Testimonials we have received so far from this summer term:
Kimberley, Teacher of Maths (NQT) - “Your time is scarce during your training year, pulled from the many different directions of lesson planning, reflecting on practice, as well as marking and completing your own assignments. This leaves precious little time to look for jobs as an NQT, and even less to complete the long winded application forms and the many hurdles you have to jump through! I had previously applied for two roles in schools, to then be told that they were looking for someone with more experience. Of course I felt disheartened of the time I had wasted, which is when my university tutor referred me to Academic Appointments. They completed the applications for me, spoke to the links at the school so that I knew exactly what they were looking for. Within the week, I had a place at a school just around the corner from me, with not much effort on my part. The team were very supportive and gave me excellent advice throughout the undeniably quick process! I would still be looking for a job without them!”
Mike, Subject Lead of Geography - “Following a turbulent few years personally the decision was made to relocate closer to my daughter in the north of England. I sought the help of the academic appointment team with both Sally and Lauren being absolutely brilliant from day one until they secured me my next position. Their local knowledge and contacts are both absolutely first class. The care they extended to me via the phone and email was super and despite me letting the girls down a few times and deciding the school in question was not right for me, they kept at it and eventually asked me if I would go and meet Jonny Mitchell the head from the Channel 4 TV documentary - educating Yorkshire. First impressions were fantastic and six hours later a full time and permanent job was secured. I will endeavour to do the best I can for my new employer and hopefully enjoy a long and fruitful career but in the background in case an onward move in years to come is required is a very fair and honest pair of girls in Lauren and Sally who without hesitation will spring into action again to help me along with all the other teachers seeking that good next move.”
Claire, Teacher of Maths - "Thank you for your work in getting me this position. I have found academic appointments to make the experience of securing a new job really easy and much less stressful than I expected. From the start you were extremely friendly and you listened to what i wanted and acted accordingly and decisively. I felt supported throughout the whole speedy process and your friendly approach made the experience almost enjoyable."
Belinda, Teacher of Science – “Sally and Lauren at Academic Appointments have been amazing. They found me the perfect teaching post, were very patient, kept in constant contact and gave me lots of excellent advice, especially about schools who were interested in my CV. They provided me with constructive feedback and made me feel like an individual rather than just another number looking for a teaching post. They are highly professional, experts in their field, and are a credit to Academic Appointments.”
Lillian, Teacher of MFL – “I was looking for a permanent NQT positions for September, which was quite hard. After a short conversation and reading my CV, Lauren and Sally found a school for me. They said it would be a perfect fit for me. They sent all the information about the school and answered my numerous emails and phone calls in a friendly and professional manner. I got a job with the school. I am so grateful for the support I have received from Sally and Lauren. I would truly recommend Academic Appointments. “
Maxine, Achievement Director of English – “As a teacher you often want to progress your career, but the very demands of the job can make this a challenge. That's where Academic Appointments and its amazing team comes in. Their astute and professional approach means that like me you could find your dream job in 7 days. I registered with them on the 7th of June and I had a permanent appointment in a substantive post by the 15th. Their focused support allows you to be selective in your job search while guaranteeing they will work hard to obtain the best places for you. Registering with Academic Appointments is one of the best career moves I have made. I recommend them wholeheartedly. Thanks immensely.”
Carol, Early Years CACHE Assessor – “I would like to say that my experience with Academic Appointments has been first class. I have never sought work through an agency before and have been pleasantly surprised. From the moment that you made contact I have received swift and clear communication. I felt that you were really listened and understood my needs, the whole process has been easy and straight forward so far.”