Employer Area

Our offer to local businesses

New Directions working with employers


Introduction to Apprenticeships with New Directions College


Introduction to Traineeships with New Directions College

Kickstart - National Job Placement Scheme

Introduction to Kick Start

Let us know how we can support you and your business

New Directions College is working with businesses and employers across Reading and central Berkshire, to offer a range of support services, that include:

  • skills and training
  • workforce development support and succession planning
  • talent pipelines with our Traineeships and work experience programmes
  • recruitment support – help filling vacancies
  • response to redundancy – we support employers to provide support to their staff if they are at risk of redundancy
  • apprenticeship delivery (see below for more information and click on our apprenticeships page)
  • Kickstart funding
  • training facilities, including a state of the art training kitchen
  • Government funding support – advice and guidance about the latest government funding available to employers.

Contact us for more information or to discuss you business needs:

Andrea Wood
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Andrea Wood – Principal/Head of Service



07811 685850

Besmir Baxha – Apprenticeships and Vocational Curriculum Manager


07929 787 697