Learner Testimonial:

Ramon Oluseye

  • What are you currently doing at Jobwise Training? / What have you done?
At Jobwise Training, I have completed all the required courses and I have received my Workskills, Business Admin and English qualifications.
Currently, I have been doing a lot of lesson planning for workshops that take part during the day, as well as having project managed one of them too!

  • How has this helped you with what you want to do?
Having completed what I had to do, I can say that it has helped me a lot because I have gained experience in different roles that Jobwise Training has allowed me to perform.

  • What do you want to gain out of Jobwise Training?
Generally when I first came to Jobwise, I wanted to gain experience, open more opportunities and allow myself to be more creative and I can say that my time at Jobwise Training has allowed me to do just that!

  • What is the best thing about Jobwise Training?
They allow you to express your ideas and be creative with them which also allows you to interact more with each other for example, through workshops, coffee mornings, Dragons Den and charity projects.
Also, the staff and students here are really helpful, supportive and respectful towards my ideas. They are all friendly to be around!

Afrodite Papakyriacou

  • What are you currently doing at Jobwise Training? / What have you done?
    At Jobwise Training, I have completed my Workskills and Business Admin Unit.

  • How has this helped you with what you want to do?
    I will gain a certificate for the work I have completed, which is Workskills and Business Admin. This is going to help me get an apprenticeship and help me get a job in the future because I will have gained a certificate in the areas I need. By doing this, so far, it already has opened many more opportunities because this has added onto my qualifications which also makes my CV look much better!

    • What do you want to gain out of Jobwise Training?
      From Jobwise Training, I want to gain a qualification in Business Admin.
      When I first came here, I wanted to get an apprenticeship. But now, I have changed my decisions on my career plans and I want to learn for another year or so. My change of plans shows that people my age can still be confused on what they want to do but that's okay. Jobwise has helped me understand what I need to do to go out to the workforce and by learning for another year. I can build on my confidence, experience and become ready for the working environment.

    • What is the best thing about Jobwise Training?
    • The best thing about Jobwise Training is the staff that work there. They are friendly, supportive and they have helped and taught me in so many different ways. The students are friendly. I have made really good friends with some of the other students here.
      Also, the workshops here are interesting and really good to be a part of as well as another great way to get to know other students!

    Tolu, Apprenticeship with Pod Point

    'I started looking for jobs, I found it really hard and I wasn't really getting any response from anything I was looking into. Now I am way more confident because I got more experience… more experience means more opportunities.. I'll definitely recommend Jobwise to a friend because they have supported me every step of the way. They have literally been such a great support…it's been really good!"

    Amir Mohammed, Apprenticeship with Pearson

    'We work as a family, we don't work as a team we're a family. I've learnt a lot of things that I didn't not have or think I'll have one day. My Assessor is Liz, whenever I need any help or any advice I just email her or call her and that helps a lot because we always keep in touch. Jobwise will always help you in interview preparation in everything, in every aspect, so I think Jobwise is really fantastic!"

    Joe Hunter, Apprenticeship at Bendon

    "Jobwise have helped me a lot, because when I came to Jobwise I told them my interest and what I am passionate about and every step of the way they helped me and supported me and gave me the opportunity to get this placement. I'm doing the dream job that I have always loved to do. It's hard to find a place where you can love a job and love everyone there and that is what I have got and I feel lucky about that.. I am going from strength to strength, and I can look back at school and think I have actually achieved what I wanted to achieve. So if I had one piece of advice, it would be to keep your head down, don't listen to any doubts that anyone has because you can achieve something like I did through Jobwise".

    Employer Testimonial:

    Ricardo, Team Leader at Pearson

    "Amir was very shy when he first started but since the beginning had been efficient and reliable. Since I met Amir he has developed and changed a lot, he is more confident and quite experienced in all the systems and processes we have internally. He is very good support".

    Michelle Greggory, Communications Manager at TCM Group

    "I've really seen Emily grow in confidence, she is always happy to help. She asks questions when she doesn't understand things and volunteers for tasks, she is just fantastic. We are a really busy company so having Emily in and her learning the role is just a fantastic support for us to have, we've learnt things from her as well in areas that can be improved… so it has been mutually beneficially for both us and Emily".

    John Buni CEO at Tailor Made

    "Rui has always been a 'chippy' and enthusiastic individual but now he has grown into the role. He takes on more responsibility and has developed his attention to detail. His work ethic has changed drastically. I've had to send Rui over to Amsterdam for the day and for someone so young is a huge responsibility and he did it well and I felt that was a huge milestone in his character.Any employer who doesn't think they have the time to train an apprentice, through working with Jobwise as a training provider I can say that they take a lot of that burden off you as employer. They help work with the apprentice and give them structured training that they need."

    Staff Testimonial

    Alana Birmingham

    • What is your role at Jobwise Training?
    I teach and assess Functional Skills Maths to young people on the study programme, create schemes of work, plan lessons and mentor the young people within my TS group.

    • What made you want to work at Jobwise Training?
    I wanted to work at Jobwise Training when I researched the work that they do with young people; Jobwise work with young people to prepare them for the workforce and encourage them to be ambitious and professional; Jobwise also prepare young people for some of the challenges that could face them in their first professional job.

    When I first arrived at Jobwise Training, I was impressed with how professional and ambitious the learners' were and this made me very excited to work with Jobwise Training.

    • What is the best thing about your job?
    The best thing about my job is being able to be creative with lesson plans and resources used in teaching functional skills maths. Maths is a subject that most learners have a negative feeling about. It feels great when a learner turns their view around and is able to see that maths is not as difficult as they first thought. Their confidence with the subject improves.

    Bruce Huckle

    • What is your role at Jobwise Training?
    My role a Jobwise Training is Business Administration and Workskills Tutor. As well as the project manager of Dragons Den.

    • What made you want to work at Jobwise Training?
    Jobwise Training is all about genuinely supporting young people into work with the right skills and attitude. They expect a high standard to achieve this, of which the reward of seeing so many young people achieve their target is fulfilling.

    • What is the best thing about your job?
    Project managing the Dragons Den programme that helps develop the skills of young people in getting into work. Watching the students grow in experience and confidence is fantastic. They are all incredibly talented, but supporting them to make the most of their talents to showcase to prospecting employers and watching them all reap the rewards, makes me feel that I am making a difference to someone's life.

    A Jobwise Journey

    Nia Amer, Apprentice at Origin Housing

    As I did not do my GCSEs or go to college, I always thought I was at a standstill in life. I felt that I could not get a job no matter how basic the job role was due to my lack of qualifications. However, Jobwise Training motivated me to attend interviews which landed me my apprenticeship at Origin Housing Ltd. My apprenticeship taught me different aspects of a business as I was able to work very closely with different departments and gain knowledge of what everyone does. I believe an apprenticeship opens doors for anyone to step into the business environment. It is the best way to ease yourself into work at a pace that is most comfortable. Read More