Case Studies

Codruta Harsan

Codruta Harsan was furloughed from her job as an Administrative Assistant at a city law firm at the start of April and is using the time to get CIPD qualified and kick start her career in HR. She enrolled on our Intermediate… MORE

Asterios Ozounis

Asterios Ozounis

Asterios Ozounis is a Performance Delivery Manager with British Airways and was furloughed in April.  An experienced HR practitioner, he is unsure about whether he will be returning to his role due to the current … MORE

Stephanie Ampofo

Stephanie Ampofo is a woman on a mission. In the last 12 months she has whizzed through her CIPD Level 3 Certificate in L&D with Watson Martin whilst working and developing her own business, empowering … MORE

Vicky Peters

Vicky Peters, HR Manager at Fulham Football Club, chose Watson Martin for her CIPD Advanced Diploma.  Here she explains how studying for a Level 7 qualification has improved her HR knowledge and her confidence at work … MORE


Centrica Case StudyPart of an award winning corporate graduate recruitment scheme, the HR programme has been running for several years and has an intake of between six and ten graduates each year. Its aim is to create HR professionals of the future and central to its success are three rotational placements across the Centrica Group… MORE

Steve Way

Steve Way has reached the holy grail of his profession, is a keen advocate for HR and its value to business as well as the importance of being CIPD qualified. From career banker to CIPD Chartered Fellow, I am living proof that you don’t need a… MORE

Amy Hoskin

Amy Hoskins’ career has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months.  Not only has she successfully achieved the prestigious CIPD Advanced Diploma in HRM, passing with flying colours, but she has changed jobs and recently… MORE

Gavin Hooper

With jobs in television production, manual labour, sports marketing and IT, Gavin Hooper had achieved wide ranging career experience in a number of different sectors before branching out into the business of Learning and Development… MORE

Andrea Osorio

As the learning and development co-ordinator of a London based family run cleaning services company with 800 employees, Andrea Osorio has experienced her fair share of challenges when implementing new training programmes…. MORE

Michelle Dawkins

Michelle Dawkins Case StudyChoosing a CIPD qualifications provider can be a complicated business. Not only are there lots of suppliers on the market, but the way programme is delivered can vary enormously depending on an organisation’s individual approach… MORE

Philippa Bevin

Philippa BevinIt is still a common occurrence among all sorts of small companies operating in different sectors to have no dedicated HR manager. It’s even more common for such companies to share out the HR function to a range of people within the organisation with… MORE

Matt Griffiths

A move overseas presented Matt Griffiths with the ideal opportunity to study for a CIPD Level 5 Certificate in HR Management and achieve his goal to change career.  Now having notched up the qualification in record time with Watson Martin Partnership, he is… MORE

Catherine Thomasson

Catherine Thomasson, Learning & Development Manager with Avante Care and Support successfully completed the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in L&D with Watson Martin Partnership. Here we speak to her about her experiences of the programme… MORE

Jyoti Rekha Das

Jyoti's StoryA HR Manager with India’s Energy Giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited shares her story. HR professionals – don’t neglect your own skills, says Jyoti. HR professionals are in the business of training and developing entire organisations, yet often they can neglect to improve their own skills. MORE

Rebecca Peacock

When Rebecca Peacock moved to London after completing a degree in Sociology from the University of Newcastle, she did not envisage building a career in HR. Now just six years later, she has an Advanced CIPD Diploma under her belt and is climbing the ladder at a Business Consultancy… MORE

American Express


Melanie Lepine, Global Delivery Strategy Manager for American Express explains what led her to take an Advanced CIPD Diploma with Watson Martin Partnership and why she hasn’t looked back since… MORE

Asda People Academy


Liz Rivers, Academy & Leadership Programme Manager and Saraya Ahad, programme roll-out manager discuss why Asda’s ‘People Academy’ was created to build HR capability and provide consistency in HR performance throughout the organisation… MORE


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