WITH over 30 years’ experience in education recruitment, the team at Uniform Education are confident they are best placed to help British schools recruit Irish teachers for the start of September 2016 term.
The company was founded by its three directors — Dan Grace, Dave Owen, and Laura Myers, who between them have placed over 500 overseas teachers into British schools in the past 10 years.
According to Uniform Education, there is currently a big emphasis on recruiting teachers from Ireland due to the huge number of vacancies in British schools and the lack of qualified teachers coming through the system in Britain.
Vacancies exist for both primary and secondary teachers, as well as special education needs teachers.
Uniform Education prides itself on being able to pre-place teachers ready for their arrival in England.
“We listen to the requirements of our head teachers and candidates; to ensure we get the placement right,” says Director of Overseas recruitment, Dan Grace.
“Irish candidates also have the added benefit of being able to come across and visit the school once they have had their initial Skype interview, and we pay for their return flight to the UK.”
Uniform Education offers long term work within a set school or guaranteed work agreements for day to day supply cover, paying teachers according to the British teacher pay-scale.
Jason Eccles from Co. Cavan was placed in a school in London earlier this year.
“I’ve just recently begun working with Uniform Education and the experience has been a testament of excellence,” he says.
“When you’re looking for thorough professionalism and support in your career Uniform Education should be a priority.”
That praise rings true for head teachers in Britain too.
“The integrity and honesty of Uniform Education ensures a trusting relationship when recruiting staff for our school,” one secondary school head teacher said.
"This approach ensures our students get the best possible opportunity to enhance their learning by getting the right people who care.”
Another primary head teacher added: “I have known the team at Uniform Education in a professional capacity for nine years.
"During that time I have found them to be very honest, reliable and keen to provide the best service possible. They have gone over and beyond what could be expected to supply staff that fit the complex needs of our school.”
Having attended university recruitment fairs last month at NUI Galway and St Patrick’s College in Dublin, Uniform Education has recruited over 100 newly-qualified teachers to date.
At least 50 more are expected to join that number over the coming weeks after the company’s recruitment visit to University College Cork on February 29.