Client Feedback

Check out some of the client feedback we have received at Pathfinder North East

Mr. Maurice Hall, Headteacher at Alnwick Duchess High School

Since late 2016, we at Duchess Community High School have been working with Pathfinder North East to improve the level of Career provision available for our students.

Pathfinder have huge passion, commitment and a clear belief in that by developing the practical and employability skills of all young people, it enables them to become better prepared for their transition into the world of work.

By utilising their extensive years of business, coaching and learning & development knowledge, Pathfinder bring together the right connections which can make a real difference to our young people when they are considering their career choices.

We are already seeing some great results with strong business connections being formed. Several of our students have also secured job offers for September ’17 and many more of our students now have a much greater awareness of the broad range of career options available to them. These results have been echoed in our most recent Ofsted review where our progression on Careers was recognised.

I would highly recommend Pathfinder and their range of services to any young person, business or school.

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Hopes & Dreams, Year 5 careers event – Newminster School, Morpeth

The students offered positive feedback for the day. They recognised that the day provided some ‘space’ for them to think about their dreams and aspirations.

Comments from the day included:

“It was a fun way to think about what you want in your future.” Lily

“Amazing day and it really helped me to think about what I could do in the future.” Anna

“I enjoyed the police workshop and looking at all their equipment.” Elliot

“I appreciated that you were here to oversee the guests and support with ensuring everyone knew what they were doing and where needed refinement or review of the activity was encouraged.” Mrs S Razzaqi (Assistant Headteacher)

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North East Raising Aspiration Partnership (NERAP)

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Pathfinder North East for Newminster Middle School’s ‘Hopes and Dreams Day’. In the run up to the event, the staff were easily contactable via email or phone and were always approachable and helpful. The day was really well organised and both the teachers and students relayed to me how much they had enjoyed it. The staff were really friendly and clearly committed to running a high-quality event. I look forward to working with Pathfinder North East again in the future.

Emily Jeffrey – Higher Education Ambassador NERAP

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Endorsement from Alnwick Studio Hairdressing

Alnwick Studio Hairdressing is delighted to endorse Pathfinder. This is the first time that any organisation in the area has had our recruitment needs in mind. Hairdressing seems to hold little esteem with the local education providers even though we offer secure and fruitful employment with excellent compensation and developmental opportunities. Eight of our team come from the immediate area and many of the team have been with us for many years. Pathfinder recently put on a careers event at the local high school, giving us the opportunity to communicate directly with hundreds of children and giving them the chance to engage directly with our team who were students at their school before them. This has produced multiple expressions of interest which have remained live as the year has gone on.
Liam left school in June and is now a full time trainee on our team. His career prospects are excellent. His expressed ambition is to equal Lucy who joined us seven years ago, who now has a house , a car, a dog and a great clientele.
Thanks to Pathfinder for being there to help us secure these connections.
Thanks to Gill and Margaret.

Nigel Meredith – Salon Owner, Alnwick Studio Hairdressing

Endorsement from Pure Fishing UK Ltd

I have worked with Gill for almost a year now, particularly in respect of our attendance at the careers fair at DCHS which was a great success for us. Gill has been great in helping us link with the local community and get more involved in local initiatives, particularly with regard to supporting young people with their career choices and work experience programmes. I look forward to our continuing relationships where we hope to further build our offering to young people.

Lindsey Finnie MCIPD, Senior HR Manager EMEA

Endorsement from Avril Scott

Gill and Margaret invited me to a careers event which they organised at the Duchess Community High School, Alnwick in March 2017. It was incredibly well organised. Both Gill and Margaret are very professional and had worked tirelessly with businesses and the school to make sure that this event was a huge success for all concerned. There was a real buzz about the day and the students that I chatted to said they had learnt so much about lots of different roles which they did not know existed. I would thoroughly recommend Pathfinder North East Careers Service to any school.

Avril Scott, Strategic Marketing Development Consultant