This is Why We Do What We Do...
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…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!
‘Construct a Career’
Construct a Career is a nationwide campaign designed to provide a clearly defined route into the construction industry for people interested in working in this field, and who need the qualifications to do so.
During all our courses we hold weekly ‘Jobs Fairs’ where employer partners join us to help learners understand career paths open to them and provide invaluable advice and guidance – for example represenatives from Wates and O’Neill & Brennan join our ‘Introduction to Construction Skills’ course and provide insights on working in construction, sharing job opportunities and guidance that new entrants to this growing sector really need.
“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
“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 just wanted to let you know, following the training programme and passing my CSCS exam I have now started work with a roofing company…I really enjoyed the course and feel that your help on this programme has got me back into work. I really love my new job – thanks so much”
“I’d like to give my appreciation to be able to gain this qualification. I have found the course enjoyable, supportive and very informative. Your trainer has been very helpful – an amazing job well done. Thank you very much for your help, patience and guidance. It is impressive how under Covid-19 we have still been able to achieve and learn.“
“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 can’t thank you (Mark – Tutor) enough for the last few weeks, I had been off work with PTSD before Covid-19 – so it hit me hard – but being on this course has helped loads in getting my confidence back – even able to apply for jobs – and I start work this coming Tuesday (March 16th).”
Introduction to Construction Skills – March 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?
- Together with our training & funding partners we represent a national training provider with a proven track record
- Our partnership with Barnet College delivers quality assured learning from tutors with significant sector experience
- We can supply skilled workers available immediately for national rail, construction and logistics projects
- Everything we do is employer-led and bespoke to your business needs
- We have multi-sector experience and networks
- Our team is always flexible and responsive and committed to delivering the highest quality service
- We’ll help you achieve massive financial, operations and HR benefits year on year
“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 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