Malcolm Standish


Malcolm is a Senior Career Transition Consultant with over 18 years’ experience delivering career counselling and full one to one outplacement primarily to senior level managers of all functional areas and in all major business sectors.

He is a Certified Career Management Practitioner, with training in Advanced Counselling Skills and has degrees in Chemistry.


Prior to his career in Outplacement Malcolm held Board level directorships and senior management positions within two North American multinationals, following an initial career with Unilever.

His experience in handling over 800 clients to date, from over 190 different client companies, has provided him with a broad knowledge and structural awareness of most major business areas, with particular experience and client credibility in the public and private sectors, including manufacturing, IT/information, retail, healthcare, telecoms, energy, transport, legal and financial services.

His Outplacement work within Chiumento embraces the full range of activities covering the outline of services to prospective candidates, candidate pickup following notice of severance, career review, evaluation of key deliverables, options setting, CV preparation, establishing a structured and proactive job search programme, support and guidance on research tools and techniques, CCTV interview preparation and practise, and evaluation and negotiation of offers.

In working with individual clients, who are invariably badly hit by redundancy and its potential impact on their family, social and professional life, Malcolm focuses initially on restoring their confidence through conveying the proven benefits of a structured programme which assists in clarifying and defining what they have to offer to other employers and then making that happen through a proactive programme of supported self- marketing activities.

He supports these activities with his own broad knowledge of companies, business sectors and the effective ways of approaching target companies, working with recruitment consultants and networking.

Throughout client programmes Malcolm endeavours to develop a close personal and professional relationship with clients through one to one meetings supported by online and telephone contact.

Education, Qualifications, Professional Positions

  • PhD, Manchester University.
  • Chemistry, Manchester University.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Certified Career Management Practitioner (International Board of Career Management )
  • Work Counselling Skills programme (CEPEC)
  • Advanced Counselling Skills programme (CEPEC)

Selected Client Companies

  • Arup
  • Land Securities
  • Rexam
  • Black & Decker
  • Glaxo
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • BHP Billiton
  • RTZ
  • Reuters
  • BT
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Ultra Electronics
  • BUPA
  • P&O
  • CP Ships
  • Powergen
  • Sovereign Oil & Gas
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Invesco UK
  • Compass Group
  • DeBeers
  • Guinness
  • Express Foods
  • Sainsbury
  • Musgrave Retail Partners
  • WeightWatchers
  • English Heritage
  • Hertz UK
  • Waltham Forest Local Authority
  • Crown Prosecution Service