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London, England
501 to 1000 employees
2002
Non-profit Organisation
Education Training Service
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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    Current Employee - Recruitment in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Birmingham, England
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    I have been working at Teach First full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Fantastic training where you gain so much insightful information about the programme so you are fully equipped when speaking to candidates
    -Very friendly working culture where everyone is always willing to help and give guidance
    -Seems to be lots of opportunities to move internally across the business giving lots of variety should you want a long term career with TF
    -As good as work can get, you will not find a more rewarding/flexible job that appreciates a work life balance as much as TF

    Cons

    -Salary for coordinator is low and the gap between this and the application officer role is staggering
    -There is a real lack of permanent opportunities across the business. Even long term employees are still on short term contracts which brings worry you feel your job isn’t particularly secure
    -As the company encourages agile working, regularly managers aren’t in the office to appreciate the hard work of their team and reward them for achievements

    Advice to Management

    -Offer more permanent opportunities particularly to more long standing employees
    -Reduce the gap in pay between coordinators and AMOs
    -Recognise hard working staff more so and reward them with promotions, increased responsibility, pay rises and longer term contracts/permanent roles

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Teach First Interviews

Experience

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    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Teach First (London, England) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Online application, online tests, group assessment centre. The process lasted 3 months. Friendly atmosphere: candidates and assessors. Group assessment (followed by reflection exercise), teaching a 3 minute lesson to two assessors behaving as children and individual interview.

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Teach First Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers(#7), The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

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