L Vaughan

B&Q, Powderhall

Liam has fitted in very well at B&Q. At 17 years old, he has shown great maturity in tackling all the tasks he is given. He has gained experience in working on checkouts and helps with sales in the kitchen department.


M Boyle

NOW Recruitment

Marc was in the first group of trainees. After passing his CSCS test, he helped to set up a.com business, now MEC. He started working with NOW Recruitment and gained another contract with a company working at Jewel & Esk College.


L McIntosh

MJM Flooring (Scotland) Ltd, Bonnyrigg

His supervisor said that Liam had fitted in very well and was like a member of the family.


S Kearney

Midlothian Council

Steven started work as an Apprentice Roadworker with Midlothian Council. His mother said that he had enjoyed the course and it had really helped build his confidence. He has told us that he is enjoying the job and he has fitted in very well.


M Coutts

Michaela was the first girl on the programme. Although she had completed a course in mechanics at college, she was shy when she started with us. She soon came into her own, fitting in well and carrying out all the tasks she was given, including painting Unit 4 in readiness for it being leased commercially. Michaela completed the programme and started working with Next as a seasonal temp and at Prestonfield Golf Club.


From employers

“Aspire has employed staff that have undertaken the McSence Help in Home Training Programme. This has been excellent, as they gained all the essential knowledge for competent staff in the workplace.”

-Sandy Peacock, Area Manager, Aspire Housing and Personal Development Services.


From former students

“I have learned a lot from this and its gave me confidence especially when meeting new people.”
“ I think my training instructor has a great way of teaching. Her techniques made it fun and a lot  easier to understand.”
“I was very nervous on my first day and had very little confidence. Caroline and the class made me feel safe.”
“My confidence is a lot better. Caroline is good at putting you at ease and explaining. This makes me feel less anxious to try new things and with my job search.”
“I will definitely move into employment, but I am also considering further education so I can gain the right qualification. This course has given me a grounding of the things I need to know and has given me confidence to apply for jobs or college. “
“Thank you for giving me the chance. This has given me so much confidence. It’s changed my life for the better.”