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Apollo Teaching Services

| May 8, 2012 | 18 Comments

“Apollo Teaching Services is a teacher run agency promoting career development and training opportunities. We have an experienced professional team working with the schools we service and the teaching staff we employ.

Apollo Teaching Services positively encourages all staffs’ Continuing Professional Development needs and actively promotes their staff to maximise their potential by offering advice and training on all aspects of Child Protection and Classroom Management Skills.”

~Apollo Teaching Services Website

Apollo Teaching Services, 6.8 out of 10 based on 21 ratings
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Rating: 6.8/10 (21 votes cast)

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  1. Sarah B says:
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    Thank you for getting me my first job which led to my permanent position in a Bridgend School. You were open, honest and always let me make my choices (I was picky about which schools and which days). It was a pleasure working with you all and if I ever get to book supply I will be calling on you guys! It’s been a pleasure.

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  2. Sonjay says:
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    Just had an interview in Reading Branch, what an amazing gentleman who conducted it! Most professional agency interview ever, I look forward to working with Apollo Reading. Please get me lots of work!!

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  3. CB says:
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    I have had two long term placements from Apollo this year! Very happy with my rate of pay. Looking forward to working with Apollo in the next academic year! Great team, always helpful, even had a thank you text at the end of the year!

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    Rating: +9 (from 9 votes)
  4. Julie C says:
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    Just wanted to say I’ve worked for Apollo Bridgend for 7 years they are brilliant. I just received my pay packet with my holiday pay and I love accruing it for 12 months, it takes the fear out of August. I’ve never said it but thank you for the work and guidance I’ve had. The professionalism you show and the support when there may be an issue within the school you are placed is faultless. I will never work for anyone else. Thanks

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    Rating: +11 (from 11 votes)
  5. Jane says:
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    Bristol – I joined in summer last year 2015, and so far I have only been sent on a couple jobs. The work is non-exsistant, nothing since christmas. No one will get back to me and reply to emails/messages. I don’t understand, I did so well with the schools they sent me too even recieved a christmas card from one- considering I am a temp thats pretty awesome. Need the work, but they just don’t seem organised.

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    Rating: -9 (from 11 votes)
  6. JJ says:
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    Having worked with a number of agencies throughout South Wales over the past 10 years, I have to say that Apollo are the best agency I have ever worked for. Compared to other agencies, I have been put forward for numerous long-term positions and been successful in securing a number of them. The staff in the Pontypridd office are friendly and professional and always keep in touch to check how things are going. I usually get calls at least the day before to go to a school rather than a morning call. Aside from the days close to the holidays, I don’t recall ever not having a days work! I would have no hesitation in recommending Apollo to all teaching and support staff. Top marks for Apollo!!!!

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    Rating: +14 (from 14 votes)
  7. Katie Lewis says:
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    Do not touch this agency. A total waste of space. They are totally disorganised and unprofessional. The staff in the Treforest branch can hardly use a photocopier; I can’t believe they are trusted with finding staff for schools. You never speak to the same person twice, so you have to explain the same things over and over again. They also lie about the distance of the schools. They may say 20 minutes, but it is more likely to be 35 minutes. One of the men in the office puts ‘x’ and smilie faces on the end of the text messages, very odd. I would have given then zero stars if possible.

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    Rating: -18 (from 18 votes)
  8. pne says:
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    I registered with Apollo in the summer and found the staff friendly and approachable. Started with day to day work at a few local schools which has led to maternity cover at a school near my house. I would just like to say thank you to Apollo and have already recommended them to a friend.

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    Rating: +20 (from 20 votes)
  9. MMC says:
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    I registered with Apollo in the summer holidays and got my first placement in October which was long term until Christmas. I’ve found that the Bridgend sales consultants are personable and reliable. I am very happy with my rate of pay, it’s more than I was getting with the council. I was given an option for which payroll provider that I wanted to use, I chose fps for as their charge rate was lower than the rest. I am very happy working for Apollo, great company, great staff, great pay!

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    Rating: +19 (from 21 votes)
  10. Steph says:
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    Crap pay compared to other agencies. Went to same schools on less money. And they pay monthly! Everyone else pays weekly, dont understand?

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    Rating: -23 (from 31 votes)
  11. BRM says:
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    Plenty of work the only good thing.
    Bad points are:
    1)very low pay compared to other agencies
    2)then more money is taken from pay as they use an umbrella company to extract a fee for “processing” pay. Umbrella company is linked to the agency as well. A cynical money-grabbing exercise.
    3)Apollo say they are committed to training and professional development for their teachers. Laughable. Not met any Apollo teacher who has been offered CPD.
    Do yourself a favour and find a better agency.

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    Rating: -22 (from 28 votes)
  12. Supply teacher says:
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    Been with Apollo for a number of years now, seem to give me plenty of work (virtually full time except the beginning and the end of the year). Rate of pay, they pay less than most agencies and have to ask for all the extras such as petrol money, and even have to request pay reviews. Schools reasonably local, have occasionally been redirected on route to another school. Personally refuse part days and cover supervisor rate which they palm you off with. IT systems not good can review bookings online (hardly ever represents what you have been told) unable to book unavailability online. Be warned umbrella company they pay you through is owned by the same company. (Have to pay for payroll -offered option £3.50/day or £50/month. Overall an OK agency low pay but plenty of work.

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    Rating: +15 (from 27 votes)
  13. Jordan says:
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    Registered with Apollo Bristol as an NQT in August 2014. Have had non-stop work since then and I find all of the consultants to be friendly, helpful and best of all honest! Would recommend Apollo to anyone as they have done well by me.

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    Rating: +24 (from 26 votes)
  14. Abigail says:
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    Excellent agency. Ive been registered with nearly all the agencies here in Wales. They were the only agency to tell me about the new DBS system and they continue to help me. I recently attended a course on how to be successful in interview and I got my first job.

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    Rating: +33 (from 35 votes)
  15. LMTQ says:
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    I have been working with Apollo for 3 years , carrying out assignments for different offices and have always found them professional and honest. Although I do prefer some of the consultants to others. I have worked for other agencies in the past but I only work for Apollo now as the payroll provider they use is the cheapest I’ve found and the website is really easy to use. top marks for Apollo from me :)

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    Rating: +32 (from 34 votes)
  16. Bea says:
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    For someone on the upper pay spine the rate of pay is abysmal …. After having an assignment cancelled after a 45 minute journey I had to fight to get petrol and pay for my time and was told I would not get this again. After then being told I would have umbrella payroll processing fees taken off my pay I decided to leave as I’d be on less than half the proper scale rate. I now know the umbrella co and supply agency are one and the same. I think it is all highly dodgy and scandalous that professionals are being fleeced.

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    Rating: -20 (from 38 votes)
  17. VER says:
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    Joined Apollo as I was not getting enough supply through Capita and New Directions (Plus I found their Consultants to be arrogant and unorganised) and I have been hugely impressed with the constant flow of work, both short and long term. The gentlemen I deal with in the Cardiff branch are a breath of fresh air and have a fantastic sense of humour whilst maintaining ultimate professionalism. A gem of an agency and highly recommended! :) Victoria

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    Rating: +33 (from 37 votes)
  18. KLM says:
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    I have been registered with Apollo for a year now. They have found me plenty of work, and paid extra if I have to travel further. The honesty and quality of the consultants does vary, but my own consultant in the Swansea branch is excellent.

    I would recommend them.

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    Rating: +29 (from 37 votes)

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