Our Employer Partnerships

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Broadland Council Training Services

“MINT have supported both us and our learner fantastically and this has helped us as an employer to develop the young person in their role as they learn.”

Pippa Bennett, Broadland Council Training Services, Work-based Learning and Recruitment Officer

 

William H Brown

“MINT helped find a suitable employee, very quickly. They have kept great communication throughout the process with hiring Liam and making sure he has settled in with the role and team.”

Katrina Salmon, William H Brown, Administrator

Royal Norwich Golf Club

“Charlotte is a very pleasant girl with a friendly and bubbly personality.”

Dawn Adfield, Royal Norwich Golf Club, Front of House Manager

The Bawburgh School

“I found MINT very supportive and what an excellent idea to coach Stephen for the first few days. I like the fact you are on hand to help all the time.”

Clive Mills, Catering Manager, The Bawburgh School

Yemek Yemek

“This is a great programme for people to get into work when they may struggle to do so as easily on their own. It certainly helps build their confidence and abilities.”

Alexander Rose, Co-owner of Yemek Yemek

Homebase

“A friendly helpful lad, always cheerful.”

Dawn Watkins, Homebase, Colleague Services Team Leader

“I have enjoyed working at Homebase and get along well with staff and have gained a lot of experience.”

Ryan Starling, Homebase, Sales Assistant

Taverham Nursery

“It’s nice to give someone an opportunity.”

Paula Carter, Manager, Taverham Nursery

City College Norwich

“James has settled in well and is starting to get to know the job well. He is enthusiastic, chatty and eager to learn.”

Fiona Muller, City College Norwich – Start Up Lounge, Enterprise Manager

 

“The support for Damien has been exemplary – setting realistic and achievable targets, supporting staff development and contribution to the team.”

Barbara Abrahams, City College Norwich, Curriculum Programme Manager School 1

 

“It’s a great help to have Job Coaches in to show what is to be involved in the job”

Julie Rowell, City College Norwich – Marlie’s Cafe, Senior Cook

 

“Liam is a very likeable young man of smart appearance and has a willingness to do anything asked of him.”

Andrew Scott, City College Norwich – Marlie’s Cafe, Chef Superviser

 

“Excellent support from MINT for both Dean and myself. I would recommend MINT to other employers.”

Chloe McMorran, City College Norwich Active, College Sport Maker

NHS

“We find it reassuring that Sarah has someone to turn to outside the trust.”

Daphne Shingles, NHS – Hellesdon Hospital, Manager

 

“MINT has been brilliant in supporting David through the recruitment process and in starting work. Mark’s ongoing support really makes a difference.”

Paul Johnson, NHS – Hellesdon Hospital, Talent Manager

 

“Excellent service provided by the MINT team.”

Helen Ball, NNUH – Day Procedure Unit, Sister

KLM Engineering

“The first time using MINT and we’re pleased with the standard of candidate and service received. We would recommend to other employers.”

Kerry Flower, KLM, Head of H.R.

“I have enjoyed my time with KLM and it has given me valuable experience in administration and how an office is run, to help me gain an apprenticeship.”

Rebecca Simpson, KLM, Admin Assistant

The Range

“The support service was good in terms of communication and organisation. No issues, which led to Kade securing employment.”

Nikki Pearson, The Range, Office Assistant

“I learnt a lot about job life and everything to do with employment eg Customer Service, Health and Safety, and Job Interviews. I enjoyed the social support that I got from tutors and colleagues and I had a wonderful time doing / learning in activities.”

Kade Harvey-Stone, The Range, Sales Assistant

“Hazel has worked hard from day one. Day to day her confidence has grown and is showing in her interactions with customers.”

Jackie Trelour, The Range, Operations Manager

Home Instead

“MINT has been very helpful, making regular contact with ourselves and Hayley to ensure both parties are supported through the application process and initial stages of employment. This has helped Hayley make a smooth transition into the workplace.”

