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School testimonials

Take a look at what our schools have to say about our service.
We think it tells you everything you need to know.

Working for Connex was an excellent experience. The company is very professional with plenty of work to offer. My consultant Rachel Urwin was outstanding with her communication skills and worked to the best of her ability to ensure the assignments delegated would be suitable always with the consideration of location and travel. I always felt that I could discuss anything regarding work with Rachel as her professional manner is exceptional.

K. Horton

Working with Connex definitely has its benefits. We have a close-knit team who strive to achieve success in the business, which I think brings us closer as a company. We work hard as a team to make Connex work. We are a driven company with huge ambition and that is what working with Connex is all about.

Ellie, Finance Assistant, Head Office

I have been with Connex since 2004 and during this time I have gone from Recruitment Consultant to now successfully running my own branch. Connex is not your average agency and we like to do things differently which make us stand out from the competition. The financial benefits are fantastic and the changes to our record breaking holiday entitlement are a huge hit! We all have a strong work ethic but equally we embrace Friday beers and of course pizza! The incentives are great, but the best part of working at Connex is the staff who are all out to get the best for themselves but equally for their teams which is a rare thing in the recruitment world!

Alex, Branch Manager, Warrington and Cheshire branch

I met Jenny in 2019 when I was searching for a job at schools It was the darkest time of my life as I was recovering after the sudden death of my husband. In Jenny, I have met not only an extremely efficient professional but also the kindest person who helped me enormously during those difficult times. Jenny was always asking me what I wanted and what suited me; the schools she was assigning me to had very friendly teams, and I was always feeling included even though for some schools it was only one day of work. It was very much to Jenny that I had found my professional confidence again and am now happily working at the primary school full time

Liliya, EYP

I have been at Connex Education for almost 6 years and it is the best place I have ever worked. The key ingredient to Connex is its people, from top to bottom everyone is enthusiastic, friendly and approachable meaning everyone enjoys coming to work. We are an extremely skilled and competent group of professionals who put our candidates and clients first. The company also rewards its own employees with various incentives and we also try and give as much back to our clients and teachers so people enjoy working with us and for us.

Chris, Branch Manager, East Midlands branch

Connex Education has provided supply cover to several schools I have worked in for the past 10 years and I have always found their staff friendly and polite.

Craig has always been enthusiastic about finding the right Teacher or T.A. to fit our setting and the cost of supply at Connex Education is very reasonable compared to other Supply Agencies.  I am very happy with their service and they will continue to be our number one Supply Agency.

V. Smith, Office Manager

I have worked with Connex (Warrington) for over 2 years now. I love it! I have had regular placements including short and long term, and never have any problems! I speak to Natasha regularly – she is always checking up to make sure things are going well and I’m happy! Couldn’t ask for a better consultant!

Samantha, Teaching assistant, Halton

I joined Connex Education in August 2014 as a resource consultant to work along side the consultant on the Teaching Assistant desk. In September 2015 I was given the opportunity to become a recruitment consultant for the Cheshire East and Cheshire West desk. Within both roles I have always felt a very valued member of the team and I have enjoyed every single minute of both roles. The office is very fun, friendly with a great work ethic and I have always received excellent support within the Warrington office and across all offices within the Company. It’s a pleasure to work for Connex and makes getting out of the bed for work in the morning very easy.

Vicki, Development Manager, Warrington and Cheshire branch

Connex have been providing crèche workers for us for around a year now, they are very professional in their approach and always reliable, even when we have needed crèche staff at short notice. We hold regular events where local families are invited to attend with their young children and Connex make it easy for us to arrange crèche workers to be present with their efficient electronic booking, payment and confirmation system. Richard is our consultant, it is great to have a consistent contact and we are really happy with the service provided. The quality of crèche staff which connex provide is very high and families always give great feedback. We would recommend Connex as a crèche staff agency for anyone looking for crèche on a regular or ad hoc basis.

Sam, Programme Development Officer, London

I have been to first aid training before and felt overwhelmed with the amount of information which didn’t really enhance my confidence in stepping forward to administer first aid.

However, after Saturday’s training. I felt completely comfortable in walking out the door knowing that if I had to carry out CPR or deal with a choking child I could step up and do it.

Both Frazer and Pete were really informal in their approach, I felt relaxed and asked many questions – something that I normally hold back on! The session mixed practical and theory and the balance was just right!

Overall, I really enjoyed the training and did express an interest in further courses such as intro to early years and basic food hygiene!

Faye H

Connex has been excellent in obtaining day to day supply work in a variety of schools with whom it is clear they have a good relationship. I have dealt mainly with Luke at the Warrington office who has been great at organising things and provides clear and accurate information whilst being personable and approachable. Many thanks!

Christopher Blackmore, Qualified Teacher

Having worked with Jenny since April 2018, I can honestly say it has been an exciting journey. At the start, I was very nervous getting into supply, after working in one school for several years, but Jenny Kitson was amazing in supporting me. She listened very carefully, provided work that suited me and made my transition really easy, coming from one school to working in many different schools.
I have always had work and never felt like I don’t get enough work. I truly believe Jenny and the whole team really listen; welcome you as a part of the team and respect each and every individual’s needs. I’m so grateful to the moment I joined them and highly recommend it to all those, like myself who may feel supply will be hard, but with Jenny and her team, it really isn’t. Their loyalty and professionalism are extraordinary. They are my number one agency!

