Hourglass Education

9.7 out of 10
97 Ratings

About Hourglass Education

From day one, Hourglass has understood that our role is simple – to introduce the best possible teachers to schools offering the best possible roles.

 

Over the years, as well as getting to know hundreds of excellent UK teachers, we have searched far and wide to find high-calibre candidates for our client schools. This has taken us literally all over the world, and we have learnt a great deal about international relocation and successfully inducting overseas teachers along the way.

 

In 2019, Hourglass teamed up with Pertemps Professional Recruitment (PPR). This partnership worked from day one as we have a shared commitment to ambitious recruitment, operating with honesty and integrity and a passion for working with people.

 

We have now joined forces with PPR’s other education business, Pertemps Education Network (PEN). PEN continues to find agile, energetic and reliable temporary teachers and support staff for their schools. Hourglass’ focus is still specialist recruitment: permanent teaching posts, candidates from overseas, and leadership appointments.

Hourglass Education Ratings and Reviews

9.7

Overall Rating

9.7 out of 10
based on 97 Ratings

Amount of work

9.8

Rate of pay

9.7

Quality of schools

9.4

Personability

9.8

Honesty

9.9

Overall Service

9.8

9.6 out of 10 CHARLES POWELL · Reviewed on
Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, Clair and the hourglass team kept me abreast of jobs available to me. I am grateful for the teams dedication and commitment to placement. Very approachable team to work with.
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9.9 out of 10 Joseph Asquith · Reviewed on
I was in a dire situation looking for a school which would be willing to sponsor me to stay in the country and James was able to confidently take me through the process and eventually put me into contact with a school which was able to do just this. He also provided all the necessary information on applying for a Skilled Worker Visa. I can't recommend Hourglass education enough.
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10.0 out of 10 Sarika · Reviewed on
James offers a very professional, polite and humane service - he astutely understands the experience, credentials and needs of the teachers he is working with. He has matched me up with a school that aligns so well with both my past experiences and my interests as well as finding a school in which I feel at home, it was the very first school he sourced and I liked it so much I accepted immediately. Despite having almost a decade’s experience in education this was the first time I approached an agency based on it being highly recommended by another teacher and I have to say I was incredibly impressed. I can see why so many good schools are connected with Hour Glass and with long term to permanent positions - they clearly are providing schools with high quality staff in a way that is far more efficient for both schools and teachers. I would recommend them to any colleague or friend in teaching.
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10.0 out of 10 Mei · Reviewed on
Ed is a very good agent. He is very patient and supportive. He helped me find a suitable school to work. I really appreciate everything he did for me. Wish him and others who working for Hourglass all the best! :)
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10.0 out of 10 Rita J · Reviewed on
Without Josh Travis I wouldn't have found this school. Monday I registered with the agency and on Friday I accepted an offer. I received information about 6-7 schools in between, and I always felt I had a choice. The human side is very important for me, and Josh matched me with a school which resonates with my value system. He was there, answering all my questions, and soon I could take a decision. This way it was much shorter, much less stressful and I could focus on the professional side of the interview, which makes a huge difference. Amazing, outstanding job: many thanks for that!
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9.3 out of 10 S Francis · Reviewed on
James is the best. He puts loads of effort in helping out. He is very polite and loves to assist. He would simply go above and beyond. There was a time when I felt like giving up but James's spirit keeps me going. Thanks very much James.
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9.7 out of 10 Sarah · Reviewed on
Hourglass have been supportive and professional throughout my job hunt. Following completion of my PGCE during lockdown I suddenly found myself with 2 interviews in 24 hours. Ed was quick to offer telephone and email support and was as delighted as me when the 2nd interview was a success.
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10.0 out of 10 Florencia Durante · Reviewed on
Ed from Hourglass has been fantastic from the start - Outstanding professional - always communicating, checking in and keeping me in the loop. I am so impressed with his service, consistency, professionalism and input. I am very impressed with him and Hourglass! Highly recommend!!!
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10.0 out of 10 Maria Argentato · Reviewed on
Amazing Agency, I am impressed with the quality of their service. Ed has been fantastic; he has helped me to secure a job in a few days. Outstanding professional attitude, Ed has supported me to find a job that would fit my ambition. I am deeply thankful.
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10.0 out of 10 Leoneisha · Reviewed on
I must say the Hourglass team is extremely professional, helpful, understanding and work in the best interest of teachers..Your tenacity in going the extra mile is noted. Thanks to Clare, Danny, Billie , James and the entire team. All the best!!!!
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10.0 out of 10 Kevin Parker · Reviewed on
