Hourglass Education

9.7 out of 10
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9.7

Overall Rating

9.7 out of 10
based on 94 Ratings

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9.8

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9.7

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9.4

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9.8

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Overall Service

9.8

10.0 out of 10 Sam · Reviewed on
I would highly recommend Hourglass to any teacher looking for work. After signing up with various agencies I found Hourglass to be the most friendly and efficient. They really considered the kind of work I was looking for and did not pressure me in any way like other agencies have done so, they really do take the time to know you and build a professional relationship. My consultant Dan was absolutely brilliant in finding me jobs and interviews helping through the whole process. In the end I managed to secure a wonderful permanent job which I couldn't be more happier about and Dan still checks in with me which really shows what a wonderful agency Hourglass truly is.
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10.0 out of 10 Ebony Martin · Reviewed on
After leaving my previous teaching post I wanted to be more particular with my next role and school in education. After a few months of looking at many vacancies and meeting with various teaching agencies I found no potential role that challenged my current skills and abilities. I then received a phone call from Allison Tempest, she was friendly, easy to talk to and understood the structure of education and my experience and strengths from my C.V. I registered with Hourglass very quick and easy and didn’t have to go through the rigmarole of going to their office, filling in lots of paperwork and other mind numbing processes of registering with an agency. Within a few days, Allison contacted me regarding a Head of Department vacancy in a school close to my home. A few days later Allison had set up an interview, supplied me with a interview schedule and all the information I required to teach a lesson as part of the interview process. My interview was a success and I got the job as Head of Department, Allison negotiated a great salary for me at a great school, Thank you to Allison and the team at Hourglass!! I highly recommend Hourglass to anyone looking for a real career in education.
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10.0 out of 10 Deshanna Simpson · Reviewed on
The service offered by Hourglass education was superb. The staff are very warm and friendly. Throughout the recruitment process I felt homely and secure. I knew that my future was in good hands. I was given the assurance that all will be well and so I felt comfortable with the service provided by Hourglass Education. Also the recruitment process is very detailed and accurate. Finally, hourglass provided adequate guidance every step of the way. I am confident in the service provided and I would recommend this service to any new aspiring teacher. Your future will be safe and secure.
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10.0 out of 10 Caroline · Reviewed on
“I found Hourglass extremely professional and caring. Dan, Claire, Allison and Matt dealt with me and they would give me all the necessary information. l had lost hope in finding a school which would sponsor me, but thanks to Hourglass l have signed my contract and start my new job on the 1st of September. Also, they were always friendly, kind and supportive; responded promptly to my queries as well. I really appreciate the help and support Hourglass Education provided. Thank you very much Hourglass team , you are the best. Caroline
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10.0 out of 10 Larel Richards · Reviewed on
Taking that bold step to teach into a new country can be daunting, especially when you do not know anyone in that country. Such was my concern as an overseas teacher until I met the Hourglass team. From my initial contact with Hourglass through to being approved by the directors and later being offered a job at a school, I was utterly impressed with the entire process and progress. My consultant Allison, was extremely professional, and showed tremendous interest in helping me to secure a job placement. She explained to me all the relevant information that was required and kept me up-to-date on what was happening along with the next steps to be taken. Meeting the directors, Geoff and Louise in Jamaica was a wonderful experience. They were extremely courteous, approachable and informative. They have a wealth of experience recruiting overseas teachers. This was evident by the way in which they explained and answered all my questions and concerns, sometimes even before I asked them. Their level of interest and expertize in recruiting, placing and relocating overseas teachers allowed me to feel confident and secure in my move to the United Kingdom. If you are looking to teach overseas and you want a team that will be there to help you every step of the way, look no further than the Hourglass team.
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10.0 out of 10 Trudy-Ann Cheverria · Reviewed on
I am Trudy-Ann Cheverria, a Jamaican teacher of English. Hourglass is the best recruitment company in the world. When I first sent my application I doubted that I'd ever hear from them, I wondered if I was wasting time. The very opposite happened and since the day my consultant Allison (The best consultant without a doubt) contacted me my life changed. Hourglass guides you through the entire process of applying and securing a job in the UK, they made it so easy. If for any reason I was uncertain about anything, I could email or call and the consultants would assist almost instantaneously. Hourglass gives clear, detailed information as it regards the application process, you are never unsure as it is clearly stated and explained thoroughly. My dream is to impart knowledge and touch the lives of as many children as possible and hourglass made this dream a reality. I give them five stars for all the help I received throughout application and now having a job in the UK. Trudy-Ann
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10.0 out of 10 Emily · Reviewed on
I was initially contacted by Hourglass when they found my email on an education website in Ontario, Canada. Of all the numerous agencies that had been contacting me and sending me information, I had a really good feeling about Hourglass. From my first contact with them end of June 2014, I felt really happy with them. I have worked 2 long term contracts that I got through them, and when I found out my second was not going to be extended, Ros and Helen were great and started to get my profile out straight away. The next day, another consultant contacted me with a potential school, and an interview has been set up- less than a day after my profile being sent out. If any friends of mine back home want a recommendation for who to go with over here, I will definitely recommend Hourglass!
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10.0 out of 10 David W · Reviewed on
I was introduced to hourglass in June of this year and I was very skeptic. After the first professional phone call I was overwhelm by the speed and care the team had shown to brought me to this point. The worked like a friend, making you feel like a family to a point where I completely put my trust in them. There is so much to testify about the hourglass team that I will just leave it to an individual to gain his or her own experience. Therefore, I would recommend hourglass to any teacher who want to be sure of a job and to be with a professional group that will ensure a smooth transition.
