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By Stacey

Back in Australia I joined an agency that based itself in London. I travelled by myself to the UK in July and I had little communication with the agency I joined. When I went for my first interview with the agency I was told that my accommodation and supply work was not going to happen until after the summer holidays, when I was told in Australia that I would be working in the UK with the date that I had specified I would be available to work. With my prior meetings in Australia with this agency we had arranged an appropriate time of year to come and the idea was to come at the beginning of July and have a few weeks work before the schools broke up for their summer break. This then would give me time to find my own accommodation and settle myself. At the interview I was told that half the schools had already finished and that the other schools were getting ready to finish the week I had my interview. So I now had to find my own accommodation in the meantime but luckily I had some family friends who I could stay with at the time. Otherwise I don’t know what I would have done. Unfortunately for me this trip is my first at travelling alone, let alone living on my own and working in another country...
After the interview there was no more communication from the agency what-so-ever. To cheer myself up a little I organised a trip across Europe after contemplating whether to go back home or try again and sign up with a different agency. That’s when I got in contact with Protocol Education. An interview was quickly arranged in Sheffield and after that time I had moved up to Yorkshire by September and got in contact with some distant family. Protocol organised all the documents that were needed for me including a CRB, temporary teaching registration and my registration with MyKeyPay. This effort was something the other agency did not do. I definitely felt much better after that interview plus it was conducted in the Protocol Sheffield office and not in a café as my other interview was. I was introduced to the whole team and they were happy to help and give advice on anything that I was unsure about. Now I am looking forward to teaching in the UK and don’t feel that I have made the wrong decision in coming here.

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