May 2018 – Virginia just commented that Farrington’s are still trading as NEW FOCUS COLLEGE and still up to their old tricks. I see Draycott’s DYP (Developing Your Potential) is also insolvent. He took me on last year because I mentioned him in the same post as the Farrington’s but according to Virginia DYP employ the same tactics by getting you to buy a course and then disappear.
August 2016 – Bob just informed that the Farrington’s registered yet another new company namely NEW FOCUS COLLEGE – BE AWARE.
I just saw on the companies house website that Kerri Farrington and Scott Farrington are the directors of this company as of 13 January 2016. I would stay far away from The Learning College regardless of how legit they might appear to be. They have cheated too many people at their previous companies to ever trust them. They tend to advertise jobs on jobsites – these jobs don’t exist, but this is how they lure people to contact them.
Beware of the Farringtons.
A reader just alerted me that Vision Recruitment is now trading as The Learning College. I couldn’t find anything that indicated that Kerry Farrington is part of it. She might have decided to stay in the background as her reputation is definitely not a positive one. I would however not trust this company due to their relation to Vision Recruitment and all the scam companies Farrington is associated with. Be warned. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08575984/filing-history
This one went into liquidation as well. Since 2012 five companies ran by Kerry Farrington went into liquidation. http://companycheck.co.uk/director/913510031
I have been made aware of this new company through a poster on this blog. Developing Your Potential Recruitment. The set-up seems the same as RDS and Vision Recruitment used to be. You have to take a silly literacy and numeracy test. Then some sales agent phones you and try to get you to buy a course for around £300. The course on Developing Your Potential’s site is exactly the one I did. It is a useless course.
Last year, I send my CV for a job advertised by Recruitment and Development Solutions (RDS). I instantly received a phone call from a very slick salesman, Nick Jellyman, who told me to ever be considered for such a job (of which they apparently had many) I have to do a short course through the company.
I should have smelled a rat, but the course wasn’t too expensive, so I enrolled. Needless to say the course didn’t teach me anything I didn’t already know, but I assumed the certificate would open doors for me. Literally a month after the course finished the company went into liquidation.
I emailed the director, Kerri Farrington, to find out what is happening with all the jobs they had and where the certification was accredited. With the company not existing anymore the certificate had no value as it wasn’t accredited anywhere. I now sit with a certificate for a course where I learnt nothing new, which isn’t worth the paper it is written on. She promised to send me for interviews as soon as her new company is up and running. It is now a year later and she has disappeared. I get no answers to my emails and the phone lines are disconnected.
I eventually wrote it off as just another scam I fell for, until the other day. I saw an advertisement for a position similar to the one I applied for with RDS. The description was 80% the same as the one I saw last year. If you don’t have the necessary qualifications they will contact you to discuss options. By now I know this option is to get money out of you for a useless certification. Unless they want to sell something to you, recruitment agents very seldom contact you, if you don’t fit the profile for the position.
I decided to dig a bit deeper and checked out Vision Recruitment ( the company that advertised the job similar to the one I fell for last year). When I looked on their website they didn’t even had education as a job sector. They advertisement was for a job in education. How can you advertise a job on a job site but don’t have that job or even the job sector on your own website?
I couldn’t find Kerri Farrington’s name anywhere on the site, but didn’t give up. I decided to Google her name and found her LinkedIn profile where she proudly call herself the director at Vision Recruitment. Bingo. I am sure she hasn’t got her name on the Vision Recruitment website as she knows she owes all the people who took her stupid course jobs.
So, be very careful of Vision Recruitment. They don’t really have the jobs they advertise and they will promise you the sun and the moon if you take a useless course with them. Once they made their money, I believe the company will be liquidated again and no chance of getting your money back or a job.