Education case study

Graduate Teaching Assistant Case Study

Our client

There is a shortage of teachers in Harlow; it is outside of London pay scale but close enough that people who live close to Harlow would travel into London for the higher wage. The Academy Trust we work with are growing and regularly need teachers throughout the year and in particular September.

initial scope

To supply the trust with graduates that have an interest in working in Education as a TA or teacher but are yet to undertake formal teacher training.


The journey to date

We conducted a targeted search for top graduates in the area with an affinity for the teaching profession. Many of these candidates had a degree and an element of childcare in their work history such as Camp America, Youth Club Workers, Play Scheme workers, etc. We sold the benefits of working within the Trust and had an agreement with the Trust that they would employ the graduates as Teaching Assistants for the first school year on an temporary contract, (giving both client and candidate flexibility) after which they would switch to a permanent contract at no extra cost. The Trust then have the option to put the graduates through their own teacher training scheme to allow them to become qualified teachers.


I have worked with Russell for a number of years as he exceptional recruiter.  He has taken the time to get to know our trust and our individual schools.  Russell finds solutions to our staffing shortages, with high calibre individuals, many of whom have gone onto permanent positions within our trust. He is driven and puts the same amount of passion into recruiting senior leaders as he does to short term staffing.  He has an ability to find talented individuals and matches their skills and ethos to the role. Many of Russell's candidates are successfully placed in our trust.  Russell has a wealth of experience in the education recruitment sector.

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