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 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 one-off […]

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, […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • November 3rd, 2017
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Meet Natalie,  she is an apprentice for our Nursing division. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for myself consists of booking shifts, sourcing new candidates and chasing compliance. I try to plan each day in advance so that […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 27th, 2017
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Meet Nicole, she is a Compliance administrator apprentice for our nursing team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me is supporting the recruitment consultants with compliance needs. What tasks do you complete on a day-to-day basis? Chasing […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 20th, 2017
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Meet Lacie, she is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our surgery team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me starts off by me sitting at my desk and getting out all of the things I will need […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 13th, 2017
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  Meet Crystal,  she is an apprentice for our Marketing team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me starts off with me getting into work at around ten to nine, I will greet my team and turn […]

Supply teachers in Wales quitting over low pay

  • October 13th, 2017
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Recent reports have revealed 4,500 supply teachers in Wales are having to take on extra jobs just to get through the month. Are you one of the teacher this affects? Have you ever thought about relocating? Our Resource and Development Consultant Luke, who is based in Wales, specialises in providing support to you through the […]