At Athona Education we understand the importance in helping each newly qualified teacher (NQT) find the correct school for them. We know that the right type of teaching job, in the best location and with a supportive environment are just some of the aspects you consider when searching for your induction year job.

That’s where Athona can help. With over 14 years’ experience in successfully placing NQTs into permanent positions across Essex, London and the Home counties – we’ll be there every step of the way.

Benefits of working with an education agency as an NQT

Working with an education recruitment agency as an NQT is first and foremost a free of charge service, where we will help to support you and alleviate any stress in the job search process.

Our consultants work tirelessly to help find a school that fits your individual requirements and with the strong relationships they have built over the years, will speak to a number of schools on your behalf. Our team will also organise numerous job applications and provide guidance on arranging your compliance documents (for example, arranging an enhanced DBS).

How does Athona support a newly qualified teacher?

Whilst our main aim is to offer support to newly qualified teachers by streamlining the job search process, we also assist with many other elements.

These include:

  • Interview preparation; including a comprehensive guide of top tips and advice
  • Trial day guidance
  • Lesson planning advice
  • CV writing advice; helping NQTs stand out to Head Teachers
  • Providing access to free safeguarding and behaviour management training
  • Organising and negotiating the best possible pay on your behalf
  • Assigning a dedicated recruitment consultant and compliance officer, who will provide you with a personable service.

Want to find out more about how Athona can support your journey to becoming a newly qualified teacher? Contact the team today on 01277 245 840 or by emailing