Tradewind Recruitment

6.8 out of 10
127 Ratings

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6.8

Overall Rating

6.8 out of 10
based on 127 Ratings

Amount of work

6.8

Rate of pay

6.7

Quality of schools

6.7

Personability

7.2

Honesty

6.9

Overall Service

6.9

8.9 out of 10 Jess · Reviewed on
Have been with Tradewind since August. Although signing up took me 7 weeks due to (obligatory) criminal history and reference checks, it was worth the wait. Staff is very welcoming, honest and everyone responses to queries the same day. I have been impressed with my consultants, as they are absolutely sincere about schools. Day to day work was only ok, since I sometimes would not find work for a week in September. Nevertheless, I got a permanent job through TWR the same month and am now looking forward to work with them as a NQT. In general: very happy.
Amount of work7
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
1.0 out of 10 Lauren · Reviewed on
I am canadian and I arrived in the UK 6 months ago. I decided to come to the UK as Tradewind was pretty much offering me plenty of work! Since the day I registered with them, they have never given me 1 single day of work! The consultants do not answer my emails and everytime I call the office someone says they are busy and they will call me later, NEVER HAPPENS! WORST AGENCY I have ever registered with!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.3 out of 10 Sofia · Reviewed on
I registered with them on August. The consultant told my for a permanent potsion for September. I called them on September and he didn't reply. After they emailed me for a place that is very far. The called for this and said that is near and I sent them again my cv. Nothing happened. 2 weeks before he called me and asked me for work when I told him that I am waiting an answer from another school that another agency sent me, he told me for a local school that he can sent me for an Interview. I said that I will call him when I will know, he called me the next day but I wasn't able to answer.Even supply they didn't offer me. I think is good company but may not have too much work.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability3
Honesty1
Overall Service1
4.6 out of 10 Midlands Supply Teacher · Reviewed on
Birmingham office was very professional service when registering. Wanted to promote my profile across the Midlands for long term work. However, did not get any work through Tradewind either for day-to-day or long term.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools5
Personability6
Honesty5
Overall Service5
1.0 out of 10 cisco · Reviewed on
Joined Tradewind (Manchester Office) in November 2012, it is now October 2013 and I have had no work from them. They are one big joke! They at first did not want to register me as I had no work references for the previous 2 years as I had been out of work due to illness. A complaint to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation about Tradewind soon sorted that out! (Tradewind tried to blame their decision on the Quality Mark) I contacted them during this summer saying I was available for work but within the past 10 days they say that I need to re-register but cannot as I have no work references within the past year. Not my fault I told them, you have not given me any work. The branch manager said that he could not risk re-registering me just in case I got placed and say there was a complaint made about me. You can imagine my response, what, so I would not act professionally, is that what you are saying?. He tried to blame this on the new REC Quality Mark! I am now meeting with my local Job Centre and MP to complain about Tradewind. I have also been told by ACAS to look into filing a civil law suit against Tradewind/Sanza.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 Murielle Fried · Reviewed on
THIS IS A WARNING TO ANY OVERSEAS TRAINED TEACHER THINKING OF REGISTERING WITH TRADEWIND (who really should rename themselves TRADERS ). Before leaving Melbourne I was promised by two of their agents that there would be plenty of supply work in London and that even if they could not secure me a long-term position, they could give me what they call : 7 WEEKS GUARANTEED PAY'. don't fall for it, IT IS A LIE ! THERE IS NO SUCH THING. I have been in London for more than a month now ( the most expensive city in the World)with no supply work at all. When I was in Australia, I would receive regular emails from tradewind agents to touch base with me , making sure my plans of moving to London were coming along. And ever since I have been here, it is as if I disappeared from their radar. They don't answer my emails. THAT THEY ARE DOING UNFAIR FALSE ADVERTISING JUST TO LURE AUSSIE TEACHERS TO COME TO THE UK SO THAT THEY CAN EXPAND THEIR DATABASE. I AM APPALED BY THEIR DISHONNESTY AND LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
8.6 out of 10 Susan · Reviewed on
Very happy with Tradewind. They were very supportive when I started supply teaching. Have given me as much work as I wanted despite only wanting to work in a very limited geographical area. They always return phone calls and reply to emails. (simple stuff but so many agencies don't manage it!) The one time they messed up a booking there was none of the usual messing around fudging excuses they were up front and honest about the mistake. Sanza their sister company isn't too bad either.
Amount of work7
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools8
Personability10
Honesty9
Overall Service9
9.9 out of 10 Chris · Reviewed on
