I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help over the last few months. I feel like you really made an effort to get to know the different schools in our MAT in order to find us the best possible candidates. Your communication skills are second to none and you come back to me with ideas, suggestions, candidates etc quicker than most other agencies I work with.

Again, thank you and above all, thank you for your cheery, happy and confident outlook!

Birmingham Primary School(part of MAT)

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“Many thanks to Scott and the team for providing us with agency staff during the pandemic. It has been a challenge for us all but good teamwork and professionalism has supported our students’ learning and well-being.”

SEN School

“This is just to say how much I have enjoyed the work that Balfor provided me with over the last couple of years. Acting as a Support Worker is a wonderfully fulfilling job to do. Working with so many lovely students and accommodating their conditions is so rewarding, fulfilling and such a happy experience.

A big ‘thank you’ to Balfor for always being quick to answer any queries and in passing on relevant and up to date information. I believe this was done from last July, at least, in somewhat difficult circumstances. Your ability to divvy up the work, answer our constant queries and to liaise and act as an axis between the university and us as student support workers, is always done courteously, promptly and professionally.

I hope that you will be able to pass on to me this type of work again for the academic year beginning September 2016 and look forward to working with you all again.”

“Callum was the consultant I dealt with. He actually took the time to find me a placement which matched my criteria for an educational setting. He has been responsive, organised and has genuinely worked hard to find me a setting I will be happy in. What a lovely man and excellent recruitment agency. They put you first as opposed to their pockets.”

“Just big thank you to Scott, throughout the lockdown he remained in touch, provided staff when needed and been honest enough not to just send me anyone to fill a slot, he knows exactly what we need for our children which saves me a lot of time. Wishing you all a very happy summer.”

SEN School in 2021

“Catrina is enthusiastic and keen to match you to a suitable job. Communication is always clear and she is supportive at all times. A most professional teaching agency that is keen for you to excel in a job you love.”

English Teacher

“From the onset to now, Cecile has been very efficient in providing and collecting appropriate information. The response from this agency is remarkable, Cecile responds back rather quickly. Cecile and Jasmine touches base in regards to availability to ensure if there are any shifts available, they can offer it to you. The transition from receiving the first phone call to now has been smooth.”

Candidate placed in June 2021

“I have worked at the University through Balfor as a Student Support Worker since October 2014. I have enjoyed this role and have had the opportunity to work with a variety of students with different needs. Balfor have been a reliable agency to work through and are always available to answer any questions and offer support.”

“I have worked for Balfor Recruitment for about 6 months now and have had the privilege of supporting fantastic students. The variety of subjects makes the role even more interesting and the passion from the lecturers is really engaging. It’s great to be part of enabling students to reach their academic goals.

In addition Balfor will add to this pool of workers over the summer period thus ensuring an adequate number of support workers are available. Our recruitment process is quick and easy. We will advertise immediately when needed and will interview candidates as soon as they are able to meet with us. Reference’s and DBS checks are requested as soon as the interview has taken place. Candidates can be turned around very quickly and in some cases this is within a couple of days.”

“Balfor are very helpful and our consultant Catrina takes the time to understand our needs. Balfor work hard in finding the right candidates for day to day and long term. The candidates that we have used have been excellent supply teachers”

Birmingham Primary School

“I obtained my role as a Note Taker at the University about 4 months ago. It was my first role with Balfor, and I enjoyed the job immensely. As well as Note Taking, I also got to do exam scribing and reading as well as sighted guiding for the Disability and Dyslexia service. The University is a lovely place to work, the facilities are great, and the staff and students are friendly and welcoming. The role allows you to work flexibly and with plenty of autonomy, along with supporting students with varying disabilities to work towards their degree.”

“Balfor Recruitment is by far the best recruitment agency out of 5 recruitment agencies who are specialized in teaching jobs in Birmingham.

They helped me secure interviews with 3 schools, and there was very good communication throughout my application process. You can tell that their clients trust them as well.

I received offers from two schools that I applied to through Balfor Recruitment!”

Birmingham Secondary School

“I am glad Kiran found my CV online and gave me a call to register with Balfor Recruitment. She made sure the process was quick and easy for me and always responded back to all my queries quickly.

I look forward to working with Kiran in the future.”

IT Teacher

“I have always found Scott approachable, professional and efficient. Scott found me a well matched school placement and ensured I was happy and settled through regular communication via email and phone. In addition to this Scott is easy to contact and will return queries and issues with efficiency and speed.

I have recommended Balfor to many colleagues as I have found Scott an excellent ambassador and representative of the company and its niche approach in a saturated market.”

SEND Teacher

“I have worked with many agencies so far, but having registered with Balfor since April 2018 has definitely been one of the best choices I have ever made. They have been incredibly supportive and have helped me develop as a teacher. Regular feedback and support was always available 24/7. Due to their regular feedback, I have begun to look at evidence informed research to help improve my teaching practices, which enabled me to increase students attainment. ”

Primary Teacher

“Since 2019 I have been working with Balfor as a Student Support Worker at various Universities. Jasmine, my recruitment consultant, has always been extremely helpful, organized and professional. I can highly recommend Balfor to work for.”

Candidate placed in 2019