Case studies

Find out how we help businesses thrive through developing the skills of their staff

Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company

Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company provide probation services for low and medium risk offenders in local communities across the region. Employing nearly 900 staff, it’s essential for their employees to have the relevant skills and qualifications to operate in a sensitive environment. Alongside their in-house training for probation staff they work with learndirect to offer Apprenticeships in business administration to their business support staff.

BPS World

BPS World, a global resourcing solutions provider with offices in Maidenhead and Warrington, has been working with learndirect since 2014. Their role – to support the BPS Rising Stars Apprenticeship programme and provide the support to take each apprentice through their professional qualification.

Hospital and Outreach Education

Hospital and Outreach Education is a pupil referral unit based in Northamptonshire for children and young people with medical and mental health needs who can’t attend school full time. Pupils learning in various settings such as hospitals, in-patient units, in home and in outreach learning centres use online learndirect courses to help increase their number of hours of education in an innovative and engaging way.

Care Plus Group

Care Plus Group is a social business which provides adult health and social care services across North East Lincolnshire. They have been working in partnership with learndirect since 2009 to deliver Apprenticeships to their own staff as well as the wider community through their employability programme.

Cheeky Monkey’s Day Nursery

Cheeky Monkeys Nursery in Nuneaton has been working with learndirect for a number of years to deliver Apprenticeship to its staff which contribute to the growth of the company.


learndirect has been working in partnership with McDonald’s since 2012, helping their employees gain the skills they need to flourish through the delivery of English and maths Functional Skills.

Sirona Care and Health

learndirect has been delivering Apprenticeships to Sirona Care and Health – a not-for-profit social enterprise which provides publicly funded  community health and adult social care services – for the past two years.


National supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has been working with learndirect for the past six years to help develop their staff through Apprenticeships.

Cloybank Estate

learndirect has been working with Cloybank Estate in Falkirk since January 2014 to offer work experience placements to help the unemployed gain the skills they need to progress back into work. Cloybank is a 43-acre social enterprise and Ltd company estate which offers corporate training and leisure facilities to the general public.


aap3 is a global IT services and recruitment company. At their head office in Southampton and with the encouragement of their CEO they’ve been reaping the benefits of bringing young people into the business through Apprenticeships.

HSS Hire

HSS Hire – an award-winning supplier of tools, equipment and hire related services employing over 2,600 colleagues across the UK is working with learndirect to provide young people with a rewarding career through Apprenticeships.

Beehive Nursery

Beehive Nursery in Eastleigh works with learndirect to provide Traineeships to young people, giving them the experience they need to progress onto Apprenticeships and introducing a new enthusiasm to the business.


Ingeus works with learndirect to provide a suite of online courses to their employability clients to help improve their skills and increase the chance of them finding and securing employment.

Cherubs Day Nursery

Cherubs Day Nursery’s commitment to developing their staff has paid off and the nurseries are now reaping the benefits from the fresh pool of talent that learndirect apprentices help bring into the company.

Curian Medical

After two years in business, Curian Medical Ltd was ready to expand yet found the cost to recruit admin staff was prohibitive. But with learndirect apprentices, they’ve found the enthusiasm and desire to learn displayed by their apprentices has speeded up their growth. Now a year on they have three apprentices and plans in place to recruit two more as they see this as key to their success.

Lawnswood Child Care

Being able to mould the standard and potential of a member of staff is key for Lawnswood Child Care in Shirley, which sets itself high standards. learndirect Apprenticeships were the ideal option for the nursery.

Smart Assessor

Still in its infancy, Smart Assessor, a qualifications company in Coventry, took on its first apprentice with learndirect. Now that apprentice is part of the management team and eight more apprentices have been recruited helping the business to grow with the right people.

Falkirk Council

learndirect has been working in partnership with Falkirk Council for a number of years to provide Apprenticeships and employability services to people in the region.