“I have worked with Kirkwood Consulting on a number of different projects within the Welfare to Work industry over many years and they have, on each project, exceeded our expectations. Sarah’s insight and expert knowledge of the sector gives her a winning head start against the plethora of consultancy and recruitment companies selling their wares. Her company has over performed in their delivery of employability contracts and as a specialist recruiter; she sourced exceptional talent to fill senior level positions. I would not hesitate in recommending Kirkwood Consulting.”

Director of Leading Welfare to Work Provider

“Kirkwood Consulting provides an outstanding service and a high level of client care. I would definitely recommend Kirkwood Consulting and I will always be grateful to Sarah and her team for doing an excellent job in finding me the perfect role within a challenging climate.”

Business Development Manager

“Sarah and her team provide a high quality recruitment service, quickly delivering the right candidates and going the extra mile to find people that will work well within her client’s organisation.”

Director of New Business for a Prime Welfare to Work Provider

“Sarah and the team at Kirkwood Consulting are highly professional, knowledgeable, and committed. Their standard of delivery and training is second to none. Sarah also provides a professional recruitment service, takes time to understand the needs of the employer fully, and matches candidates to fulfil these requirements. I would highly recommend her. ”

Operations Manager of Leading Welfare to Work Provider

“Sarah is a determined professional who always puts the customer first, ensuring any group she or her team teaches gets genuine value and a good understanding from the programme they are delivering. Sarah sets out to exceed her customers and clients expectations in an articulate and enthusiastic style and overcomes any challenges that come her way. ”

Operations Manager of Leading Training and Skills Provider

“I had been made redundant from my previous employment and had been visiting the Jobcentre Plus for 4 months when I met Sarah; she immediately put me at ease. We discussed my career history, my family situation and what direction I might like to go in. Sarah also looked at my CV and made some really positive changes. After looking at all of the information as a whole, including my skills set, Sarah recommended a plan of action to follow. Sarah even suggested different industries and job roles that I had never considered before. ”

Sarah knew of a role as Office Manager for an organisation with a new Sevenoaks Office which she felt I would be ideal for due to my skills set. After looking at the job specification I wasn’t convinced as it was a completely different industry to any I had ever worked in, however I was very interested in the role as it sounded like a new challenge. ”

I was selected for an interview and after meeting with the company I walked away wanting this job. After a second interview I was offered the position and I am so grateful to Sarah for seeing something that I didn’t, which ultimately resulted in a great job for me which suits my skills perfectly.”

Professional and Executive Customer

“Sarah has a hands on approach to her work, she is very motivating and is well connected with her clients in the third sector and has a valuable say on behalf of her candidates. Her support goes on until the candidate is settled happily with the new employer. As a candidate, I do recommend Sarah for a fast and reliable service towards your next career move within welfare to work, training, skills and government funded sector.”

Skills and Apprenticeship Broker

“My wife and I have been on one of Sarah’s one on one seminars and we were very happy with the results, Sarah has shown us various ways to achieve our targets for success.

Sarah’s natural enthusiasm and energy combined with her experience, reliability and knowledge in her field make her a pleasure to work with. She has demonstrated the ability to achieve desired outcomes, even in extremely stressful conditions.

Sarah is an outstanding individual who consistently found solutions to improve our strategy. Her skills and contacts within many industry sectors make Sarah a leader and innovator in her consultancy role.”

Professional and Executive Customer

“I would like to thank you and the team at Kirkwood Consulting for the assistance in looking for the right job for me. I was looking for any work, but your team helped me to realise my own potential and instead of looking for a job, I am now embarking on a career in the careers service. I originally thought that my lack of skills and qualifications would be a hindrance in this field but I was advised to gain the experience through voluntary work. I am now a volunteer at one of the UK’s largest training and careers organisations and I am being trained in this field of work, I am also assisting a local charity in helping them fill a position. This has turned out to be beneficial and life changing experience for me. So once again thank you for giving me the confidence to go back to work.”

Job Search Support Customer

“Attending the launch pad course has given me my life back. Bev has taught me so much and helped me build my confidence and self-esteem. We were all given the chance to have a makeover in which I had my hair all cut off, and now feel fantastic .We all got new clothes for our interviews which was brilliant. Bev secured a brilliant work placement opportunity for me, which I am thrilled about and has given me a lot of support throughout the 8 week course. She made the group and I feel at ease which really helped us settle into the course. I would just like to say thank you again for the opportunity and to thank Kirkwood Consulting for having such fantastic tutors.”

Launch Pad Customer