Chris Carter, Home Instead, Director

“MINT helped me complete my application and then helped me with preparing for the interview. The knew the employer which made it easier for me because I felt more confident, and I got the job which has made me really happy.”

Hayley Wrigley, Home Instead, Carer

NPS Group

“MINT has been very helpful with assisting our new apprentice to settle in to his first job. As MINT understands the specific needs of the individual it makes life for the employee and employer a lot easier. We are pleased that MINT will continue to offer their support, coaching and training throughout our apprentice’s career.”

Chrissie Sadler, NPS, HR Officer

“When I started my apprenticeship with NPS, MINT provided a job coach to help me settle into my new role as Finance Assistant, and become familiar with practices in a new working environment, which I found very helpful.”

Toby Dunlop, NPS, Finance Assistant

Pizza Express

“Working with MINT saved us time and energy, they support both employer and employee up to the point of employment.”

Ben, Pizza Express, Assistant Manager

“I found MINT a positive as I learnt what to do at work on my placement and the workshops helped my confidence, how to get a job, and how to manage money.”

Billy Davidson, Pizza Express, Cleaner

“MINT has been an invaluable resource and support to me through the kindness and empathy of many of its job coaches whislt guiding me and being there for me. Those job coaches have always seen me in the most positive light possible and have been friendly, fair and professional.”

Adam Rowell, Pizza Express, Cleaner

Hannants Cleaning Ltd

“Since working with MINT, a lot of pressure has been off me with regards to finding staff and I am more than happy to carry on working with MINT to fill any future vacancies”

Karl Ashford, Hannants Cleaning Ltd, Supervisor

“When I had a problem with things like my equipment breaking or forgetting what I needed to do, MINT Job Coach’s helped me. I only had to ask them and they sorted it out for me”

Raquel Ames, Hannants Cleaning Ltd, Cleaner

Mercure

“The job coach provided us with a rapid response in sorting out any issues that arose. This saved us time and enabled the business to carry on.”

Rachel Couzins, Mercure Norwich, Hotel Sales Manager

“I’m born to stand out, not to fit in. With MINT’s support I have been able to stand out even through my disability.”

Beth Wastell, Mercure Norwich, Banqueting Host

“I have found working with MINT has been really helpful and has given me confidence.”

Ellie Mann, Mercure Norwich, Banqueting Host

Initial

“Nathan’s work at Initial has been 10/10 – a great lad.”

Mark Quantrill, Initial, Manager

Shoe Zone

“MINT’s quick response helped me fill my vacancy and saved me time in matching a suitable young person to the position. I now have a new reliable, enthusiastic team member thanks to MINT.”

Jo Ward, Shoe Zone, Manager

“I have been working with MINT for about 7-9 months. I believe that working with MINT has given me a stronger strength of character.”

Chelsea Eaglen, Shoe Zone, Retail Assistant

Care Watch

“Working with MINT took away a lot of the burden of recruitment for us. Time is precious so it was helpful to have the Job Coaches working with Scott to help him understand what was required in the role.”

Sharon Pointer, Carewatch, Assistant Manager

“If it wasn’t for MINT I wouldn’t have a job. Having a Job Coach helped me settle into my job and feel more confident.”

Scott Bikliqi, Carewatch, Administrative Assistant

ESE Direct Ltd

“MINT are engaging and have been to great lengths to understand our business and culture and find the perfect fitting candidate.”

Natalie Seatter, ESE Direct Ltd, Admin Assistant

Toilets Plus

“MINT supplied us with exactly the correct person in Liam. Their follow up has been excellent.”

Mick Bowman, Toilets Plus, Manager

“I would’ve found it very difficult to get a job without MINT. They have been very supportive and understanding of me.”

Liam Fox, Yardman, Toilets Plus

Holiday Inn Norwich North

“I feel Hayden is a highly promising young man, enthusiastic and exceeds my expectations at times.”

Devin Grosse, Holiday Inn Norwich North, Manager

Kingsley Healthcare

“Thank you for making this placement so successful. Hannah has been supported and settled into working at Thorp House very well.”

