Group PAZ

Change refugee professional's lives

...and feel the impact that your talent can have in the life of professionals like you, that need your help to find an opportunity in Europe.

Header Mentor

What if it was you?

PAZ mentors play a fundamental role in the development and integration of PAZ participants. They change lives and get their lives changed in the process.

They make PAZ a reality

Without our mentors it would not be possible to be as effective as we are. Meet this unbelievable group of experts that are changing the lives of our candidates.

Matteo Remondini
Matteo Remondini
Frog
Service Designer
Adam Thomson
Adam Thomson
Freetrade
Head of Information Security
Itziar Garcia
Itziar García
Blablacar
Dir. Comunicación y RRII
Cristian Gajete
Cristian Gajete
Interacso
Lead Product Designer
Janice Tong
Totally Money
Head of Product Marketing
Alvaro Zamacola
PROEDUCA Group
Executive Director
Roman Schoeneboom
Roman Schoeneboom
Ernst & Young
Business Transformation Lead
Hannah Bain
Hannah Bain
Idean UK 
Senior Product Designer

Ambica

Talent recruiter

“Being a PAZ mentor has been an incredible opportunity to learn what perseverance, resilience and courage mean by seeing how the participants of this program embody those qualities while facing the challenges of living as refugees. The PAZ team has created an open forum with a deep sense of how to build connection, inspiration and trust."

Itziar

Comms and PR Director

“Discovering diverse talent requires being open to it. And openness is always the first step to connecting and learning. I take several lessons from this experience with PAZ, but the one that has been fundamental is: only the one who plays can win. The only ones who can get the best talent are the ones who don’t close themselves to new ways of discovering it.”

Stories that
change lives

Cristian Gajete

Cristian & Anya

ANYA: UI Designer at RSI (Computer Rural Services)

“When I arrived in Spain, the toughest impact was to find out I would not be able to work for the following 6 months. My partner and I came with our computers and our best intention to add value to European companies and it was a real shock to get that door shut. We started looking for job offers that we were prepared for, but we never got through the first phase because we didn’t have job permit.

In Spain there are many organizations that aim to help, but they don’t have the tools to help specifically in your area of expertise.  One of the first things that I heard was that it was going to be impossible to find a job as a designer. All the courses we got offered were targeting jobs such as shopgirl, cleaner, butcher...



Our case worker in Red Cross introduced us to PAZ, and she said “I think this is going to work for you”. Before then, we were really lost. We didn’t even know how our profession was called in Spain. Once we started the PAZ program, everything started to make sense and the mentors were key to find opportunities. I felt this was really targeted to what I wanted and I needed. My mentor, Cristian, gave me a lot of clarity about where to go and gave me the keys about where and how to start to find a job in Spain as UX/UI.

“He gave me a lot of clarity about where to go and gave me the keys about where and how to start to find a job as UX/UI designer”

On top of that, my mentor has introduced me to people that have worked in different kinds of companies, giving me tips and tricks about how they work and how to connect with

This was key to understand clearly what is what the companies need, and how to dmenostrate my differential value in order to succeed in the selection processes.

How does the PAZ mentoring work?

Send us your application

We look for professionals working in Europe that want to spend 1 hour per week with one of our candidates

Matching with candidates

We will send you potential candidates that match with your interests and availability

8 weeks commitment

Once you accept mentoring one of our candidates at PAZ, you should commit to a weekly 1-hour call. We will provide a script that will help you guide the conversation.

Keep in touch
if you want

Lots of our mentors keep in touch with the candidates after finishing the process. It's up to you!

Our impact

200+

Candidates
evaluated

24

Participants
accelerated

20

Landed a
job in Tech

25+

Organisations send us talent daily

+50 senior professionals from European and American companies.

They participate 1 hour a week for 2 months, accompanying the candidate throughout the process.

8 out of 10 Participants get a new job in tech and regain control of their life thanks to the PAZ community

Our unique learning methodology and our mentors network generate a tangible positive impact in our candidates

Cloud
Computing
Data
Science
Devops

Software
development
UX/UI
Design
Web
development
Digital
marketing
Cybersecurity

We focus on finding and developing the most in-demand technology skills.

Our Team

Leticia Galdón

Co-Founder & CEO

Specialized in international crisis response, Leti is passionate about supporting and re-engaging forcibly displaced professionals.

Alvaro Sanmartin

Álvaro Sanmartín

Co-Founder & Education Lead

Ed-tech expert, disruptive education engineer, Álvaro is passionate about the design of new education programs that use tech to help people reach their highest potential.

Rocío Bernad

Legal Advisor

Human rights and labour law expert, Rocío is passionate about defending refugees rights and their integration in society during and after the asylum seeker process.

Alvaro Sanmartin

Ambica Verma

Talent Lead

Specialist in tech-talent acquisition, Ambica is passionate about empowering people’s talent and increasing diversity in the tech industry.

Blanca Bravo

Talent Acquisition Manager

Social Worker and Mediator, passionate about helping excluded groups, finding new routes and opportunities for a promising future.

Alvaro Sanmartin

Nadia Moussaoui

Talent Acquisition Manager

Humanitarian aid specialist, Nadia is committed to the empowerment of forcibly displaced migrants, offering opportunities that allow them to regain their independence.

Laura García

Coach

Psychologist and coach specialised in teenagers and adults. Laura is passionate about helping people develop and reach their true potential.

Alvaro Sanmartin

Camila Fava

Coach

Holistic Health coaching expert with +10 years of experience in Marketing and Management, Camila is passionate about working on individual and collective transformation.

Elliott Callender

Learning Experience Designer

Learning experience designer, Elliott is passionate about creating new experiences to improve people’s lives, redesign their trajectory and help them develop their potential.

Max La Fosse

Communications Manager

Specialised in human rights law and digital marketing, Max is passionate about ensuring that refugee professionals have their potential realised and Paz's success is heard far and wide.

Interacso

Technology partner

A multidisciplinary team that thinks of tech solutions that help us optimize our tech stack, committed to our mission and helping us daily to get the best out of technology.

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