Recruitment specialist PK Education has welcomed five new starters to the team, marking a year of epic growth for the supply teacher recruitment agency.
As part of the recent recruitment drive, staff have been appointed in positions across three of their seven offices. Dan Holmes from Chesterfield and Jonathan Owen from Sheffield have been appointed as consultants at PK Education’s Sheffield office, which is based on Vicar Lane in the city centre, where the company was founded in 2005.
Dan has worked in education recruitment for two and a half years, the first 18 months of which were spent in London, while Jonathan joins the team with a strong background in both commercial and education recruitment.
Emma Smith and Jordan Hartley have been appointed as consultants at PK Education’s Birmingham office, which is based on Granville Street, in the city centre.
Emma joins as a senior recruitment consultant after having stepped away from education recruitment but finding that she missed the fulfilment of the sector.
Emma explained: “Education recruitment is so rewarding. Seeing both the candidates and the clients happy when a role has been filled by the perfect candidate, it’s incredibly fulfilling. PK’s ethos and culture is exactly how it’s portrayed, and the intelligent matching system is something I really advocate. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.”
Jordan joins the team as an education consultant. He has a background in recruitment, having worked in education recruitment and other recruitment sectors previously. He also plays football semi-professionally, as well as having a young son.
Jordan commented: “I’ve been in recruitment for a number of years, but after having Kyrie, my son, I had the belief that children are our future completely reinforced, and knew I wanted to be in education recruitment again.”
With over 12 years of education recruitment experience, Neil Waddington joins the Wakefield office as a business development manager but will be heading up the effort to create a PK Education presence in Leeds.
Commenting on the company’s growth, Lee Carpenter, Director of PK Education, said: “We’re proud to be attracting and retaining the very best recruitment consultants to help us service our growing national client base. It’s an exciting time for the business and we are growing rapidly as schools and teachers recognise we take a different approach to recruitment which sets us apart in the industry both locally and nationally. We put huge emphasis on intelligently matching our clients and candidates and do the same when filling our own roles. We’ve brought some brilliant people on board in 2017 and there are more to come in 2018.”