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Welsh Business in Awards Flurry

Recruitment and training specialists, New Directions Holdings have been announced as winners of the Innovation and Excellence Award for Recruitment and Training in the Corporate LiveWire Awards 2015.These awards celebrate and reward innovation and excellence in businesses across the UK. All the winners were subject to a rigorous assessment criteria. It ensured that only the most deserving firms and individuals walked away with one of their prestigious accolades. This year’s winners include prestigious companies such as Google, Deloitte and PwC.Jeff Tune, CEO for New Directions comments, […]

New Directions Manager Shortlisted for Investors in People (IIP) Award

Kelly Storer, Regional Sales Manager for Cardiff-based business New Directions has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Manager of the Year category in the second annual Investors in People Awards.The Awards, which received over 400 entries internationally, celebrates the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. Winners are announced at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner at Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London, on 24th June 2015. Finalists represent the best of […]

Melissa Brake, Administrator completes apprenticeship programme

As National Apprenticeship Week comes to an end, our final interview of the week comes from another employee who has completed their apprenticeship programme with New Directions.Melissa Brake, 20, works as an administrator for our Care and Support team in the Bryn Mawr office. She has worked at New Directions for 2 1/2 years and recently completed her apprenticeship in Business and Administration, Level 2. How has the apprenticeship programme helped you progress your career? I came to New Directions straight out of school with no experience in a working environment. Being on an apprenticeship […]

Melissa completes apprenticeship in Business Administration

Melissa Hale

Melissa Hale, 20, has worked for New Directions as an HR Administrator since September 2012. Since joining the company she has completed an apprenticeship in Business Administration, Level 2 and talks to us about how completing an apprenticeship has helped progress her career in Human Resources.Melissa, how has the apprenticeship programme helped you progress your career? Completing my Business Administration apprenticeship has given me more confidence which has allowed me to take on additional responsibility beyond my job role.How do you feel the apprenticeship benefitted you compared […]

Rachel tells us why she chose to go down the apprenticeship route…

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. In June 2014, New Directions employed Rachel Pearce, 24, as a Trainee Compliance Administrator who is currently completing an NVQ in Business Administration and an apprenticeship in Compliance Administration.Rachel tells us why she chose to go down the apprenticeship route… 1) How did you hear about the Apprenticeship programme? I heard about the opportunity to become a Trainee Compliance Administrator at New Directions from a friend who was working here at the time. She told me about the role and the apprenticeship scheme and I felt it would be […]

New Directions Celebrates World Book Day 2015

On 5th March 2015, the New Directions group of companies joined schools, colleges and thousands of other organisations to celebrate World Book Day. Teams from across the UK got involved in dressing up, writing reviews of their favourite books and visiting schools in their areas to help them celebrate the occasion.The annual event celebrates all things literary and encourages children across the globe to pick up a book and get reading!Speaking about their participation in the events of the day, Howard Burge, National Director for New Directions Education said 'this is a wonderful initiative […]

#WorldCancerDay #Wewillunite

Today our teams across the business came together to join the fight against Cancer. For those who fought and lost, for those who fought and won...and for those still fighting...         

Businesses Plan for Training in 2015

The trend for businesses across the UK investing in training has increased in 2014. The median number of training hours employees receive per year has increased to 30 (from 25 in 2013 and 24 in 2012)*.With more prospective employees citing training and development as their ‘deal breaker’ when selecting new employment opportunities, is your business delivering when it comes to investing in training for staff?Alan Verallo, Commercial Training Manager for New Directions Training comments ‘a demand for learning and development from all sectors has increased dramatically this year for […]

Staff at New Directions Donate Record Gifts

The New Directions group of companies has, for a second consecutive year donated to the South Wales 'Mr X' charity drive. The project, which aims to furnish children living in poverty or care with a Christmas present has been running for over half a century.Mr X, a mystery benefactor drives the annual project to ensure that those children in difficult circumstances in South Wales are not forgotten over the festive period. Businesses, individuals, community groups and friends all come together to arrange a gift for a child in need.Leah Seltzer, who drives the initiative for the New Directions […]

Mr X Appeal Drives Charitable Ambitions

With just over one week to go until the New Directions group of companies make their annual donation to the Mr X appeal, ambition in the office is running high.The Mr X appeal asks businesses, individuals and groups of people to offer a Christmas present donation for young people living in poverty or care.Last year the business heeded to the call of South Wales’ charity initiative providing gifts for over 50 children.Leah Seltzer, who heads up the drive on behalf of New Directions comments ‘This campaign is so very important. At a time of year when people are enjoying time with […]