PK Education has welcomed two new starters to the team, marking a year of epic growth for the supply teacher recruitment agency which was founded in Sheffield.
As part of the recent recruitment drive, 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.
Dan has worked in education recruitment for two and a half years; the first 18 months of which were spent in London.
He said: “PK has a great reputation in the market with both teachers and schools alike, and that’s no small feat within the education recruitment industry. I look forward to working with everybody at PK and am glad to be back working in the area.”
Jonathan Owen joins the team with a strong background in both commercial and education recruitment. Outside work he enjoys playing and watching football, particularly with his young son Harrison.
He said: “The level of professionalism demanded in education recruitment attracted me to both the sector and PK. It’s great to work for a company that upholds high standards and is respected by both education professionals and schools., I’m looking forward to getting more involved with the schools in the area.”
Established by Karl Housley and Paul Gallagher in 2005, PK Education now boasts seven offices in Newcastle, Wakefield, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester and Leeds.
Last year the company rebranded and made significant investment in its systems and processes in preparation for nationwide expansion in 2017 during which it made 16 appointments across the business and opened three new offices in Leicester, Wakefield and Manchester. PK’s recent rapid expansion follows increased demand from schools for high quality teachers and support staff with local knowledge and specialist skills.
New staff have been attracted by the company’s fresh approach to recruitment, which matches staff to schools based on their skills, experience and personality, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. PK’s approach to recruitment within a crowded industry is helping it attract quality teaching staff.
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.”
PK Education supplies teachers, cover supervisors and classroom assistants to primary secondary and SEN schools as well as alternative education providers including Pupil Referral Units and hospital schools.