Sammi Beck, Thorp House, Manager

“MINT is very supportive. I am more confident talking to people and really love my job.”

Hannah Tacey, Thorp House, Domestic Assistant

Compass Group

“Joel is truly dedicated to doing well and is loyal. Working with Mint has helped us get someone really dependable and train them to the required standard.”

Gemma Bertie, Compass Group, General Manager

“Mint was very good in every aspect. I became more organised and more aware of everything around.”

Joel Neves, Compass Group, Kitchen Porter

“Working alongside Mint we have now successfully employed two reliable hard-working staff and would not hesitate to take on another.”

Jason Fish, Compass Group, Head Chef

“Mint helped me get a job with some friendly people. Even though I didn’t want to leave College I now feel that it was the right decision for me.”

Katie Birch, Compass Group, Kitchen Assistant

Norse Group

“MINT offered a job coach to come in and support both the young person and us as the employer. We found this to be a vital role in ensuring the success of employing a young person with a specific barrier to work.”

Tricia Filler, Norse Commercial Services, Group Human Resources Director

“I have found using MINT that they have been very helpful and supportive with any questions I’ve had.”

Kirsty Brand, Norse Commercial Services, Cook/Manager

“I think that MINT have helped me get the job by supporting me in my interview and supporting me in the job.”

George Ormes, Norse Commercial Services, Catering Assitant

“I found the whole process involving Jake very easy to manage, with excellent support from your staff with coaching etc”

Steve Finch, Norse Commercial Services, Head of Grounds Services

“I would have learnt my job a lot slower without Jo. With her I picked my job up quickly”

Jacob Asker, Norse Commercial Services, Yardsman

“Aaron has really benefited from the training received from MINT over a 5 week period. He has come back to work more confident with his English and has started to fill out forms that he would previously avoid!”

Richard Cole, Norse Commercial Services, Contract Manager

“Keep up the good work – we can do this together :)

Karen Watts, Norse Commercial Services, Facilities Assistant

Heritage Contract Services Ltd

“MINT have been very supportive to the young person and Heritage whilst they settle into their new job.”

Sharon Kirby, Heritage Contract Services Ltd, Site Supervisor

“I have found MINT really helpful in getting me a job.”

Eva Pasler, Heritage Contract Services Ltd, Cleaner

“I found it really enjoyable and informed me about how to get a job.”

Jamie Bromage, Heritage Contract Service Ltd, Cleaner

Holiday Inn

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with MINT, continuing to offer real job opportunities for young people in our community.”

Martin Spooner, Holiday Inn Norwich, General Manager

If it wasn’t for MINT I wouldn’t have a job. Having a Job Coach helped me settle into my job and feel more confident.”

Jamie Hall, Holiday Inn Norwich, Food & Beverage Assistant

ESE Direct

Country Wide

“MINT supported the young person to learn at a pace suitable to them and did not involve any disruption to the running of the kitchen.”

Sue Matthews, Woodlands Care Home

De Vere

“Working with MINT has been an effective partnership, from initial contact through to confirmation of person into a role and beyond they have worked with us to understand Dunston Halls needs. Thankyou and we look forward to this continuing.”

Zoe Challis, Dunston Hall, People and Development Manager

“MINT has been really helpful in finding me a really enjoyable job. My Job Coach has made me reassure myself and see my potential in employment. This has helped me gain confidence.”

James Garrec, Dunston Hall, Food and Beverage Assistant

Action Industrial Cleaning

“It was very helpful of Adam from MINT to support Sam in understanding his work.”

Sharon Izambard, Action Industrial Cleaning, Supervisor Cleaner

Co-op East of England

“MINT were supportive through the interview process and have assisted in Ben’s first performance review, along with many other things!” 

Patrick Arnold, Co-op East of England, Branch Manager

Cavell Primary & Nursery School

“We are really pleased with Hannah. She interviewed very well. MINT have been helpful in helping Hananh to establish a work routine.”

