"In October last year, I was made redundant from a role that I had been in for eight years. I must admit I was completely daunted at the prospect of searching for a job in the middle of a pandemic, when there were so many others in a similar situation as myself.
I contacted Andy on a number of occasions and he offered really constructive guidance with regards to my CV, applications and covering letters. I was invited to attend Zoom interviews for both positions. Andy took the time to coach me via video and phone calls, with regards to interview preparation, the importance of evidencing my skills and abilities and the all-important relaxation techniques.
As a result I found myself in the enviable position of being offered both jobs! Something I never would have thought possible. I can only offer my heartfelt thanks to Andy for his amazing support, guidance and positive encouragement. Hand on heart I know that without his help I would not be in the happy situation I am now."
"I first met Andy whilst working with HMRC and was considering moving into Project Management. I spoke to Andy for advice and guidance and he signposted me to suitable courses and assured me that being an ex-police officer gave me the skills and experience needed. This was really reassuring.
Subsequently, I contacted Andy having been offered an interview for a Junior PM role in the Ministry of Defence. He took the time to read through the job description/requirements with me and coached me regarding interviews and helped me in considering relevant evidence specific to the role based on my work experience. This made me feel much more prepared for the interview. Andy was positive, supportive and encouraging which made me feel more at ease for the interview and I was successful!
I am very thankful for Andy's help, support and time which was pivotal to me landing the role and taking my first step into Project Management."
"I'd been a cop all my life, had recently retired and wanted some guidance. Andy's advice was outstanding and I subsequently got the job. I'm really impressed with his passion for helping others achieve the best they can and I can highly recommend reaching out to Andy."
"I was genuinely overwhelmed when I received that phone call to say I’d got the job and the feedback was amazing. Such a confidence boost! Andy’s advice and support does not end once you get the job offer! Never underestimate your worth!
"I reached out to Andy during what I can only describe as an extremely difficult year for me personally. I was only hoping for 5 minutes of his time for some pointers, but Andy did so much more than that. His support, coaching and friendship made so much difference that I don't think I could ever repay it. After a lot of hard work...and patience from Andy, I landed a job in a role I'd been after for a long time. I really couldn't have done it without him."
"I now work as a Whistleblowing Manager within Compliance in the Financial Sector. Andy from Blue Light Leavers was a fantastic source of advice and encouragement for me and helped me have confidence in my abilities.
Thank you Andy, to both you and your brilliant network!"
"Andy comes across really friendly, composed and knowledgeable and you can’t help but take some of that on board. Andy left no stone unturned even giving me some techniques to remain calm for the interview. The result, I smashed it out of the park, the feedback I got from the interview was I was heads and shoulders above the other applicants, and I have Andy to thank! I then had another interview about 2 weeks later and that one went even better so I had two jobs to choose from!"
"After a 16 year career as a police officer I realised that it was no longer for me. I followed Blue Light Leavers on Facebook, reading how people had managed to ‘make the break’ and it gave me the belief that I might be able to do it too. I finally reached out to Andy who helped me prepare for my first interview and I can honestly say I used the tips that he provided and I was over the moon to be offered the job. Thank you Andy for taking the time to help and guide me through what was a life changing interview’."
"Thanks for Blue Light Leavers and all your support! It's made a great difference to me and I know it's putting so many others in a better place."
"If I compare how you were when I needed help finding another job, to another coach I asked for help, there’s no comparison… and I barely knew you."
"My wife and I can’t thank you enough for the help and support you’ve given me. I have the utmost respect for what you’re doing and what you’ve done for me."
"I have just been offered my first non-police interview for a job since leaving the police service. Thank you Andy for all the advice to get me to this point!"
"Thanks for all the work you’re doing with Blue Light Leavers. I listened to your CV podcast a couple of weeks ago and really took away a lot from that which allowed me to completely rewrite my CV. Today I handed in my resignation after 12 years’ service. I leave to take up a team managers role for a new government project. I have been so inspired by the stories and comments from others and all the resources you have on offer. Thanks again!"