Our recruitment

We’ve spent the past 10 years finding excellent teachers and supply staff for our client schools.

We’re known for the success of our global talent pool – and the knowledge and expertise which supports each overseas teacher as they relocate to the UK.

Hourglass is one of
specialist recruitment brands that make up Pertemps Professional Recruitment - PPR

We connect high-calibre public sector professionals with employers who create a positive and safe environment for adults and children.

that we live and work by

We are experts in education recruitment. By truly understanding our candidates and clients, locally and globally, we promise to help teachers and their schools achieve a lasting impact. Our values underpin our skills, behaviours and way of doing business.

Pertemps Professional Recruitment Group PPR Hourglass values values-led business, expert


Our knowledge and ambition is what drives us forward. As sector specialists, we’re determined to share our expertise with both our clients and candidates.

Pertemps Professional Recruitment Group PPR Hourglass values values-led business, passionate about people

Passionate about people

We will always act in the best interest of our clients, candidates and each other. We stand by our commitments, we keep our promises and treat everyone with respect.

Pertemps Professional Recruitment Group PPR Hourglass values values-led business, integrity


We believe that our words, actions and convictions are at the heart of our approach, but carrying them out with integrity is everything.

Hourglass' specialist education recruitment consultants

Hourglass is born

Hourglass’ handpicked team of experienced recruitment consultants establishes itself in the UK education recruitment market.



Hourglass' specialist education recruitment consultants work with UK schools

Ground-breaking recruitment

James Letven plays a lead role in a ground-breaking recruitment event in Kingston, Jamaica. 41 of those teachers extended their contracts after an initial two year term. In 2021, more than 30 of them are still employed at the trust – and some are leading academies of their own.


Hourglass' overseas education recruitment specialists find globally trained teachers for UK schools

Frequent flyers

Hourglass is now renowned for its tailor-made overseas recruitment trips.

2017 marked the start of a hugely successful relationship with a large multi-academy trust. Since then, we have continued to work in partnership with them and other UK clients to source the high calibre teachers they need - many from overseas.


Hourglass joins Pertemps Professional Recruitment Group, PPR

Hourglass joins PPR

In 2019, Hourglass teamed up with Pertemps Professional Recruitment. This is a great fit as we share an ambitious approach to recruitment, a passion for working with people, and operating with honesty and integrity.


Andrew Anastasiou, Managing Director, Pertemps Professional Group, Hourglass wins Business Leader of the Year

Award winning leadership

It’s fair to say Andrew Anastasiou’s business plan is consistently ambitious!

Having established Pertemps Professional Recruitment in December 2016, he has overseen its dramatic growth and radical brand development, and Hourglass is delighted to play its part in that.

Andrew’s leadership skills were recognised in 2021 when he won 'Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year' in the prestigious Recruiter Awards.


Pertemps Professional Recruitment Group PPR's office in Sydney, Australia

Taking off down under

October 2022 was a big month for Hourglass as we launched our new enterprise on York Street in Sydney, Australia. 

Although Hourglass is a hugely experienced international recruitment firm, this moves gives its consultants, and their colleagues throughout the Pertemps Professional Group, a physical presence in a new continent.