Stu was one of those guys that nurtured you and your abilities. In the darkest of my life he helped pull together and went above and beyond his job to help not just me but my family to be better at what we already had, yet could not see. I will always be eternally grateful and appreciative for what Stu has done. You won’t regret having this man help you, whichever area that may be in. Thank you Stu, you don’t know the special gift you have."

Sarah PattersonBritish Army Veteran

 Thank you for inviting me to this AfghanOppO employability workshop, the workshop was very useful and I applied the techniques you taught which got me my desired job which is a stepping stone for me as an Afghan who just arrived in the UK on the start of Oct 2021. I have learned a lot in the interview techniques, especially developing self-confidence and selling yourself with a relaxed mind, position, appearance, and presentation of your CV. I appreciate how you describe the most challenging issue in a very simple and unique way. You were instrumental in helping me begin a new chapter of my life, I could find the work to express my gratitude for helping me connect the dots and getting me to the right stage of mindset and confidence I will never ever forget what you have done for me."

B.A.F. AfghanOppOAfghanOppO Workshop (Partnership with JobOppO)

 Having attended a Tea Break Talk with Stu, I am now going to work on creating a new CV. I’d previously thought about paying for a company to write it, but I have learnt so much about the content and layout. Thank you, you have saved me a lot of money!"

Paula BoothTea Break Talks: September 2021

 JobOppO contacted Stu from SDM Training Services to request support with designing content for our Veterans Employability Skills Development Series. We were aware of Stu's experience and shared passion for supporting veterans into meaningful employment and were delighted with his hugely worthwhile input into the design and development of this innovative and useful package. Thanks Stu and we look forward to continuing to work with you."

Garrath WilliamsJobOppO - Director of Veteran Engagement and Development

 During my transition from the military, I met Stu from SDM Training Services, who was and still is very supportive and encouraging. Stu always made time to offer guidance and advice on my CV, Mock Interviews and reviewing my Interview feedback. SDM Training Services is versatile, can offer support and guidance in whichever area that you may require. I am forever grateful for all your continuous support and advice."

Angela ARAF Veteran

 Even before the online workshop, Stu was in touch to ask if I had any additional needs. This instantly put me at ease, which was also reflected in the session and his communication post-course. There is little doubt that he likes to smile when he works, and this made the time fly by. A really enjoyable day meeting others virtually and sharing experiences. I now feel far more confident in preparing and delivering a presentation, and also that nerves are normal."

Matthew SaundersPresentations Skills Course: May 2021

 My news is that they offered me the job! They're sending over a draft contract. Just wanted to thank you again for your advice and encouragement."

Anonymous1:1 Employability Support: July 2021