Mel Egleton, Cavell Primary and Nursery School, School Business Manager

“Enjoying the work, staff are friednly, close to home. Thanks to MINT for helping me find this work.”

Hannah Legg, Cavell Primary and Nursery School, Cleaner

Norfolk County Council

“We are very pleased with the continued support that MINT has been able to give since we recruited our apprenticeships. Their understanding of the specific needs of the individual has been invaluable in ensuring that our young people have the best opportunity of being successful.”

Trish Judson, Norfolk County Council, Employment and Skills Manager

Overbury House Care Home

“MINT is excellent to work with.”

Garry Nightingale, Overbury House, Manager

“I like working with MINT because the people have really helped me.”

Mary Raynor, Overbury House, Catering Assistant

Tesco

“Sarah at MINT has been fantastic with supporting Peter and us with the inductions and service day, and on Peter’s first day at work.”

Erica Trimmer, Tesco, Checkout and Services Team Manager

Mills & Reeve

“We have found a delightful young lady through MINT who is extremely conscientious and a pleasure to have working at our organisation.”

Tracey McDonald, Mills & Reeve, Administration Support Manager

ATS Euromaster

“He’s a very hard worker and we’re very pleased with Floyd.”

Brian Woolton, ATS Euromaster, Centre Ops Manager

Sainsbury's

“MINT provided daily support after each shift, the communication and support provided to employee and employer was vital in securing Shane’s current role.”

Tracy, Sainsbury’s, Team Leader – Dry Goods

Mercure

Country Wide

Parcel Force

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance

“It has been a pleasure working with Matt. He is hardworking and never complains about what he has to do. MINT have been most helpful in arranging Matt’s employment.”

Henry Kilvert, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Company Director

Roys Ltd

“I am aware that Sarah is available for job coaching support for Kevin if needed.”

Dan Dicks, Roys Ltd, Store Manager

Serco

“Sophie Bradfield joined us recently via the Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Healthcare’ programme. She had previously been (and still is) supported by the MINT team which was the catalyst for her progress.

Sophie has proved herself admirably and has now joined Serco at NNUH working as a Domestic Assistant. Sophie is continuing with her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is developing her workplace confidence in a positive way.”

Chris Paul, Serco, Manager

Linden Court Care Home

“Kayleigh has settled in at Linden Court very well. She is enthusiastic and always willing to help.”

Nicola Cressey, Linden Court Care Home, Care Co-ordinator

Capron & Helliwell Solicitors

“Jordan has worked very well with us, shows initiative on any task he is given to do and has seen them all through to completion. He is a pleasure to work with.”

Liz Collyer, Capron & Helliwell Solicitors, Partner

Waitrose

“Jonny has impressed me with his energy and enthusiasm to the job. We will continue to work closely with him to aid his performance and development.”

Sam Seddigh, Waitrose, Personnel Manager

Comm-Tech Voice & Data

“Phill has developed within the company and gained some key skills. Also Mark has been very useful to Comm-Tech.”

Martin Snell, Comm-Tech Voice & Data, Line Manager

Norse

“Grant is working better and quicker as the weeks go on. He is nice and polite. MINT have been good in keeping in touch.”

Debbie Parnell, Norse, Cook Manager

Caterlink

“Ben has settled really well and is progressing within his role, and hopefully will continue in his success.”

Damien Strickland, Caterlink, Group Manager

“Matthew is really progressing well and is an enjoyment to work with.”

John Paul Smith, Caterlink, General Catering Manager

“Matt is doing really well. He is making sandwiches, paninis, taking food temperatures, till work and is now barista trained.”

Jannette Thomas, Caterlink, Supervisor

Geologix

“Sarah’s support has been crucial in settling Geologix and Matthew into his employment. The ongoing involvement and support has provided reassurance to both of us, in the knowledge that should either of us have any questions or issues they are always available.”

Robert Bullen, Geologix, Software Delivery Manager