Meet the Athona Team – Geri

  • May 21st, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

The advantages of being a supply teacher

  • May 4th, 2021
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There are many great advantages of becoming a supply teacher, whether it’s a move from a full-time teaching role, or your first step into teaching. We chat to Adrian, who has worked through Athona as a supply teacher for a number of years now, to find out his thoughts on the advantages of the role. […]

Through the eyes of our education candidates

  • March 29th, 2021
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Education and healthcare aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. By recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. It is of paramount importance for us to understand exactly who our education candidates […]

1 year of lockdown – A Day of Reflection

  • March 23rd, 2021
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Today is exactly one year since the first national lockdown was announced in the UK. Marie Curie are marking the day with a ‘National Day of Reflection’ to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved and hope for a brighter future. There will be a minute’s silence at 12pm, and Marie Curie […]

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

  • October 9th, 2020
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This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis […]

Athona scores industry-high in REC gold standard audit

  • June 20th, 2019
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Our Education division is delighted to announce they have retained their REC gold standard accreditation, which they first received in 2015. Our exceptional compliance team also achieved an industry-high result in the online REC Education audit diagnostic, where they achieved 98% (the industry average is only 87%). We’re extremely proud of the result and it continues […]

For teachers: a quick guide to living in the UK

  • May 8th, 2019
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As a teacher, when you think of moving to the UK for work and where is best to live, naturally you’re more than likely drawn to cities like London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff. But have you ever considered counties like Hertfordshire, Suffolk or Essex? From rural villages to seaside towns and busy commuter belt locations, these […]

Meet Anthony, our Sydney-based recruiter

  • February 12th, 2019
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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 […]

Budget 2018: Anger at Hammond’s ‘little extras’

  • November 2nd, 2018
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‘Condescending’, ‘patronising’ and ‘an insult’ are just some of the words used to describe this week’s education budget by Phillip Hammond. And now after a week of reviewing the opinions of education staff and parents across the country, it’s evident there’s an overwhelming feeling of upset and anger over the ‘little extras’ promised as “a […]

World Teachers’ Day

  • October 2nd, 2018
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To coincide with World Teachers’ Day on Friday 5th October, we’re launching an exclusive referral competition. On top of the usual £250* referral bonus, every teacher you refer to Athona will mean your name is automatically entered into our draw to win a luxury hamper. So what’s stopping you? Speak to your consultant or complete […]

Nursing applicants have fallen by a third since the bursary ended

  • February 6th, 2018
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Recent figures have shown the number of people applying to train as a nurse in England has fallen by an extra 13%, meaning the total number of applicants over two years fell by a third. The decrease in number of applicants choosing to study nursing, is believed to be due to the government opting to […]

Extreme pressures on teachers force many to take long-term sick leave

  • January 12th, 2018
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Increased workload, curriculum changes and budget cuts are all contributing to the ‘epidemic of stress’ among 3,750 teachers on long-term sick leave, figures from the Liberal Democrats have shown. Recent figures have found a total of 1.3 million days have been taken as leave by teachers for mental health reasons in the past four years, […]