What Our Candidates Say
Working in recruitment can change peoples lives.
We are always very conscious that going in to a recruitment agency can be daunting. As a Candidate, you are expected to divulge a lot of personal information in order to gain work. Therefore, it's important that we get to know you and understand what you are looking for. We want to understand your career goals and objectives, what you are seeking in your next role and identify your key strengths and competencies. Indeed, we help you realise what you have to offer your next employer. We then set to work to find suitable employment on a Temporary, Contract or Permanent basis, dependent upon what we have agreed. By offering a truly personal service to our Candidates, we can confidently prove our service works. Candidates write to our Consultants, Management team and Head Office to say how they felt about our service and we would like to share this feedback with you.
Below are some of the many testimonials that we have received from our Candidates:
"I really can’t thank Pro Education enough for their excellent service. I asked for help in finding regular work in local schools and within just a few days of working with them, they had managed to do just that! Thanks to them, I now have regular work in a fantastic school which has completely restored my love of teaching. It’s lovely having such a personalised service to rely on. Thank you so much!"
“Definitely the best education agency I've dealt with - committed to their teachers, fair pay and well managed!”
"I'v been working for Pro Education over the Summer and Autumn terms this year. I would recommend them without any hesitation. The staff are friendly and have worked tirelessly on my behalf. They have kept me informed and busy with work. They also pay on time with no fuss. What more could you ask for?"
"I cannot thank Pro Education enough for giving me the chance to get back into the classroom after a short period away. Professional, courteous and friendly. Zoey and Charlotte were relentless in finding me supply work and I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you."
"I have been getting work through Lorraine and Pro Education over the last half term. I am very pleased with the work she has found for me, sending me to the right schools. Lorraine has always responded quickly to my calls, and dealt with any questions I have raised. Unlike with some other agencies I have not had any payment problems and I am very happy to work with Pro Education."
"I have been impressed by your friendly and helpful service. You communicate efficiently, giving me plenty of notice for assignments. Payment process is accurate and prompt. Instructions and directions are precise and any queries are sorted out quickly. My experience with the agency has been definitely very positive."
"It has been a successful half term with Pro Education, in particular Lorraine as a Consultant, who is professional, helpful, pro-active and constantly available for any queries or confirmations regarding placements and regular contact."
"Pro Education has become a great agency to work for since Lorraine has taken the reigns. She has a professional and supportive manner which puts me at ease every time I get a call for teaching. She does her best to offer work within my weekly availability, which up to now has been regular! She clearly is on 'the ball' and her enthusiasm and knowledge of the educational workplace is first class"
"Jenna is a positive, intelligent and a resourceful agent. Her style and manner communicating on the phone, via email and text is proactive, reassuring and genuine - making her fun to work with - as the relationship is nicely relaxed. It is this refreshing ease with which she communicates that has enabled the relationship go from strength to strength.
Pro Education distributes a friendly email at the end of each week to touch base with everyone and to wish everyone a good weekend. It is this contact (at the ending of the week, and looking forward to the next) that is a welcome routine - a reminder that a caring agent is working behind the scenes and ready if it is necessary to talk things through.
There is never a missed opportunity to put a positive spin on anything and apart from the initial signing up with the agency, which is very thorough, there are no forms to fill in - lovely!
Jenna's bubbly and joyful nature makes her an absolute pleasure to do business with. There is often something to laugh about as well which always helps....
Pro has the air of a bespoke small business caring for its employees - treating all with a great deal of respect. Jenna has always been available for a timely conversation whenever it is necessary and has always demonstrated that she is prepared and ready with information at every opportunity.
I have always enjoyed working for Pro Education and in particular with Jenna. "
"Pro Education has been absolutely excellent and their professionalism cannot be faulted. I would especially like to thank the Consultants for their hard work and dedication. Pro Education is to be commended for their excellent work ethic, their constant striving to find work for teachers and their unparalleled help and support. I'm sorry to be leaving.
I salute you all. Thank you so much."
Bristol & Swindon Branch
"You're one in a million...thank you for finding me my dream job!"
"Nikki has a wonderful way of combining high standards of professionalism with being kind, thoughtful and friendly. Nikki is so supportive of her supply staff and really believed in me. Nikki had some juggling to do to accommodate me: for the second half of the year I was only available two days a week and due to sharing a car, I needed to be in schools very local to where I lived - not an easy undertaking, but she did it! Occasionally I needed to supply further afield, but all the schools Pro Education provides supply for are good schools.
Nikki made it possible for me to get through the last academic year with enough supply, with plenty more lined up - Thanks Nikki"
"I have found dealing with Pro Education to be a pleasure from start to finish. The staff are friendly, highly professional, enthusiastic and very helpful, particularly the amazing Nikki in the Truro office. She has a wealth of experience in education, and is very approachable. I received all the information that I require to start work as a supply teacher and everything was so well organised. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone."
"I have worked with several supply agencies over the past three years both in Devon and Cornwall and Pro Education are by far the best. Nikki and the team are friendly, professional and supportive and there has rarely been a day without the offer of work.
Nikki's knowledge, hard work and enthusiasm are admirable and she has been instrumental in finding me a long term placement. I can recommend Pro Education without reservation! Thanks Nikki!"
"I have been working with Pro Education for just over 12 months and in that time I have been very happy with the service provided.
I am kept in touch with by text, telephone and email. The sending of a confirmation email when a placement has been made is very useful. Payment for any work is always received on time. The holiday pay scheme is a very welcome bonus. All of the staff at Pro Education are very personable and respond very quickly to any enquiries.
Ben is friendly and helpful and keeps me informed of work opportunities as well as having a genuine care for me as an individual. It is also very pleasant to receive positive feedback from the team.
All in all an excellent supply agency."
Newton Abbot Branch
"Thank you for the care and attention to detail that you employ in carefully matching assignments to my criteria. It is always good to hear a friendly yet professional voice and I look forward to working with yourself and the rest of the team at Pro Education again in the coming year."
Newton Abbot Branch
“Just a quick email to thank you for your help in getting me back into teaching. You have already enabled me to establish a relationship with a local primary school, who have now asked me to come back, several times. This is exactly what I was hoping would happen as I strongly believe it benefits the school (pupils & staff) and the supply teacher to have as much continuity and familiarity with each other as is possible.
It's clear that you share this ethos and endeavour to match teachers to schools with clear consideration having been made of the teacher's skill set and the school's requirements.
You clearly have forged strong connections with local primary schools through face to face meetings which clearly helps you to match teachers with temporary vacancies. This has helped me greatly, in getting back into the groove of teaching after a three year break!”
“Love working through Pro Education. I am also registered with another agency and the difference is massive. Every time they call I speak to a different person and the quality of the bookings are always poor. It's a lovely personalised experience through Pro Ed and Lee is very friendly, and always gets quality bookings. This must be done by forging good relationships with local schools unlike other bigger agencies. Top Marks!”