Feedback from our clients is most important to us. Client feedback enables us to continuously develop and improve our course offerings based on the experiences and opinions of former course participants.
In this section, we would like to share some of the feedback that we have received from individuals and companies.
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“Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the course was managed remotely. I felt that New Links did a super job creating a virtual remote classroom with such a varied content and breakout groups via zoom. I felt we were in a real classroom together. Every Saturday morning, I looked forward to connecting with everyone and I will miss the get together going forward. I found the course refreshing and felt like a relaxed environment to learn in. Credit due to New Links for enabling this in such challenging circumstances. The New Links team have a passion for what they do and it really comes across in the training. This training course has provided me with a lot of new learnings to apply to my work in conjunction with supporting me with mapping out my own personal plan for the future”
– Personal & Professional Development June 2020
I did a survey with my group after our recent attendance at the Presenter Masterclass. It got glowing reviews for Martina as the trainer, with the addition of the mindfulness and the yoga being called out as some of the highlights. The fact that there was very little pressure when it came to the presentations and that we could do any topic we wanted really made it. Martina’s examples of bringing your tribe and that everyone wants you to succeed really helped, particularly in a recent event we had onsite here where most of us from the group had to present to a massive external audience! Thanks for setting this up for us.
– Learning and Development Analyst, Sun Life Financial
Jane who works in a large multi- National Tech company contacted us recently with some very good news – see below for Jane’s career transition story….
I signed up for a 6 week Train the Train the course last February with New Links Training Solutions in Dublin. I had been working in a Customer Support role for 2 years and had reached the highest level of my role. I was eager to grow within my company and was looking to step up to the next level. The QQI Train the Trainer looked like a good option to get me noticed and I hoped to become a certified trainer in my company. The course was amazing (and challenging at the same time!). My fellow students were fantastic and we were all a great support for each other. I finished the course in April and around the same time an internal training role became available. Three interviews later, I started my new training job and couldn’t be happier. A big thanks to Janet and the team at New Links Training Solutions – I wouldn’t have made it this far without you!
– Jane Dublin
I completed the Train the Trainer course with New Links Training Solutions just before moving into my current role. It enabled me to progress my career much more quickly than I would have otherwise by giving me valuable skills – delivering training courses, assessing training needs in an organisation and designing training programmes. I think these skills are crucial for any organisation to be successful and after the Train the Trainer course I was able to apply them with confidence. The course itself was excellent – great content, a highly experienced and skilled trainer and the opportunity to learn from other learners on the course. I would strongly recommend New Links and their Train the Trainer programme for people who want to develop their skills and progress their career in training, or for more experienced trainers who want to improve.
– James T, Recruitment Manager, Dublin
“I can’t speak highly enough of new links, I was let down with two days notice by our usual manual handling trainers after rearranging 16 rotas to facilitate training. New links accommodated our last minute request without batting an eyelid and their trainer was excellent. He went out of his way to make the training relevant, explaining what part of the back our team used during specific actions. He tailored each point he needed to communicate to our business and made the session relaxed and enjoyable. We are now lifetime clients of New Links and I’m looking forward to working with them again in the future.”
– Ciara, Manager Kelly & Dollard
“Just finished my amazing course today! It’s been one of the most challenging times in my life but I broke down all my own boundaries to become and go on to being now an amazing Tutor with skills that I can use around the World!! I look forward to what my future brings and what doors it will open! Highly recommend and commend all involved in New links! From the first phone call to my final exam today, this team are amazing! Thank you to all! Never change, you are all so professional in each field!”
– Christine, Creation hair, nail beauty studio, Cork
Brilliant courses and great trainers. My mum and my brother did courses here and has really helped them. All the staff are lovely and so helpful. Would highly recommend!
-Laura K, Marketing professional
We had a great tutor, she made learning very easy & was very approachable regarding queries. It’s a very practical course, the theories can be directly applied to practice.
– Orchard Children’s Services
Training facilitator Martina was very knowledgeable & really easy to listen to & learn from. The course helps build confidence & will be useful for your career in the present or future.
– Orchard Children’s Services
This is a very helpful course particularly to those of us that have been out of the “loop” for a while. The course was especially helpful with interview preparation & technique, CV layout & presentation and it also showed me how to compose a cover letter.
– Maria, Career Planning
The course is intense but worth the effort. You learn a lot in a short space of time and you also learn from the other fellow learners. It is about getting the right mixture of practical and theoretical. It was also good fun and the self-reflection was very illuminating.
– Train the Trainer
I enjoyed the course immensely. Janet, our tutor was very professional and personable, which certainly helps settle initial nerves. She was very encouraging also. The training was of a high quality and there was plenty of support online if needed.
– Train the Trainer
The course was very professional and of a high standard in every way because of Janet! It has been a journey! Janet’s input was personable and she was a wonderful guide.
-Train the Trainer
As an established independent trainer, I can now look back at the training that I received from New Links Training Solutions. Since completing my Train the Trainer course, I have established myself as a Manual Handling training instructor. This time last year I decided to add to my already existing H&S qualifications to complete a QQI Train the Trainer Special Purpose Award. Completing the Train the Trainer course helped me to structure and develop my business and with support from my tutor I added to my already existing training portfolio. One year on I now deliver manual handling workshops and QQI Manual Handling Instructor training. I am grateful to New Links for helping me to progress my career as a self-employed trainer.
-Train the Trainer
I have learned and gained so much from this course both on a personal level and in the learning aspect of the course. I would highly recommend this course to others. The learning that you gain plus the journey of discovery you go on. I learned a lot of insights into coaching. The experience of being a coach and the knowledge that you gain on the course is very beneficial.
-Coaching Models of Practice
The course is amazing, I learned so much that will benefit both my personal and professional life. It was very enjoyable and informative course. The delivery was fantastic. I would highly recommend this course to someone else, I believe everyone should complete this course for their own personal development. It was a personal journey and I learned a lot.
-Coaching for Performance
I would strongly recommend the course because I found it so relevant and having been given this space to discuss my practice and approach to work. I feel I am more present in the moment when working.
This was a fantastic training and was very well paced and I loved how creative the trainer was in her delivery and facilitation. I have heightened awareness around the transference projection and countertransference in my work.
I would strongly recommend this course as it was tailor made for the work that we do. The important learning points I took from this training are the techniques, and approaches to use in my work for the future.https://www.newlinkstraining.com/management-and-leadership/supervisory-management/
My learning, theory and investigating the legislation on the criminal justice act and child care act. I thoroughly enjoyed the content. It was very challenging, excited and worked really well. I loved the group dynamics.
Thank you to everybody who has taken time to provide us with feedback on our training courses.