Anthony is based in Sydney and for the past year has been helping teachers who wish to make the move to work in the UK. So, we thought it was about time you got to know a bit more about Anthony, and how he can assist you if you’re looking to teach in England.
How did you get into recruitment?
Recruitment found me and over 4 years later I still absolutely love it.
Why are you passionate about your role?
There’s no profession that keeps you on the ball quite like recruitment does – I love working with teachers and being able to help to further their careers, it’s hugely satisfying.
How has the UK education recruitment market changed since you first started?
Schools are growing and more vacancies are opening up, so they are keener than ever to employ teachers from Australia and New Zealand to work in their schools.
How do you help assist teachers who are interested in moving to the UK?
My job as a consultant is to find out what you’re looking for and to tailor our services to your needs. I will be there to help assist you with advice on obtaining your visa and all the other compliance documentation, provide information on relocation and the best areas to choose and I will be able to give you in-depth interview guidance and advice on making the best choice for you and your career.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to teachers?
When you’re looking for a job, don’t jump at the first one you see. Always make sure you do your research on the school and the area to make sure it is the right fit for you, of course we will be there every step of the way to make sure that it is.
From your experience, what do you think is the best thing about teaching in the UK?
We hold a very similar curriculum to Australia and New Zealand which makes it much easier to settle in. Australian and New Zealand nationals are able to work in the UK on a Youth Mobility Visa up to the age of 31, which gives you the best opportunity to work anywhere in the UK. Of course this also means you’re only a stone’s throw away to some of the most amazing countries in Europe, so a cheap and quick holiday to say Spain or Italy is always on the cards.
What made you want to make the move to Australia?
I wanted to see what the other side of the world had to offer, to spend some time in the sunshine and to experience a different way of life.
What’s one thing you’re excited about that’s coming up in 2019?
One of my best friends is getting married in June, so i’m going back to the UK for that and to visit family and friends.
TOP TIP – You have experience in making the move across the world yourself, what would you say your best tip is?
We live in a world where everything is connected, so it’s easy now to stay in contact with friends and family through things like Facebook and Instagram – I’ve never felt like I’ve been far away from home. Just remember you’re only ever a phone call or Skype away if you need to catch up.
Interested in teaching in the UK but not sure where to start with your search? Get in touch with the team today.