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Academic Appointments

| November 15, 2011 | 18 Comments

“If you are looking for a job in a school in the Yorkshire area, then you can expect to be impressed with Academic Appointments! We are a professional, friendly and committed team who will always go the extra mile for you.

We can help you with your search for a permanent job, long-term placement and supply teaching. By spending a great deal of time getting to know you and our schools, we are in a great position to identify job opportunities which are going to suit you.”

~Academic Appointments Website

Academic Appointments, 7.6 out of 10 based on 18 ratings
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Rating: 7.6/10 (18 votes cast)

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  1. Amber says:
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    I never worked through Academic Appointments in the end. The pay was less than other agencies and you have to use an umbrella company who take a cut. They were not honest about the work they were offering.

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  2. Simon says:
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    Keep calling me and give rubbish info about transport links. The woman whom I spoke with was not able to give me any details about the money offered, however was very keen to calculate me better route there instead. Gosh….. (money must be excellent, if they do not want too speak about it)

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  3. paul cambell says:
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    my opinion has changed dramatically, i no longer work through them. they are aware of why.

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  4. Joana Guincho says:
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    Having moved to England for new opportunities, Academic Appointments was a great help! The staff were supportive and friendly and even though the start was slow, I was soon getting more frequent and longer postings that led, within a year to the permanent posting I now enjoy. Would work with them again in the blink of an eye!

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  5. Paul Cambell says:
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    They were looking for work for me before my registration was complete! Polite, helpful and one of the best agencies I have worked for (I have worked for quite a few!!)

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  6. Jo says:
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    Great agency with professional, approachable staff who match you up with schools well!

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  7. Thomas says:
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    Since registering and being accepted by Academic Appointments despite being limited in what I can do they have always been friendly, approachable and professional in any dealings. OK so most work is at short notice and flexibility is required. I’ve had repeat bookings from schools so things must be ok. I would recommend Academic Appointments.

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  8. DVB says:
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    I am registered with 2 agencies, even though Academic Appointments may have a lower rate of pay, the work has been more common. Amount of work has been equal over both agencies. Over recent months I have had more long term posts rather than just day to day supply. They do not put pressure on you if you find a school unsuitable. I have had personal issues lately and have had to reduce my teaching, but they are very understanding and always ask how I’m doing. Work is varied from day to day supply, 1:1 tuition and even exam invigilation if you want it. As with other comments, I’m disappointed in dealing with payroll companies, this seems to have only happened this academic year (when I initially joined payroll was dealt with internally). I have enjoyed dealing with this company.

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  9. Mummy71 says:
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    Signed last September with a couple of agencies. Academic found me regular work in very good schools which were geographically convenient to me.
    The staff are amazing – real people who genuinely seem to listen to your needs. I have had numerous friendly chats just enquiring how I’m getting on which I find wonderful as this is a rarity in the modern school system. I was rarely asked by a line manager how I was feeling!
    Pay is slightly less than other agencies but this is almost justified by the quality of the schools you deal with and of course the professional approach from all Academic staff.
    My only objection is dealing with the eternal payroll company but this is a modern day convenience that most agencies seem to use.

    Highly recommended

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  10. M. Weedon says:
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    Very good experience of my first year with the agency.

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  11. Toyin Ashaka says:
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    A very friendly and professional agency. Always ready to listen to their agents. Though the pay is not the best rate but I would take this agency over any other one in the region.
    I would definitely recommend Academic Appointments.

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  12. Penguinpushups says:
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    – Worked for them now for 3 years full time
    – Friendly and professional agency
    – work has pretty much been continuous
    – good rates of pay with no pressure to take lower paid jobs
    – When a school isn’t how you thought they move you instantly
    – compassionate and understanding when personal problems arise.
    – they liaise with schools regularly when in placements
    – will keep you busy for as many days as you want
    – some people leaving low work reviews need to understand that some subjects are more in demand than others and as a science English or maths teacher more work than you can shake a stick at.
    You will find the same at any agency.

    – 3 other agencies have tried to get me on their books but academic just keep on getting me work before they get a chance.
    – we have a part to play in all this too !! As a teacher or cover – be fair be open – be honest – work hard – give notice and the agency a chance to resolve issues.
    P.s – NO – I am not a recruitment advisor I am an M6 science teacher that literally can’t fault these guys

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  13. Karlene says:
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    I enjoy being involved with this agency. They pair me up very well with schools I am suited to. The staff are friendly and polite and take a personal interest in their staff and their well being.
    I have lots of work and feel guilty at times when I have to turn it down. When I do there is no “punishment” or lack of calls afterwards.
    My only complaint is the way the wages are dealt with by an external company and you are charged a daily rate to have your wages sorted out.
    Overall I am happy to stay with the company.

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  14. Tammy Middleton says:
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    I highly recommend this agency. Their consultants are very friendly, professional, and offer loads of support. They truly care about you and actively seek to find you work. For anyone interested in working as supply staff either casually or as a career, this is the agency for you!

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  15. Muddy Asghar says:
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    Completely Rubbish.

    Been signed up with them for over 2 years.

    Only worked with them once in a special needs school. Now they keep asking me if I want to teach in Special Needs!

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  16. Ken Jennings says:
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    Excellent agency – best I have worked for. Very professional, efficient and effective.
    Takes into account my requirements and always finds schools who respond professionally and positively. Definitely recommend to others – particularly those who want to make a career out of supply teaching.

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  17. Tony Carlton says:
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    Very friendly service, would certainly recommend

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  18. Anonymous says:
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    A very warm and friendly agency that impressed me with their up to date and thorough knowledge of current legislation. I’ve recommended them to all of my teaching contacts!

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    Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)

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