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10.0 out of 10 Grzegorz · Reviewed on
My cooperation with Hourglass Education Recruitment Agency was an extremely positive experience. They were professional and dedicated from the very beginning. I always felt that they were ready to go the extra mile to ensure my success. They went above and beyond (or even further to infinity ;) to help me during the application process. I recommend Hourglass with all my heart.
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10.0 out of 10 Steve Flannery · Reviewed on
I have always found Hourglass Education to be a highly professional and helpful teaching agency, which actively seeks to ensure that there is a good match between the requirements of schools and teachers. The agency is very proactive in placing teachers in suitable roles and my own personal experience has always been very positive. I have no hesitation in recommending Hourglass Education, to both schools and teachers Steve
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10.0 out of 10 Helen · Reviewed on
I found Hourglass to be incredibly supportive throughout the process of applying for work. I felt that Allison had taken my experience and preferences into serious consideration in order to find the best vacancies for me, and was approachable and prompt throughout the process. Compared to other agencies I worked with, Hourglass was by far the most considerate and effective. I would particularly recommend them to others looking for their first teaching placement - I was reassured and felt confident through the application and interview, and am very pleased with my contract. Thank you!
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9.0 out of 10 Sukhi · Reviewed on
Excellent agency. They were with me every step of the way, they supported me fully throughout the whole process. Nick was fantastic and fully informative. He was always ready to answer any of my questions regardless of however many times I rang. I've now started a permanent contract at a school that I was recommended by Hourglass. Excellent experience, I would highly recommend this agency to anyone looking to join.
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9.7 out of 10 D Lucas · Reviewed on
Allison from Hourglass approached me in September regarding potential teaching work. Many agencies make contact with me but Hourglass stood out as being different. I briefed Allison on my employment needs and within half an hour she came back to me with a job offer in the school I wanted with a significant salary increase. I was impressed. The verification process was fairly convenient and included a CRB check at no additional cost. I feel valued and confident that this agency are working for my best interests.
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9.0 out of 10 Dawn Hughes · Reviewed on
Fantastic service, phoned them one afternoon and had four long term contract interviews lined up by the next day! Staff really helpful and proactive. I can't rate the service highly enough! Sophie listened to what I wanted and only put me forward to those schools that matched my brief.
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9.7 out of 10 D. Ferrer · Reviewed on
I put my CV online on a job website around 10pm one night, at 7:58am the next morning this agency rang me to offer me a range of opportunities. I referred my friend to them and they secured her a job within a week. Myself, once I decided to join them, they also secured me a role at an outstanding school within the week. The Tempest sisters were my recruiting contacts and they have been warm, friendly, professional, efficient and genuinely interested in making good matches between teacher and school requirements. They recognise the demands of teaching and empathise wisely enough to find appropriate placements while making one fully aware of the options available.
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10.0 out of 10 Stephen · Reviewed on
I was fortunate to have contacted Hourglass Education when I required a flexible working arrangement and they were immediately able to put me forward for a position in an Ofsted good rated school, although clearly an outstanding school in many ways. The school took me on and it proved to be an extremely positive experience. Hourglass education recruitment agency has provided the essential contacts and support enabling me to perform my job well. Thank you. Stephen.
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10.0 out of 10 David T · Reviewed on
As an international teacher, moving countries can be a very exhausting, expensive and a very scary matter. Often recruitment agents can be less than professional and leave you stranded when you are in hot water. From the very first time when I was called (Hourglass called at a precise time and used the phone - no cheap Skype calls) I knew I could depend on them. Their attention to detail and caring about the well-being of the teacher made trust them. Over the period of time from the interview till I relocated and got my contract I have always been able to call Hourglass and speak to somebody and they would immediately resolve matters. Not only have they resolved matters with the school but also with an estate agent! I can honestly say that I have spoken to tens of recruitment agents/companies over the last 8 years and I would not move countries with an agent that I could not depend on! Not only did they get a job for me, but they got me a job in an outstanding school.
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10.0 out of 10 Aisling Geraghty · Reviewed on
" From my first contact with Hourglass, the ethics of the company were clear to me. I would recommend Hourglass Education to any teacher who wants an agency that puts the teacher first. They offer genuine back up, and with a married couple at the helm you really are made to feel like one of the family. I have been placed in the most amazing school who have a polite and positive ethos towards their teachers. I couldn't be happier. I can assure you that Hourglass Education are the best.” Aisling
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9.7 out of 10 Jack · Reviewed on
The people at Hourglass Education were extremely supportive and helpful throughout my experience with them. I was working in Southern Africa at the time, but with Hourglass Education, and in particular Allison, Claire and Jen, such a distance was no problem at all and they were very understanding and knowledgeable about overseas recruitment. Responses were always very prompt and everyone I spoke to at Hourglass was extremely good natured and happy to help.  And most importantly, they got me a great teaching position at an excellent school. I strongly recommend Hourglass Education, especially to teachers working abroad.
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10.0 out of 10 Kate Bozai · Reviewed on
Suddenly a friend informed me she recommended me to Hourglass.....at once I found myself with a very professional, helpful team and a couple days later I have got my long-term position in a lovely school ....How can I say? It was the wonder itself! Allison Tempest worked so quickly for me and she has just done what you are expecting from a professional agency. Thank you so much I could ever meet you, and I would highly recommend this fantastic team to any teacher who want to find a high-level qualified education agency.....Kate
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