A new Morpeth-based business venture aims to help people from Northumberland and other parts of the North East into employment.
Bluebean Career Path Consultancy, founded by Peter Boyle, started on October 1 and he has already worked with some sixth form pupils, as well as a few university students and unemployed people.
The Longhorsley resident is using the coaching and development skills he honed as an employee for BT for just under 35 years to provide services that improve clients’ career planning, job application and interview skills.
He said: “I’m passionate about helping and coaching people in order to identify a suitable career path or to transform their current career and I can assist with discovering options, building CVs, identifying skills gaps and interview preparation, among other things.
“People don’t have bespoke and tailored one-to-one services to help them into employment, or build a career path. These services are designed in such a way to make sure that each individual’s needs are met.
“I’m pleased with how things have gone so far and between now and the New Year, I’m going to push hard to build up my client base.”
Mr Boyle recently worked with Grant Cavner, of Morpeth. The student was then successful in gaining selection for a one-year placement as part of his degree course.
Grant said: “The preparation sessions and mock interviews we had were fantastic and I felt far more confident going into the interview, as I knew what to expect and how to answer questions in the appropriate professional way.”
For more information about the business, visit www.bluebeancpc.com