Cidori reached a massive pre-employment training milestone for the 2020-2021 academic year…
We helped more than 1000 of our learners into jobs – and we think that’s more than a grand outcome!
This is Why We Do What We Do...
Job outcomes matter and make a difference not just to the lives of our learners, but to the lives of their families, friends and of course their new employers – our workcoaches and employment managers work tirelessly with our learners to help get them into jobs and the feedback below speaks volumes…
Something to shout about…
Getting feedback from learners keeps our focus where it needs to be – on people and the outcomes that change career paths and lives for the better.
Below you can see just some of the great feedback we consistently receive from learners…
It reminds us of who we are and why we’re here…we offer 91% of our pre-employment course candidates a job and over 60% of our learners go into employment, self-employment or further learning – and with more than 90% of learners regularly rating our courses as “excellent” or “good” we’re not ashamed to raise a few decibels about it!
Case Study: Tiffany McArthur-Channer
Tiffany successfully completed our 10 day on-line ‘Introduction to Construction Skills’ course in May 2021. Our team was able support her entry into the Trainee Scheme being run by Vistry Partnerships – the UK’s leading Partnerships business, and help her apply for a role. She landed her new job in September 2021:
“I have just started working for Vistry Partnership as a community liaison officer, I am enjoying my new role, no day is the same and I’m learning new things daily. I’m looking forward to growing my career within the company and the industry.”
“My tutor was great; he made the subject interesting and really engaged with us. If we needed help on the course, he gave us the support we needed without just telling us the answers.
The course gave me the basic skills and knowledge of a completely new industry that I’ve been able to really develop an enjoyment for. It’s given me new career prospects that literally mean the sky is the limit now.“
Case Study: Annika Prescott
Before enrolling on one of our Teaching Assistant pre-employment courses, delivered with our partners at Axia Solutions, Annika was on Universal Credit after being a stay at home Mum for 17 years. We asked Annika for her thoughts on the course & beyond.
“I was asked about what I wanted to do as a career, I was told about this teaching assistant course and that after completion I would be signed up with Now Education for the opportunity to work.“
“I was really nervous to be starting an intensive 4 week course – especially being online too, I really didn’t think I would be able to handle it as well as continuing with my daily life…I was very wrong!“
” Though there is a lot of work and research and at first you feel overwhelmed, its really not as scary as it looks, you get plenty of time to complete your work and plenty of help every day.“
“ My tutor still checks up on me from time to time… they don’t just forget about you once you complete the course…I honestly couldn’t have chosen a better course to start my career in working with children.”
“Deciding to take the leap and do this course with Cidori is the best decision I ever made, and I can’t wait to get up and go to work.”
“It is the first time I have done online training through a college. I would like to thank Cidori and Barnet Southgate College for presenting this opportunity. To be able to increase your skills with online education is truly amazing.
I would like to thank Obi (Tutor) for his dedication to each and every member on the course, while working through the workbooks. His attitude towards the training was inspiring and his method of teaching, an example to everyone. Although we were in a group, I felt like I had personal attention. So, I can confidently say that when the mock test and exams came, I was totally prepared to write them.”
Introduction to Construction Skills – July 2021
“Thank you for the valuable training and your patience and understanding…content and presentation was easy to take in and very professionally done. I would recommend Cidori to anyone thinking of wanting to gain knowledge and qualifications in the Construction industry.”
Introduction to Construction Skills – July 2021
“Thank you so much for your very valuable training these last 3 weeks. I appreciated that you made it fun. I feel confident & prepared to deal with uncomfortable issues. The course and the presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples all made for a really enjoyable programme. I want to extend my appreciation to Cidori & Axia Solutions for giving me this opportunity to extend & build my future career progression.“
Introduction to Construction Skills – May 2021
“I recently completed your online training and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the quality of the course delivery. I found the presentation style very engaging and easy to understand – I was able to work at a pace that suited me. My tutor was easy to approach with questions and guidance in helping to complete workbooks. He kept me and the other participants up to date with our progress on a daily basis and offered support if it was needed to catch up. I felt very well prepared when I sat my final CSCS exam and achieved a score of 98%.
The course has given me the qualification and confidence to pursue my career as a professional painter and decorator on construction sites and I would highly recommend Cidori.“
Jason Docker – June 2021
Introduction to Construction Skills
"Cidori and Axia Solutions have made it so easy for me to begin the journey to a career in Construction. The sign up was simple and communication between me and the programme runners was easy and professional.
Being the only woman on the group I didn't feel like the odd one out or that I didn't belong. The tutor was warm and welcoming - easy to talk to and made sure we all fully understood the material before moving on.
Being online it was a bit unusual at first but soon became comfortable and easy to use and work out. I am extremely grateful to Cidori and Axia Solutions for this opportunity and I hope to begin my career soon."
Sally Worrall - Introduction to Construction Skills
“Cidori and Axia Solutions have proven that learning is not a struggle, but fun and entertaining. Not enough words to magnify the professionalism and dedication of both teams. Being an international learner I found the course very interactive and easy to understand. Moreover, I have learned valuable knowledge that will help me to pass the interview for my British citizenship. I want to take this opportunity to thank to everyone for helping and supporting me.