Very friendly, welcoming, and honest staff.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.3 out of 10 Jaswinder · Reviewed on
Two years....no days work! Kinda says it all! Since I'm on a roll with twos heres my summary in as many words; TIME WASTERS!!! signed Music teacher
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools1
Personability2
Honesty1
Overall Service1
5.1 out of 10 Anonymus · Reviewed on
I worked for 6 months for Tradewind which did not give me much work but SANZA did 60% of the time when I called in the morning. But this is not enough to survive as there are long holidays in schools when there is absolutely no work/pay.
Amount of work4
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools5
Personability3
Honesty5
Overall Service5
9.7 out of 10 Sandy · Reviewed on
I joined Tradewind last year (2011) and couldn't be happier with the service that I have received. Right from the start of my time with Tradewind, my consultant (Duncan Wylie) has been an absolute star, he has been nothing but professional and has been booking me in for regular work in brilliant schools. I was able to have honest chats with Duncan about my school and year group preferences and he worked extremely hard to cater towards meeting these. I have had a really positive experience and will be working for Tradewind again in the future. 
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.7 out of 10 J · Reviewed on
I have been very impressed with Tradewind and the high standard of service and support they have offered. I've been on supply for the past three years with some awkward requirements eg only advance bookings, but despite this,I have always been offered plenty of work and had my considerations generously taken into account. My agents have always discussed schools and positions honestly, let me know if a school/class might be challenging and greeted me cheerfully, returning my calls promptly. I would recommend them highly! I would especially like to mention Duncan for his wonderful organisation and professionalism! He has liaised efficiently with schools on my behalf, worked for my best interests admirably and been a friendly and reliable support who returned my calls, dealt with me cheerfully and really listened to my concerns and queries. A very big thank you!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
3.7 out of 10 usha · Reviewed on
Same as SANZA: very friendly and personable people who keep calling you up with what seem good prospects of work that, ultimately, never quite materialise. Quite a common experience is to be phoned up about 'at least a weeks work', which over the course of the next couple of days gets whittled down to 'just a day' and then just disappears. This happened recently with exam invigilation, which although only £7 per hour, promised nearly a month of 5 day a week work. What actually materialised was the odd morning or afternoon, only paying for 2 hours, barely covering the cost of transport. Most annoying was the school concerned demanded a fresh CRB in advance, so I ended up £40 out of pocket.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools5
Personability10
Honesty3
Overall Service1
9.0 out of 10 anonymous · Reviewed on
I had a good experience working with this agency
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
1.0 out of 10 BT · Reviewed on
Tradewind is another agency that I used that is a joke!! You would think since they are partnered with another agency they could do a better job at assisting teachers. They advertise that you can claim back insane amounts of money once arriving in the UK - which was all lies and false advertisement. Please do not be fooled by this company and the lies they feed you.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 anonymous · Reviewed on
Having joined tradewind some time ago, i found them to be completely useless. I waited two months for a CRB which they forgot to send off claiming they had incorrect details barring in mind they had copies of all my details! I spent a lot of time going in circles with [name] ringing me for various things that she already had obtained from me. Would not recommend at all!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.7 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
I was never offered a single day's work from this crowd despite submitting all of the necessary documents and they had even secured my references. They make out that they have so much work available but the reality could not be further from the truth.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.4 out of 10 Joshua · Reviewed on
Tradweind was a fantastic agency to work for they were extremely professional and personable. I would highly recommend this agency to NQTS as well as experienced teachers.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty9
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Tom Smith · Reviewed on
Never had any problems getting work, very friendly staff, and generally they got work for me near to where I lived. Better than all other agency's worked for.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.4 out of 10 K · Reviewed on
My high rating is solely for Duncan who was friendly, reliable and very professional. I loved the long term school I ended up in, and I know they were impressed with him too. Other advisors (for Richmond area) failed to find me any work at all and were very unreliable at returning calls.
Amount of work7
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
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