Primary teacher

I started with Connex as a trainee recruitment consultant in 2015 and what a first year it has been! The support from management and the team is incredible, success is truly celebrated. Working for Connex is not just a job, it is a very rewarding career that motivates you to be the best at what you do. The extremely generous commission structure is also backed up with ongoing training, including NVQ courses and a whole treasure chest of incentives.

Natasha, Development Manager, Warrington and Cheshire branch

For the short time, I worked for Connex education the work was plentiful I was contacted by email or mobile with my consignment and was always placed as first call for work. Rachel Urwin was my point of call and I found her to be polite and professional at all times I would have no hesitation in advertising Connex to friends and colleagues
Karen B.

Karen B

I have worked with Connex Education for around 7 months and it has been a really enjoyable experience.  It took no time at all to register with them compared to other agencies and I have had regular work with them from the word go. Again, compared to other agencies they keep in regular contact with me even if its just to check up on how things are going with things such as job applications or interviews. They are always happy to help even at 7.30 in the morning. I have certainly felt more relaxed as I am an NQT just starting out on my teaching career. I can honestly say I would really recommend them to anybody starting out as a supply teacher as working supply can be very stressful experience without the right agency.

James, Manchester

I joined Connex Education Partnership after over a year away from teaching and since then, Jenny has really helped restore my love of teaching again. I have never felt the job satisfaction that I feel in my role as a supply teacher, and Jenny has massively contributed to this. She is always honest and quick to pass on feedback and is always very encouraging and empathic, and this mixed with her professionalism has made me feel like a highly valued member of the team.

Lucy, Primary teacher

I started with Connex as a trainee recruitment consultant in 2015 and what a first year it has been! The support from management and the team is incredible, success is truly celebrated. Working for Connex is not just a job, it is a very rewarding career that motivates you to be the best at what you do. The extremely generous commission structure is also backed up with ongoing training, including NVQ courses and a whole treasure chest of incentives.

Jonny, Development Manager, East Midlands branch

I have been with Connex since October 2015, and was made to feel welcome from day one. It’s a friendly and lively place to work, where everyone works hard and helps each other out. I have been offered continuous training and support from my manager and colleagues throughout the company. Coming to work at Connex was the best decision I have ever made and I haven’t looked back once.

Danielle, Resource Consultant, Warrington and Cheshire branch

I have tried a few agencies and Connex were honestly the absolute best. They didn’t question my availability or try to force anything on me that I didn’t want to do, and they consistently kept me in work. All staff that I worked with were realistic, personable and friendly, and they always gave me feedback, particularly Jane, Jonny and Craig from the Nottingham branch. They have excellent relationships with the schools that they work with, so you are made to feel as part of a team. Their rates of pay are also better than the norm. I would highly recommend Connex for either short term or long term work. If I ever needed to work via an agency again I would always go to Connex first! I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Rochelle, Teaching assistant, Derby

It was brilliant! Really well run… been on courses in the past that overloaded you with info… they got the balance right! Thanks, Connex!

Fiona G.

We invited agencies to put forward candidates who may be suitable for a maternity cover post working within our children’s centres. Richard Ferguson at Connex put forward a strong and experienced applicant who we were very happy to appoint. Timesheet and invoice systems were straightforward and Richard was on hand to offer any support needed throughout the placement. I would feel confident in using this friendly and professional service again in the future.

Helen, Deputy Manager, Rosendale

I signed up with Connex when I first moved to London and was looking for work. Years later, managing a busy play service and needing staff at short notice, I remembered how thorough Richard was with reference checks and vetting procedures. Safeguarding is high on my agenda and I am always confident in Connex’s procedures. The staff are always brilliant too!

Elen, Manager, London

I have only recently joined the Connex team, however I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far! I love the friendly office atmosphere and all the supportive, hardworking staff who work here. I feel the company values are very important, Connex values safeguarding children so highly, that our compliance standards are the best I have ever come across. The role itself is varied and challenging, with great incentive schemes to keep you motivated. My skills and abilities have developed vastly since joining Connex, and feel this will always continue, due to the care and attention Connex puts in to developing their staff.

Shannon, Resource Consultant, East Midlands branch

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Jen, who has been supportive, helpful, professional and most importantly providing quality professions, even at short notice! I have always received first-class staff. Jen understands and knows exactly my expectations and the needs of the school. I’m extremely satisfied with the friendly, efficient and personal service.

PA to Headteacher, Bradford

I would like to take this opportunity to share my views with you on the services Connex Education provides for our school. We have used your services for both supply teaching and support staff over the last few years, and during this time, the service we have received has been excellent. Luke has worked hard to get to know the individual needs of our school which has enabled him to provide consistently good quality provision to meet our requirements. Many of the staff he provides return on a regular basis, not only providing consistency for our pupils, but also allowing us to establish good working relationships with the agency supply staff working with us. The Connex Key Club, which has recently been introduced, is also an added bonus. It provides additional benefits for the school with no added costs. I would like to thank all at Connex for their support and hope for a continued successful partnership going forward with our school.

