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Start With Casual Work versus Take A Full Time Position Before Leaving Home

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian-based recruitment consultants working with Aussie teachers in their move to England. There are many choices of work presented to you before you come but what choice should you make?

Start With Casual Work or Take A Full Time Position Before Leaving Home?​

This is the fork in the road that nearly every teacher hits as part of their move to England; start with casual work or accept a full time contract before leaving home?

The great thing about casual (or ‘supply’) work in the UK is that it is very consistent (unlike here at home!); nearly all of our teachers who want to work 5 days a week are doing just that. They work when they want and take time off when they want; just the same as teaching casually at home. In fact we’re that busy for casual work that we can actually guarantee it for you before you leave – we take the risk away.

In saying that a lot of teachers want to know where they’re going each day. They like the consistency; the same kids, the same transport lines, same bell times and same routines. We are incredibly successful at matching Aussie teachers to full-time roles in schools before they leave home.  Contracts range from 1 term (12 weeks) to a whole school year so there is a great deal of flexibility and ‘try before you buy!’

So what works for you? Only you will know. Most agencies railroad teachers into accepting full time jobs as this suits the company more often than it suits you. From my own perspective as a teacher – having taught in NSW and in the UK – I can appreciate it from the teacher point of view, not just the agency.  This is what makes Protocol Education the best teaching agency for work in London and across England; our Aussie consultants have all made the trip to the UK and know what suits you as a teacher as we’re all teachers!

Keen to discuss your own teaching options? Get in touch with Mitch and the Aussie team on 1800 246 436 or for more info!

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Category: Australian Teachers

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