3 Ways We Support Our Candidates

Centrum Solutions stands at the forefront of facilitating seamless career transitions for individuals moving on from professional sports or the armed forces. Our approach is unique, deeply personal, and centred around a profound Japanese concept: Ikigai, meaning “a reason to live.” This philosophy underpins everything we do, guiding our candidates to careers that promise more than just a paycheck – careers that offer fulfilment, purpose, and joy.

Discovering Ikigai: A Path to Fulfillment

Ikigai blends the words “iki” (to live) and “gai” (reason) to signify life’s worth living, a concept that resonates deeply with those at a career crossroads. At Centrum Solutions, we believe everyone has an Ikigai waiting to be discovered — a unique convergence of passion, skill, and market need, aligned with personal values. Through one-on-one consultations, we explore with our candidates what truly matters to them, steering them toward a career that not only meets their financial needs but also their desire for significance and happiness.

Take, for example, the story of Alex, a retired professional athlete whose passion for environmental conservation led him to a rewarding second career. With our guidance, Alex translated his team leadership skills and commitment to a cause into a role in sustainable development, embodying the essence of Ikigai by finding work that gives him a compelling reason to wake up every morning.

Upskilling and Training Opportunities

Transitioning to a new career often requires new skills. Recognising this, we’ve forged partnerships with leading educational organisations like Shift Group and Netcom. These collaborations offer our candidates exclusive access to upskilling and training programs designed to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary for their new career paths.

Additionally, our partnerships with Future Smart and Switch the Play provide tailored support, ensuring our candidates are not just prepared, but excel in their new roles. Whether it’s acquiring digital skills or learning new management techniques, these opportunities are invaluable in helping individuals pivot to fulfilling careers. Take Sarah, for instance, who leveraged our training programs to transition from the armed forces to cybersecurity, showcasing the power of strategic upskilling.

Comprehensive Mentorship and Recruitment Support

Our support doesn’t end at training. We provide a comprehensive mentorship service to guide candidates through the nuances of their new industries and roles. This mentorship extends beyond employment to ensure a smooth transition and sustained success in their new careers.

Centrum Solutions also offers extensive recruitment support, including interview preparation and personalised assistance throughout the entire recruitment process. This holistic approach ensures our candidates feel confident and well-equipped to take on their new challenges. James, a recent mentee, credits this support for his seamless transition into a project management role, highlighting how our mentorship and recruitment services made all the difference.


At Centrum Solutions, we’re more than a bridge to a new job; we’re a catalyst for meaningful life changes. By helping our candidates discover their Ikigai, providing access to targeted upskilling and training, and offering unwavering mentorship and recruitment support, we ensure they don’t just find new careers—they find new callings that bring them joy, purpose, and a profound sense of fulfilment.

If you’re standing at a career crossroads, wondering what’s next, we invite you to explore how Centrum Solutions can help illuminate your path. Together, we can find your Ikigai, your reason for being, and transition you into a career that doesn’t just meet your needs but fulfils your deepest aspirations.