Laraine, School Business Manager, Wigan

I met Jenny during quite a difficult time during my career. I was looking to get into supply so I could go and experience different school were vibrant and where I could learn now things and meet new people. Jenny understood that completely.
She has been an absolutely superstar in finding schools that I am well suited too. I feel I can call her up and discuss any worries or concerns.
The best thing about Jenny is that she shares your triumphs. Good feedback from schools is always shared and she is excellent at boosting your confidence and helping you be the best teacher you can be.
I can’t thank Jenny enough for restoring my faith in myself.

Summer, Teacher

I enjoyed attending the first aid training yesterday and I would definitely recommend the course to other candidates. The practical side was the most enjoyable and interesting part. We practised CPR on the dummies and learnt how to put a casualty into the recovery position.

Philip C.

I really enjoyed the course, it was relaxed but serious and I have definitely learnt a lot from Pete. It was also nice to meet the other Connex ladies and gentlemen and get to know them. Thank you for letting me onto the course

Sarah W.

I joined Connex Education (London) in February 2016. My consultant Richard is so friendly, supportive, understanding and is very polite on the phone. He communicates with us very well, which encourages us to work in different places. Richard and Fatmata are really helping people. Thanks Connex Education for what you’ve done so far and thank you so much to Richard for getting me work in good places.

Afnan, Nursery nurse, London

Beyond supportive. All staff at Warrington go above and beyond. Absolute champions.

Gary, Qualified teacher, Warrington

The course was excellent. The tutors were very professional with a relaxed approach which I  think promoted an environment that enabled a good lasting understanding of first aid that I would definitely feel competent in using if ever I was in a situation that required life-saving techniques. I would definitely recommend. Big thanks for everything.

Katherine H.

We have worked with Connex Education for a number of years as they always provide high quality supply staff, many of which we have wanted to keep! We have found that no matter what the day or hour, the excellent customer service is always there. Our dedicated consultant knows and understands our school and we feel that our requirements and feedback is valued. We would highly recommend Connex Education.

Joanne, Business Manager, Nottingham

I have just recently had my interview with Danielle, I was very nervous and she made me feel so welcoming. She went through everything with me and I can’t wait now to start the next chapter of my life. If I where to tell anyone who i new was looking to start with an agency I would point them into Danielle’s direction. Thank you Danielle!

Stephanie, Teaching Assistant, St Helens

Jemma Collins who works at Connex Education helped me to have the confidence to try something new and completely out of my comfort zone. I worked for 14 years as a HLTA in a main stream primary school and was offered a chance to work in a secondary special needs school. Jemma told the school that I was the perfect candidate for what they needed, but she obviously knew me better than I knew myself. Well to cut a long story short, I went for 1 days supply and was asked to come back the following week for a week. At the end of that week I was asked could I stay in till July. After 4 months of supply and learning a completely different role to what i was used to, I went for an interview at the same school and was given a permanent position. All because of Jemma Collins insisting I gave this new venture a try, so am finally doing a job that I completely love and never once thought that SEN would be my calling. Thank you Jemma for helping me on my new venture.

Tasha Cooney, Merseyside

I’ve been with Connex since April 2017 . It’s been my first experience working with an agency and they have made it a very easy, enjoyable experience. I love the flexibility of working when I want, with no added pressure from Connex to do more or less. The staff are very approachable, and they make you feel at ease with any situation you are in. I’ve recently been re-employed, and sadly will be leaving Connex but if I ever wanted to go back to agency work then I would choose Connex again.

Zoe, Manchester

We have been using Connex Education for several years.  Their service is second to none.  It is lovely to be able to speak to the same consultant each time we call and we have developed a great relationship with Rachel.  She is always prompt to respond to our needs and our personal preference for staff whenever possible.  The calibre of staff from Connex is always excellent and Rachel always asks for feedback when sending somebody new.  Rachel took the time to visit us in person, which was not only lovely for us, enabling us to put a face to a name, but also gave Rachel an idea of how we operate.  An email response, confirming details of staff is always prompt enabling us to check and maintain identity and DBS clearance for our records. I would not hesitate in recommending Connex, who provide a professional service with a personal touch, to any local nursery or school.

Nicky, Manager, Liverpool

The staff at the Birmingham branch are very friendly and helpful. Amy especially has been very proactive in getting me work to suit my preferences.

Sarah, Qualified teacher, Birmingham

Since beginning my career as a trainee recruitment consultant at Connex education a year ago I have gone from strength to strength and am currently completing our team leader training. Connex have offered great support in progressing my career and are now even providing the opportunity to gain various qualifications in recruitment and management. We always get out what we put in which makes us strive for the best – not to mention the great rewards and incentives. This isn’t a job, it’s a career that provides me everything I need to reach my full potential and be successful.

Amy, Development Manager, West Midlands branch
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