About Pathfinder Personnel

 Pathfinder started life as an internal agency for sister company SCH and has been trading as a standalone business since 2005.

We have a unique understanding of the highly demanding port industry and regularly support a wide range of stevedoring and maritime clients in a number of locations around the UK.  The skills base we retain has allowed us to successfully crossover into other industries with customers covering automotive, warehousing and commercial roles.

Our mantra is Quality.   We do not believe in “bums on seats” and that’s why our own ITSSAR accredited instructors assess every skilled worker who joins our agency to make sure they meet our exacting standards, whether that’s car driving or operating top end MHE.

With our head office in Southampton, we also have offices in Liverpool and plans to expand into other locations around the UK


Our Mission

We seek to create close, long lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with all our clients and candidates.  We are committed to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.  We value and invest in our agency personnel, developing skills and enabling their employment aspirations to be fulfilled.

Our aim is simple; to provide skilled candidates, flexible and adaptable, with the ability to perform a premier service for all our clients, no matter the time, 365 days a year.

Pathfinder offer flexible job opportunities, temporary, fixed term and permanent.

We offer a choice of day/night/weekend shifts 7 days a week, 365 days a year, giving you the flexibility to fit work around your personal circumstances.

If you are a business or employer seeking to fill positions with properly vetted and skilled staff we’re here to help

Group Companies


SCH is a leading port terminal operator with a portfolio that includes a complete range of terminal and ship handling services covering roll-on/roll-off, cruise, warehousing and project work.  Our expertise extends from receiving and managing cargo at the quayside to ship planning and subsequent loading, discharge and distribution of cargoes.  For more information please visit our main site


CPS is the preferred supplier for cruise parking for major cruise operators in Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth.  We offer secure parking conveniently located right on the docks so there’s no time wasted in transfers. We also offer extra services such as professional valet and SureStart services where we’ll top up fuel and vital fluids and perform a maintenance check.  For more information please visit our main site


SMS is a leading port terminal operator offering professional support to the cruise and ferry industries in Portsmouth.  We have in place a full portfolio of service solutions to manage all aspects of port, cruise and ferry operations.  For more information please visit our main site