Our Recruitment Process

The Recruitment Process

Teaching Talent are committed to safer practice in recruitment and think about safeguarding, child protection and promoting the welfare of children at every stage of our process.  We expect all our staff, teachers and volunteers to share this committment.


Teaching Talent are successful as we plan each step of the recruitment process.  We always try to remain clear about the mix of qualities, skills, experience & qualification a candidate needs possess in order to perform a job well.

Advertising & Sourcing

Teaching Talent advertise on a selection of job sites including local newspapers and daily publications in order to attract the best candidates.  We also receive a large amount of returned and referral candidates.

Applications received

A screening telephone interview will take place to determine the applicants suitability and details are sent via email to confirm registration and interview details

The Interview

Our consultants always meet our candidates face to face for registration. 

This is a mutual discussion where we will follow Dfes best practice guidelines on recruitment and selection in education settings.

This interview process involves recruiting candidates who have the skills, knowledge and aptitudes to work in education, and helps deter, reject or identify unsuitable people.

Documentation required for registration

Full documentation checks are completed during the interview and we strive to obtain original or certified copies of all required documentation.

  1. Passport + 1 other form of identification eg: birth certificate, drivers licence
  2. A clean, Enhanced DBS issued within a year and/or on the DBS update service. A new DBS check will be undertaken each year and if a staff member chooses not to renew this check, they will not be permitted to continue working for Teaching Talent 
  3. Right to work in the UK (for non EU nationals)
  4. Teaching Qualifications (NQTs will need to provide their transcripts or a letter from the university to confirm they have passed the course until their certificate is obtained)
  5. If an applicant is new to the UK, they must produce a certified police clearance from their last country of residence. They are cleared to work on this for six months from the issue date providing a DBS application is completed upon registration no later than three months after entry to the UK.
  6. Proof of Address in the UK
  7. A full registration form to verify information, emergency contacts etc
  8. Terms and Conditions relating to Code of Conduct, professional standards, hours of work etc
  9. Signed declarations include Child Protection Policy, Data Protection, Confidentiality agreement & equal opportunities statement

The applicants are then asked a series of questions relating to the individual's needs, expectations, classroom management techniques, areas of specific skills and aspirations in the education industry. This gives us further understanding on the types of schools suited to the teacher, whether on a supply or long term basis.

If you require further information about this process please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing info@teachingtalent.co.uk and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.