What employers say about us

We're proud to work with the business community of greater Nottingham, from small limited companies to large multi-nationals. Here's what our partners have to say about us...

Circle – Europe’s largest healthcare partnership.

Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Award in First Line Management

“I did the course to gain experience in management techniques. I found it useful to learn how to plan, delegate and free up time to do other elements of my job. I’d definitely recommend the programme as it teaches people different management styles and can help further their careers.” - Nick Gullick, Circle.

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust 

NVQ Level 2 in laundry facilities.

“The training has been really important in raising the levels of productivity in the laundry department by over 40% in the past twelve months, something seen as crucial if the service is to be retained in-house. ncn worked very closely with NUH and offered exceptional support to staff in order achieve these results.” - Mark Stone, Linen Services Manager.

FACE Recording and Measurement Systems Ltd.

FACE Recording & Measurement Systems Ltd is a Nottingham based company specialising in the development of assessment tools and software for the health and social care sector.

We worked with FACE to develop its Apprenticeship programme.

“From helping us to identify our needs and which Apprenticeships to offer, to recruitment and ongoing support for trainees, ncn have made it a smooth and straightforward process.” - Emma Birkinshaw, Finance, Office and HR Manager


Conkers, the activity centre based in Derbyshire, has been working alongside ncn to deliver various training to their employees.

“I’ve been impressed by how the College assessors have worked with our employees, building their confidence. They’ve also demonstrated the benefits of improving their qualifications.” - Deanne Atkin, Manager.


Jasmin Barlow-Wilkinson, owner of Nottingham city centre-based café Homemade, has been working with ncn to gain support in developing her staff and helping them to build their skills within the hospitality sector.

“My staff have enjoyed having the opportunity to learn new skills, build upon their existing skills and gain a formal qualification. ncn has supported us with NVQ Level 2 training in food processing and professional cookery and it has given staff a real focus in their work. As a result, I think they are achieving more job satisfaction and their enhanced skills are good for the business too.”

Woodborough Hall

Head Chef at Woodborough Hall, Des Sweeney, has been working with ncn for a number of years, supporting his staff to achieve a range of professional qualifications and certificates.

“Most of our work with ncn has been in relation to NVQ training in food and drink service and professional cookery. It’s great to see new talent coming through and being able to support their development and achievement with training and formal qualifications. Communication is key to the success of any partnership and the longevity of my relationship with the College says a lot – I really believe in the work that we do with them.”

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