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Are you a supply teacher, teaching assistant or residenital support worker looking for some help and advice? If so, you are the right place. Our blogs offer tips and tricks along with day in the life case studies from real supply teachers, NQTs and cover supervisors. They also give you an insight into what working for Smile is like, the ways which we support local communities and charities and the training and events that we offer. 

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19-11-2020 - - 0 comments
What our team learned from safer recruitment training

Katy our MD, who is safer recruitment trained, run a training session recently to ensure that our new recruits were up to speed. Here is what they had they learnt during their training, how the impact it has had on their work and why they believe safer recruitment training is important for all those recruiting in the education sector.

19-10-2020 - - 0 comments
Beth becomes a first aider

Up-skilling is something that we really believe in and we are always looking for new ways to support our team with their personal development. But it’s not all recruitment-based learning. Beth, part of our candidate team, had the chance earlier this year to gain a first aid qualification and became one of our nominated workplace first aiders - more on this (from Beth’s point of view) in a click.

19-10-2020 - - 0 comments
Olivia becomes a mental health first aider

It’s important to us that our team continue learning and developing during their time with us. While we offer lots of training through recruitment networks like the TRN, we also give our team the opportunity to develop their persona skills too. Olivia, our secondary team leader, recently attended a training course and became a mental health first aider so she could better support her team.

16-10-2020 - - 0 comments
Staying 'Match Fit' During Lockdown

How Vicky, part of our candidate care team, used her time in lockdown wisely.

07-10-2020 - - 0 comments
Nasriin's First Year at Smile

Nasriin joined us a year ago. Learn more about her experience working at Smile. 

30-09-2020 - - 0 comments
Starting a new job during a pandemic

Georgia, our lovely compliance administrator, talks about her journey with Smile so far and what it was like starting a new job just as the pandemic hit.

12-05-2020 - - 0 comments
National Smile month. 100 things that make us happy!

Its our month! National Smile month that is, here we tell you 100 things that make us smile, our favourite things are much needed in these challenging times.

14-02-2020 - - 0 comments
10 reasons we love working in education recruitment

Valentine’s Day has us feeling all warm and fuzzy and got us thinking about the many reasons why we love working in education recruitment (nothing to do with it being half-term tomorrow, of course). Anyway, these are the 10 reasons that we love working in education recruitment.

06-02-2020 - - 0 comments
It's Time to Talk about mental health

To show our commitment to mental health we took part in Time to Talk Day.

28-01-2020 - - 0 comments
Why we love working in Cannock

We recently opened up our new, second office in Cannock and while we’ll always love working in Birmingham, Cannock does hold a special place in our hearts. Here are the reasons why we love working in Cannock.

23-01-2020 - - 0 comments
Our Favourite Books

The team shared their favourite books from now and back then in honour of National Reading Day.

16-01-2020 - - 0 comments
Why we love workng in Birmingham

Our head office is based in Birmingham city centre and has been for over 10 years now. As such we’ve really grown to love the place and all it has to offer. These are the 10 reasons why…

13-01-2020 - - 0 comments
Our Annual Team Holiday

Everyone loves a holiday, right? How about an all-expenses-paid holiday? Well, as an employee of Smile Education that’s exactly what you can expect. 

17-12-2019 - - 0 comments
Priya's internship with Smile

Priya, a graduate from De Montfort University, talks about what she learnt from her internship with Smile.

06-12-2019 - - 0 comments
Christmas Jumper Day at Smile

‘Tis the season for Christmas jumper wearing and today we donned our festive knits to help raise money for St. Mary’s Hospice Birmingham.

02-12-2019 - - 0 comments
It is beginning to look at lot like Christmas

It's all getting very festive in the Smile office and starting to look and feel like Christmas.

12-09-2019 - - 0 comments
Welcome to the team Laura - our new Director of Leadership

We'd like to give a very warm welcome to Laura, who recently joined us as our Director of Leadership. The role will see Laura work alongside our school supply team and place headteachers and other school leaders in roles across the Midlands.

12-08-2019 - - 0 comments
Conor's Smile Story

The team at Smile is made up of consultants and compliance admins. While our consultants work hard to find you work, it’s our compliance admins who make sure that you are able to work. Get to know Conor, our Senior Compliance Administrator, a little better and find out what his day is like.

12-08-2019 - - 0 comments
Rep-to-Rec - Emma's Story

Emma, our Director, previously worked abroad as a holiday rep before joining Smile. This is her story and why she thinks that those who have repped make great recruitment consultants. 

12-08-2019 - - 0 comments
What values does a recruitment agency really have?

Recruitment companies often have a bad reputation but not all of them deserve it. Katy, MD of Smile, talks about the values which Smile has that makes Smile different than the rest.

12-08-2019 - - 0 comments
Smile Signs The Time To Change Pledge

We recently signed the Time to Change to show our commitment to mental health in the workplace.

 

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