Recruiting from overseas | Hourglass Education

For more than 20 years, we have been sourcing, recruiting and successfully relocating high calibre, highly valued teachers who have been trained and gained experience overseas.

These teachers bring a rich and diverse life view which will enhance your students’ classroom experience and broaden horizons for the whole school community.

We help schools hunt out the very best overseas candidates, and support them through the immigration and relocation process. Our market-leading overseas team has the knowledge and expertise to deal with just about any situation any teacher from anywhere in the world is likely to face.

Whatever a school’s requirements, we are happy to introduce suitable overseas candidates and advise as to the best way to put them through their paces during a selection process.

Commission a bespoke overseas recruitment drive

You can commission a unique recruitment drive – either virtually, using video technology, or face-to-face in the host country. Either way, Hourglass will present you with an interview schedule made up of pre-vetted teachers, handpicked according to your own unique requirements.

Whether you decide to travel, or stay in the UK, these are extremely efficient, cost effective methods which allow schools and academies to conduct meaningful interviews and make swift, informed hiring decisions. Offers of employment can be made immediately, and our dedicated team will follow up, offering support with contracts, visa applications, relocation preparation, and taking full responsibility for security, identity and professional competence checks.

We have helped hundreds of teachers move their lives and build their careers in the UK – but we never fail to be impressed and gratified by the positive impact their talent, energy and dedication has in our client schools. Where it works best, hiring managers view recruiting from overseas not as a quick fix, but as part of their long-term resourcing strategy. We continue to offer support as they rise through the ranks, often progressing from the classroom to middle and senior leadership positions.

Find out more about the advantages of recruiting from overseas, and how Hourglass can help with your staffing requirements.