"I registered with The Education Network mid February 2016 and started work as a Cover Supervisor on 7th March 2016. My consultant was Charlie Demmel. He has been an outstanding colleague to work with, highly knowledgeable about the education sector, very hard working and always willing and able to offer me excellent advice. The process to register was very easy and straightforward. I was telephoned within a few hours of submitting my application and was able to arrange an interview at the Chelmsford office in the same week. The exact details (which documents I needed, what references etc...) were explained in a very clear manner and Charlie was very helpful and reassuring when talking me through each stage of the registration process. This was especially true when explaining umbrella companies and how I would be paid. The interview with Charlie was conducted in a very relaxed and encouraging manner. He was able to create a positive and supportive environment in which I felt able to focus clearly and to answer his questions to the best of my ability. I was offered work within two days of receiving my DBS clearance. The work since then has been regular (on average at least two to three days a week) and with a variety of different schools. I have been fortunate to have had work that has been booked with schools several days in advance and on some occasions weeks in advance, as well as being requested for work on the same day. The only reason I have turned down work is that there has been too much of it! I am also registered with another agency and so have largely been able to work on a full time basis. Superb! Charlie (and on occasion Matt if Charlie is away) have been excellent in their communications with me, providing clear, consistent and regular advice about the work I am undertaking as well as the prospects for work in the future. Working with The Education Network has been a very easy and stress free process. My phone calls have always been answered quickly and emails returned promptly. The Education Network provided me with an outstanding level of service during my time working with them. I would unreservedly recommend them to anyone who is looking for work, or who is thinking about starting a career in the education sector. After registering with The Education Network I gained regular, paid employment as a Cover Supervisor and have since been accepted onto the Teach First programme. I am sure that without the experiences and opportunities provided to me by The Education Network this would not have been the case."
June 05, 2016