You may already have noticed that Connex is not like other recruitment agencies.
As we are a people business, we concentrate all our efforts on finding the right people, with the right skills and attitudes, for our schools. We hand-pick our staff - and our excellent reputation is built on them. So individual attention for them and for our schools is at the heart of everything we do, and it always will be. People like that about us.
Our commitment to keeping children and young people safe is absolute. That commitment includes the most rigorous vetting and safeguarding processes possible - far more stringent than either the law or DfE demand. This is very reassuring for schools.
We have been recruiting and placing qualified teachers, NQTs, teaching assistants, nursery nurses and SEN specialists into schools on a supply basis since 1999. Now there are 19 Connex offices nationwide; in every one of them we make sure that dealing with us is a complete pleasure. Everyone likes this.
Our in-depth knowledge of the education sector, our excellent teachers, our superb customer service (we bend over backwards for you!) and our very competitive pricing never go amiss, either. (Growing rapidly in a very competitive market, we have been named in the Top 500 Report by Recruitment International).
And we make it obvious that we value our relationships with our staff and schools. Being appreciated should be part of everyone’s life, so schools with a Preferred Supplier Agreement with us get a percentage of their annual Connex supply spend back in a nice fat cheque at the end of each year. (Which is where Colin comes in - he’s in charge of the cheques). We also reward any schools or staff who refer excellent teachers to us, and schools which introduce other schools to us as clients.
Our staff love working for us. Our schools love working with us. We are very, very proud of our reputation.
And so we should be. We work hard - in fact we jump through hoops - to maintain it!