Supply Teacher (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 6 November 2018
December 2018 Since moving their service to a first come, first served online app the amount and type of work that has been offered is very poor indeed. The consultants seen to think the scope of their work now consists of posting a job on the app and seeing who gets in first. No thought to matching candidates to schools. Makes me wonder what the consultants are being paid for. Avoid and try other non app based agencies.
Professional company but more interested in money than children.
They introduced a new system like Uber cab drivers where a job comes up and the first person to click gets the work. And they have a bank of people waiting so by the time you've opened the app the job has gone. You have no time to think about the school, travelling time or whether you want to take the job.
Which means you only get schools that request you or that nobody wants... or late jobs where all the supply teachers have been taken.
There is no loyalty for experience and schools often complain about the quality of supply teachers they have been getting.
Last year they shipped over a load of NQT's from Canada and none of the regular teachers had any work for two months. Many, who had been working with them for years, had to give up or join other agencies. So there is no loyalty for experience.
This means that is now insecure on a weekly basis and could stop at any time.
Flexible/acceptable daily rate.
No reward for experience/job insecurity/casualisation of professional work.
Randstad is an exceptional company to work for and I am proud to call them my employer. I would reccomend this job to anyone looking to work with or around children, my consultant is Heather and although I haven’t worked for the company long I feel that she is friendly, approachable and supportive and that she encourages and helps me build my skills, knowledge and experience in this sector.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Hertfordshire – 4 June 2018
Very easy to sign up to the agency, and staff were always friendly when communicating. However work was often sporadic in frequency, job roles and location and there was pressure to take permanent roles at schools.