Testimonials from Employers & Learners
Smart Training & Recruitment specialise in a wide range of Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Business Management, Team Leading, Hospitality and Health & Social Care. Here are some of the testimonials from our happy employers and learners.
Not long completed my Diploma in business management with SMART. Throughout the whole time I was very well supported and a special thank you has to go out to my assessor, Hazel Mckinlay. Her professionalism and dedication ensured my experience was not only productive but enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this company to my friends.
Stacie Leigh Betteridge
Health and social care level 2
My apprenticeship means everything to me as it is the start of my future. It’s the beginning of my career and the footprint for future prospects and opportunities.
TLM Laser Ltd
I believe SMART has helped me develop my career and since starting my first course 5 years ago, I have received 3 different promotions within the company I currently work for. I feel SMART has helped me learn more about my role/s than I would have learned on my own.
When I was at school, I completed my A Levels and did not obtain very good grades. By completing SMART courses, I gained qualifications I never thought I would get and I received a fresh opportunity to broaden my knowledge and skills and become more desirable to other employers. I did not think I would get that chance again after leaving school.
I have worked with 3 different Training Advisors at SMART and I can say they were all extremely helpful, friendly and approachable. They made me feel confident and comfortable in completing my courses and were very supportive throughout. I could not have asked for a better service from SMART.
I would definitely recommend SMART to anyone – they are a fantastic training provider and the skills you receive from completing courses are invaluable.
I have also been impressed with the aftercare / follow up by Hazel McKinlay at Smart, she regularly visits our Apprentices to ensure they are on target to achieve the best that they can in the workplace.
Acumen Waste Services
I have already completed my Customer Service Level 2 and working towards Level 3. This is so I can better myself and my understanding of the business. I’m hoping it will make me a better Manager when I do complete my development programme and set me up for further progression.
HGS – TalkTalk Plc
From discovering Smart to this very day my whole experience has been wonderful and certainly didn’t feel like I was going back to school like I thought it would. I have just undertaken a Level 3 in Business Administration and have learnt so much more than ‘just a course’. I have learnt about internal observance days, Government publications that my employer has never mentioned and I actually understood topics that have previously baffled me. My Tutor Pippa is the most amazing, genuine and kind person and has been a pleasure to work with but has been really good at keeping me on track and pushing me where I needed it, including taking on an additional qualification. Sign up now!
My Assessor was Debby Seiles, she has been an amazing help. Debby was very patient with me when I was unsure of something and I was able to text/email/phone her if I had any queries and she would always reply promptly. She explained everything to me in detail and gave me extensive, constructive feedback after every task that I completed. I will miss her monthly visits!
I’m very grateful that my company recognises the benefit of a Smart Training and Recruitment course, it has really helped me professionally and personally. I would definitely recommend to family and friends!
Smart has supported Betapak and JR Zone for over 9 years in providing qualifications for our employees. The Training Advisors are extremely helpful and very knowledgeable in their specialist areas allowing us to offer qualifications to nearly all departments across both companies. Our Business Development Consultant, Carol is always supportive, advising us of any new courses and updating us with any changes which may affect us. We look forward to many more years working with Smart.
Jade Ilett (Group Operations Manager)
We have working been with Smart and have had a great experience working together for nearly 10 years. They have always gone above and beyond to help us get our learners to a great standard, which has allowed them to progress in their role quicker than other apprenticeship programmes. As well as being taken on into a full-time position in the team, some of the learners have gone on to lead their own departments and become part of the Teemill leadership team
Ella Rann Avery – Operations and Finance
Since we teamed up with Smart Training and Recruitment, we have received numerous young people who would like to complete work experience within our store whilst completing a traineeship course which includes employability skills, digital skills. Maths and English. Taking these young people on has been a great opportunity not only for the young people but for the management and staff at the British Heart Foundation, it has given us the opportunity to work with people from all different backgrounds, help them to gain new skills and build their confidence. We are a very big store and with limited paid staff we rely on our volunteers to keep the business running efficiently and make money for the charity, these young people continue to be an asset to our store.
Tony Walsh, Warehouse Supervisor, Southport
I started off as a supervisor not knowing how to manage a team. I needed some training but didn’t have the time to go after work to college, I chose SMART because they come to my workplace to help me study, provide management training and work towards achieving my Level 2 Maths. I feel like I am growing in confidence after each visit which is helping me become the manager I want to be
Smart training has been an ideal business solution for all I am Döner’s needs. They provide a real informative high-class service that is always friendly and efficient. One of the best features is being able to tailor the qualifications to suit our needs, I couldn’t recommend enough
I am Doner Owner
The service provided by Smart Training has been exceptional. From the first enquire/meeting, Rich has always been responsive and helpful. The candidates we have had placed have always been one of the first couple of interviews as Smart Training’s screening process understood what we as a company required. We originally started just on the look for one apprentice but the service we had from everyone at Smart Training made us want to invest in more.