Posted 11 October 2017
Here at Stonebridge Careers Training we pride ourselves that we are not just providing high-quality NQF courses to our students, but as part of our service we are equipping them with 3 years careers support as well. Finding the right careers partner is essential for us, we are only teaming up with the best companies so we can give our students great future perspectives.
We have asked Heena Patel, the Marketing Manager of TLTP Education about their company, opportunities in the Education sector and about how they could help our Teaching Assistant students.
Tell us about how London Teaching Pool was born?
Darry Mydat is a true entrepreneur having started London Teaching Pool Ltd (TLTP) in 2006 and is still the owner and Managing Director today. He has a passion for Education and a desire to help make a difference in the industry. The company has grown from a team of 4 to over 40 and is still continuing to expand. Having specialists desks means we are able to provide a service that’s unique to both the needs of the school and candidates.
In a recent DfE audit TLTP Education achieved 100% to retain its coveted REC Audited Award, the gold standard in safeguarding. The company continues to invest in new technology and software to keep up to date with developments in the Education and recruitment industries.
What personal traits are you looking for in a Teaching Assistant?
Teaching Assistants can often be known as the unsung heroes. Managing a class of 30 is a huge task for any teacher to do alone, this is where teaching assistants come in.
When interviewing potential candidates the personal traits we look for include having a genuine caring nature, being passionate and supportive. It is very important the candidate is hardworking and keen to develop. Being someone who thinks out of the box, goes the extra mile and is proactive will benefit the candidate in the long run. We also look for those with ambition and keen to make a difference in the day to day lives of children in the classroom. It is very important a candidate shows what they have done rather than what they can do. Speaking from strength will always holds more weight, and, in return appear more favourable.
How difficult is to find a job as a Teaching Assistant with a Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3 certificate?
Every school requires Teaching Assistants that can cover general day to day duties as well as those that are qualified in providing specialist support to pupils who have learning difficulties. With the right attitude and qualifications it would not be difficult in finding a role.
We receive enquiries from people with various ages. Do you think age really matters or people who have ambition can become a Teaching Assistant at any point in their lives?
Anyone who has the ambition and passion to become a Teaching Assistant is able to be one. Whether it be someone who is looking for a career change or someone who is just starting off on a teaching career there are many routes and course options available. Working as a Teaching Assistant is a highly rewarding role and one that is creative and varied.
How can TLTP help to Stonebridge graduates to find their future job as a Teaching Assistant?
For over 10 years TLTP Education have supported Education professionals find their ideal teaching job. Having specialist desks means our Recruitment Consultants have a greater insight of the specific needs and challenges for each sector. The registration process involves a face to face interview where you meet your dedicated consultant and discuss in detail your experience, your particular requirements and preferences. TLTP Education understand how daunting it can be when looking for a new role, especially if you are new to the industry. That’s why your consultant will go the extra mile providing you with advice, support and guidance from CV writing tips to helping you prepare for an interview.
What makes you different from other recruitment companies?
TLTP Education prides itself on providing a bespoke and personal approach to all its candidates and client. Building trust and developing lasting relationships is key, which is why we work closely with both our candidates and schools to ensure we identify the best possible match between the two. We meet with every candidate before being placed into a role, and also visit schools to understand their environment and ambitions.
As an accredited member of the REC, TLTP Education continues to hold the gold standard in safeguarding Audited Award and most recently the Safer Recruitment Award. Honesty and trust are at the forefront of everything we do, our unrivalled commitment to quality is reflected in our robust recruitment and vetting standards in accordance with the latest DfE guidelines. This approach has enabled us to build solid, successful, long term relationships with schools and Education professionals throughout the UK.
Safeguarding children and young adults is our top priority and that’s why we continue to invest in technology to keep up to date. Recently TLTP Education have implemented a new CRM system and last year invested in uAuthenticate; a software tool designed to check the authenticity of passports, ID cards, Visas and many more forms of identity. The software used is the only solution in the UK market incorporating the Home Office guidance.
With our RQF Level 3 and Level 4 Teaching assistant courses you’ll be on the right path to work with one of our Education Career Partners such as TLTP Education.
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