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March 2018

NVQ Success Story – Colm Curran!

The transition from full time education into full time employment can be an overwhelming experience. Aktrion’s commitment to invest in local communities creating lasting work opportunities now extends to work based training qualifications. The courses are designed with the leaner in mind providing a sound practical understanding and a solid grounding for a successful future.

In Oldham we offered manufacturing and business administrations qualifications. One of our most recent success stories has to be Colm Curran, completing his NVQ  training in February 2018 he has now progressed to a full time role within Aktrion.

A fantastic employee who has developed over time; learning and understanding all aspects of our business on site. Some times challenging, always interesting and surprisingly innovative. Colm Curran has continued to impress and become an integral part of our site based team in Oldham.

Neil Costello – Operations Manager (Facilities)


Since starting my NVQ with Aktrion I have become a more confident and driven person. When I started I struggled with communication both over the phone and face to face, I was unfamiliar with all the technicalities on how an office is run and how to conduct myself in a professional environment. The NVQ qualification gave me knowledge and understanding and thanks to the support of an amazing set of co-workers and management my confidence levels soared. I have learned not only how an office works but how to participate in the daily running of an office. Now I feel confident I can communicate effectively to all people not just both in and out of the workplace.

Colm Curran Business Admin Apprentice 2018



When Colm first started with Aktrion Park Cake as an apprentice, he was not familiar with how an office runs and operates. I have seen him grow and develop into a confident and competent young man. I am very proud of his progress and I know he is headed to great things in his future.

Racheal Scholes Agency Manager (Oldham) March 2018


Colm came into recruitment as an apprentice and he seemed quiet but I could see his potential. As his confidence has grown with time, experience and guidance from our team, I have seen him progress and become a model professional but also a fun colleague to work with. I wish I had his level experience when I was his age as I believe he has a bright future ahead of him due to completing his NVQ with our company.

Lewis Braithwaite Bakery Co-ordinate (colleague) March 2018


Picture Credits: Rachael Scholes (Line Manager) & Colm Curran (Business Admin)

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