Over the years, I have offered work placements to a number of Nacro’s young people and in return my business has benefited in a number of ways. Having also previously taken students on work experience placements from other colleges, I found them to be lacking in enthusiasm, willingness to learn and had some problems with their behaviour. By contrast, Nacro learners are better prepared and more willing to learn and they come with related skills from the training they have received at Nacro.

There is also excellent support from Nacro staff. On the very odd occasion there is an issue, it is 99% sorted out within the hour and 100% within the same day. I wouldn’t hesitate to take further young people on placement with me or indeed to recommend Nacro’s young people to other employers. My customers have also commented on how nice it is to see young people learning how to do jobs.