I have had an absolutely fantastic experience with Hourglass Education. I cannot praise them highly enough. They are careful and attentive, keep in regular contact, highly professional and genuinely interested in securing the best position for your needs. I mostly dealt with Ed Hyland and Josh Travis. They were wonderful. If you are considering using an agency, I would wholeheartedly recommend Hourglass Education.
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9.6 out of 10 gary chambers · Reviewed on
I have been working with Hourglass on and off since 2015. In my experience, they are an amazingly professional and efficient agency that will always go the extra mile to find the best possible position for their candidates. In particular, I have to say that consultants, Josh T and Danny G are just brilliant at what they do. There are lots of agencies out there but this one stands out for delivering excellent service.
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10.0 out of 10 Kauthar · Reviewed on
Hourglass has been simply amazing! I got a call from Marcus out of the blue, and was incredibly nervous about working with an agency I hadn't heard of before, however, he was reassuring, and very knowledgeable about what he was doing. After a few dead ends, Josh sent me the opportunity of a lifetime, and throughout the whole process, was constantly on the ball. He'd keep me in the loop for everything, and always answered my never ending stream of questions. He constantly checked in, and made sure that I was okay. Excellent service and quality of people who work at Hourglass! 100% recommend!
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9.7 out of 10 Lala Karim · Reviewed on
Honestly, one of the best agencies I have worked with. Ed has been amazing and always there when needed.
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10.0 out of 10 Lydia · Reviewed on
I signed up with several teacher recruitment agencies but the moment I got a call from Danny Greetham at Hourglass I knew that I was in good hands. James Letven took over my case from Danny and he was remarkable. James was very professional and regularly communicated with me through the entire process. James spoke with me on a Tuesday morning, by thursday I had an interview and by Friday I was offered the job. This is how fast they work at Hourglass. James and Claire Murphy guided me through the immigration process and everything went smoothly. I was paired with a lovely school and I have had continuous support even after migrating. Do you want to work in the UK in a fast paced, appropriately challenging yet fulfilling teaching role? Then what are you waiting for? Sign up with Hourglass Education. You wont regret it. Lydia
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9.7 out of 10 Devon Findlay · Reviewed on
Hourglass has been supportive and provided as much information as possible. They are extremely responsive to emails and and requests for call backs. They are very professional and Ed was great!
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9.7 out of 10 Bea Rengifo · Reviewed on
Similar to other comments here, I was not looking for Hourglass but they found me. I had spend quite some time looking for jobs and working on those tedious long applications to a number of different schools until Hourglass called me. From the very beginning they were super friendly, they offered personalised attention and they really did follow up on my case. I tried with other recruiting agencies but nothing happened with them so now I tell everyone about Hourglass. As an English teacher but non-native speaker, I was applying for Spanish positions since that is my first language but I was getting no positive results in that search. Ed from Hourglass encouraged me to go for English positions even when I was very weary of doing so. In the end, it was Ed who did it for me. He was so friendly and efficient and he also offered me honest advice when it came down to choosing between 2 salary options the school offered me. From now onwards, if I change in the future, I will definitely go through Hourglass since they offer a very professional, kind and caring service. Thanks Ed!
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10.0 out of 10 Nicole · Reviewed on
10 stars for HOURGLASS and 10 more for JOSH I would like to thank Josh Travis at Hourglass profusely for finding me not just a job, but THE JOB! – the ideal teaching position in an amazing school that will allow me vast growth and development as a teacher. I was already registered with two other recommended agencies when Josh contacted me out of the blue from Hourglass after seeing my CV online. His call was a godsend. I had become disillusioned with the whole process of finding a psychology teaching position as an NQT. Interacting with the other agencies was a culmination of a lack of communication and follow-up calls regarding possible job roles. From the onset, I realised Josh was different. He portrayed as far more professional, attentive, and engaging. There was a vast difference in the level of communication and support I received from Josh. He consistently communicated – maintaining contact and support throughout; and was readily available at every call – giving his time and full attention. Interestingly, I felt Josh not only knew what role I wanted but understood my personality and recognised the attributes and skills I would bring to that role; and that he would effectively communicate this to potential employers. I trusted Josh’s competence and I was confident that he would secure me a teaching position. Indeed, he did. Accordingly, Josh was prompt in confirming my subsequent interview and providing the necessary information I needed to prepare. Most importantly, he checked in on how my preparation was progressing, and called the day before to wish me good luck. Once again, I thank you Josh! and I thank you Hourglass! I would most definitely recommend Hourglass Education to any teacher - experienced or newly qualified.
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