Great resource: HAYS – Recruiting Experts in Education (International Teaching)
February 5, 2012
Here is a summary of their organization and the services they offer:
Hays plc is the UK’s largest publicly listed recruitment group and a world leader in specialist recruitment.
The International division of Hays Education was founded in 2005. The aim of the division is to provide a first class recruitment service to all British and International Schools. Over the past few years we have grown significantly and now have a considerable portfolio of schools we work with across a number of continents.
Since our conception we have played a huge part in the movement of teachers all over the world. In addition to this, we keep a close eye on the ever-changing face of International schools, so we can continually offer a first class service. Our involvement with organizations such as the BSME enable us to build closer relationships with our schools as well as keep abreast of issues affecting schools globally.
They also have a job vacancy section which can be found here.
There is no better recommendation than the feedback we receive from schools we have worked with in the past. Read below a selection of comments headteachers have made about the service we provide.
TEACHERS CASE STUDIES
Choosing to embark on an international teaching career is a life changing decision. Whether it is for the first time or tenth time the prospect of a new life in a foreign country can be as daunting as it is exciting. Click on the case studies on the left to share in others teachers frank observations on their own overseas experiences.
We work with many different schools around the world in their search for the best teachers. Click on our featured school to read more in depth about what to expect when you decide to make that jump into an international teaching career.
They also have a great section of their website describing the different regions that they service: Africa, South East Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America.
Here is an example of the information they provide on the region of Africa.
Schools in Africa
Many of the schools we work with, started as very small private schools and have evolved considerably over the years, undertaking ambitious programmes of expansion and development. Many now boast superb facilities and offer a fine institute for employment. Schools in Africa reflect the UK year timetable with the man differences being the times school begins and finishes each day. Usually schools in Africa start earlier in the morning and finish early afternoon.
The schools offer:
• Medical cover
• Varying salaries
• Other benefits depending on school
(Laptop, Phone, Car and driver etc)
In Northern African countries, such as Sudan many schools offer tax-free salaries and in many of these locations, where there is not a lot to spend your money on, teachers find they are able to save quite a percentage of their salary and also travel in and around Africa.
Safety is very important and most schools offered secured accommodation and schools. In addition to this, many schools offer secured transport for teachers to easily move about the cities and towns.
Like all international opportunities choosing to teach in Africa is a true-life adventure. Africa is a land whose climate of experience will both humble and enrich you. The land, the people and the culture will be a classroom within themselves and your experience will be come pages of a textbook you will use to teach in the future.
Check out the other information they provide about the other regions here.