Pave Ltd.

Pave

About

Founded in 2013, Pave is an award-winning UK based talent consultancy specialising in learning and professional developmental opportunities for young professionals seeking Internships and Experiences in India.

It is our core belief that experiencing life and work in India with Pave will provide the talent of the future a unique first-hand exposure to one of the world’s fastest growing economies as well as the ability to develop a highly global skill set and mindset that puts them in strong stead for future employability.

Pave’s Internships and Experiences are specifically curated to expand perspectives on life and work, provide professional challenges that require the development and application of new skills and in turn, strengthen the professional and personal brand of participants.

Founded
2013
Headquarters

Kemp House
152 City Road
London
EC1V 2NX
United Kingdom

Reviews

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Dexter
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The overall experience was extremely valuable along with the opportunities to do and see many things. The group which I attended the internship with was amazing. From the off the group and I were immediately immersed into the culture and way of life. The experience was unique as I had no expectations and it was my first time in Asia. It gave me invaluable transferable skills for the future and memories which I can never forget. It taught me to live in the present and not the future, neither the past.

What would you improve about this program?
Longer trip, travelling around multiple Indian cities and seeing more of the incredible country as it is.
Rhiann
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The whole trip was great. We were able to learn a lot as well as have free time to organise our time. We had constant support and staff on hand for any help before and during the trip.
My favourite memory was the Apprentice Style Challenge. I also enjoyed visiting the village. The village was a welcoming atmosphere and brought the team closer. I learnt alot about about Indian culture. The apartment we stayed in was also safe and secure.

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Maggie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My trip to Mumbai was nothing short of amazing! Before leaving for the trip I was nervous as I had never experienced a country or culture like India before. However, the staff and group were incredible at making me feel safe and confident throughout the experience. I particularly liked how raw the trip was, we saw the REAL Mumbai, covering all that the city represents and offered. Personally, I believe the slum tour left the greatest impression on me once the trip was over. This was an eye opening and life changing experience that shaped me as a person once returning to the U.K. I strongly believe that this experience has added a impressive advantage to my CV and career prospects and has been a great talking point in interviews!

I strongly recommend this programme to anyone that wants to experience a fast paced, vibrant culture and who wishes to build great employability skills!

A trip of a LIFETIME

What would you improve about this program?
- More apprentice/team work activities

- if possible further opportunities to interact with locals
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Charlie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I never realised how much you can do and learn in 10 days. The experience was well balanced with professional workshops and engagements to also having a good amount of free time to explore Mumbai and really understanding the culture that exists in India.

The Pave staff were so helpful and friendly throughout the process which made everyones experience that much better as we all felt safe and secure.

Overall it was an unforgettable experience. The accommodation was so much fun and I managed to meet so many different people, some of whom I still remain in contact with!

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Stuart
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My name is Stuart Wood, and I went out to Kolkata with PAVE for an internship at The Daily Telegraph India in February 2018. Just two months ago, after returning from my travels, I started a new job working as a junior news reporter for a magazine publisher based in South West London – and the internship is what got me there.

My boss recently told me (after a couple of drinks at a work event!) that my internship with PAVE was the thing that made me stand out from a crowd of over 300 applicants. He told me there were people with more work experience, and people with more immaculate grades – but my internship in India set me apart because it showed character, independence and an international outlook.

This really validated my decision to take on the internship with PAVE, and I wanted to share it in the hope that others can see the value of working abroad. Before leaving I had a few reservations about embarking on an unpaid internship, as I’m sure most people would – but I looked at it as an investment into my future.

I think I can categorically say now that my PAVE internship was the best investment into my future I’ve ever made, and it has really been the difference in starting out my career in journalism. Not only did it get me the job, but the skills I picked up from working in an editorial environment have directly translated into my new role. I’ve learned how to interview people confidently, how to find angles on stories, how to source images and quotes, and a whole host of other useful skills.

That’s to say nothing of the experience of India itself, which had a huge impact on my life and my writing. The sights and sounds of the country were really inspiring and I met lots of interesting people who I’m still in contact with today.

Overall I can’t say enough good things about PAVE and my internship at the Telegraph – they made sure I was looked after, helped me get everything sorted out, and provided me with a platform to launch my career in journalism. Thanks, guys!

What would you improve about this program?
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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Callum Bonfield

Job Title
Business Development & Marketing Executive
A guy posing for a photo at a famous tourist spot.

Callum joined Pave in 2017 as a Business Development & Marketing Executive. He is an avid traveler and complete foodie, and has taken part in many of Pave's experiences. Callum has extensive knowledge of India through his various trips, and his favorite place is Jaipur, The Red City.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory has to be traveling across North India. India always amazes me how no one place is ever the same no matter the distance. Everywhere is starkly unique whether it’s the food, the culture, the language, or general norms – there’s a reason why India is known to be so diverse, colorful, and vibrant!

From zip-lining across the Red Fort to seeing first-hand the sheer beauty of the Taj Mahal (along with some amazing Instagram photos for my profile), India is quite literally ‘something else’.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

With a company set on creating life-long learning and life-changing experiences, it comes as no surprise that my learning has evolved each and every day. You simply cannot stop learning in an environment where everyone is pushing each other to continually develop personally and professionally. I have learnt so much since joining the company, and I think that’s down to the fact that as the business evolves, I evolve with it.

We deal with a number of individuals across the world, from fellow students and universities to CEOs of various organizations. Learning to approach each situation differently has been eye-opening, if not a little daunting, as you are naturally pushed outside of your comfort zone at times.

This is only the beginning of my journey, and I hope to inspire more participants within the organization to also expand their horizons and look for international internships and experiences that will set them apart.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I’m not sure I can settle on one best story as I have so many to share. However, excusing my cheesiness here, but the best stories are definitely the ones where you take satisfaction from knowing that your hard work sees positive results.

One morning, I received an unexpected call from one of our past interns to let me know that he was offered a job with one of London’s premier publishing firms from over 500 applications. Moreover, his interviewer told him that he stood out from the crowd due to his Pave Internship in India!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Hard choice. If I have to say one, then it would be the Professional Immersion Experience. It is unique, and there is nowhere else where you can gain so much professional and personal exposure in such a short amount of time. Living in Metropolis Mumbai for 10 days is super exciting in itself, but to be able to meet and interact with so many different people and organizations from all walks of life is truly special.

No matter how much you read and hear about a country, it’s not until you take the plunge to immerse yourself directly, can you truly appreciate the beauty and benefits of doing an experience like it.

To be able to live and work there through a guided program is extremely beneficial and distinctly insightful. It is, in my humble opinion, the only way to really appreciate and understand another culture.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

The answer to this question lies in the same reasoning as to why I joined the organization in the first place. It comes down to the sheer passion that is placed on giving life-changing experiences and learning. It is an honor to be part of a driven team and to witness first-hand the care given to every single one of our customers to provide them with opportunities that will see them develop long into their future.

Again, excuse the corniness, but I am constantly proud of this organization. One aspect that I’m particularly proud about is not just what we do well in, but how we continually look to improve, within the organization. For example, we take all feedback seriously especially those which can help us constructively develop our services.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

There are many elements that can contribute to the success of a company such as the talent, network, and quality. However, the most important elements are customer experience, service quality, and the knowledge to provide the best outcomes for our customers.

Putting your customer first and ensuring that your product/service suits their needs is vital as well as being flexible to the needs of each individual. Successful organizations are those which can accommodate those varying needs and adapt where applicable.