I have met few people that really take in consideration my concerns and help me unconditionally. Great team with amazing people, made me feel like I am surrounded by friends. It was the best part of lockdown for me, I loved it and I wished this course would last a bit longer.“
Diana Nitu – March 2021
Introduction to Construction Skills
“This is (my) first Cidori Course…I have in the past completed college courses and have a recognised apprenticeship in engineering. With the current (Covid-19) situation the course was held live on Zoom. I was very sceptical and did not hold much hope.
I have to say I was very impressed from the outset and the initial contact was faultless, Nicola (Employment Manager) could not have been more helpful. This is a rare trait these days and nothing was a problem for her.
Course content was of a good standard and achieved what it set out to do. I have an Oil/Gas background, but moving into construction…it was stimulating enough to keep my interest. As for Zoom…it worked well, from a business point of view I think it could be the way forward, you can fill spaces from a wider geographical location…reduce people’s carbon footprint as no need for travel. When you have the right people delivering the course content this is a winner.
Course tutor Obi made a fantastic job of delivering the course, he had a lot of patience with members that had not used Zoom before…I would not hesitate to participate in another Cidori Course…thank you to all the people involved.”
David Zvi – February 2021
Introduction to Construction Skills
“This 3-week course has really helped me to develop my skills and knowledge, not only in my chosen career field, construction and Health & Safety, but also in other aspects: Employment, Digital skills and Resilience & Perseverance. I have really enjoyed the process and it has helped me to grow in confidence by the way the work-books really challenge you and help you to understand the industry.
Obi (tutor) really helped us as a group to learn, progress and encouraged us, not only in the Zoom sessions but also with positive feedback. He made the course enjoyable as well as pushed us in our learning which resulted in me passing my exam!! Thank you for this course, Obi, Nicola (Employment Manager) and CIDORI, I will definitely recommend it to others!“
Eriant Kouka (Dec 2020)
“Excellent teaching resources…I liked the case-based approach…have learned many things about personal resilience and perseverance…the correct way of lifting, working at height and benefits of maintaining good housekeeping in construction. It was my first time studying online…I thought it will be difficult to cope, but from the first day the tutor used clear and interesting examples and always had a good example to support the argument.
Obi (tutor) has been incredibly helpful with every aspect of my course, including preparation for CV and interview, method to track job applications, CITB Test – he made even the most challenging questions seem manageable, and always gave very beneficial and useful feedback.“
Sulafa El-Moula (Dec 2020)
“I would like to thank the tutor for his patience and effort during the course…professionally handling an online training course with 24 students from different cultures & backgrounds…making the course interesting.
Help was constantly available with CV reviewing, covering letters, job opportunities…finding solutions and support for the course & giving advice for job research. I come from a different working background and language…yet found the course interesting and useful. I enjoyed my 3-week program and recommend CIDORI as training provider.“
Introduction to Construction Skills – February 2021
“I’ve been wanting to move over to tools, without knowing how – Cidori’s course helped me understand and find my new direction within this industry. Introduction to Construction Skills helped me gain other qualifications – health & safety in construction, securing employment, and personal resilience.
Recently out of work due to Covid-19 and breaking my leg, I found this course gave me great focus/purpose to develop my skills as I recover. I’ve never done interactive learning and was really worried about it. I found this course enjoyable and fun to do with plenty of time to catch up if needed. I did think I would struggle with dyslexia, but others had the same issues – our tutor had a particularly good approach at helping us at different levels and speeds.
I want to thank Cidori for their support with the training…we had a ‘Job Fair’ where employers joined us and spoke about training they offer and gave contact details to stay in touch & help securing a new role within this industry. I found this remarkably interesting and useful…many thanks for a fantastic course which I found fun to do and would not hesitate to go on another course with Cidori in the future.”
Mike Burrows – February 2021
Why Choose Cidori?
- Simple sign-up
- Supportive Customer Care team will guide you every step of the way
- Training that inspires and builds confidence
- Our training partners Barnet Southgate College & Axia Solutions deliver high quality learning
- Qualified tutors with significant experience
- Course content is easy to absorb
- Presentation of course is engaging & interactive
- Work at a pace that suits you
- Help with Digital/IT skills, CV, job opportunities
- We prepare you to qualify & succeed
- We support you into employment
“I have really enjoyed my time with Cidori and Axia – I’m glad I came on this course – it has made my career path seem ‘bigger’ and given me a better view of Construction – I would like to thank all of the team – you have all been so helpful it was challenging but it was good to get me thinking again.”
Nigel Batcheloor – Introduction to Construction Course (April 2021)
“I can’t thank you enough for the last couple of weeks, I had been off work with PTSD before Covid-19, which hit me hard – but this course has helped loads in getting my confidence back – able to apply for jobs – I start work full time work again this coming Tuesday!”
Introduction to Construction Course (March 2021)
“I have learnt much more about Health & Safety from the Cidori course and the issues around employment law, as well covering British values. Writing a CV during the course helped to give me the push I needed to complete the one I had started as well the advice to finish the task.“
Stephen Jelly – Introduction to Construction Course (December 2020)
“Our partnership work with Cidori brings together the strength of two quality conscious providers to deliver robust training to learners. The focus is on genuine personal development with a view to getting people back into the workplace.” Paula Rowland – Managing Director, Axia Solutions
“Cidori is an exceptional provider. Ahead of the game in workforce learning, there isn’t a single aspect of their service they could improve on. Outstanding communications and teamwork.” Su Pickerill – Head of Group Community Investment, Wates Group