Once again, great service Tradewind, I will refer your company to other people any day of the week!!
Robert, Social Worker
Just wanted to say I have been really impressed with Bridget. She is an amazing consultant with great people skills. She regularly has been ringing to check on me and other people if we are ok and always be very friendly and helpful. Thanks for providing me with such prompt work. Also one of my friends has now got a permanent job through Tradewind and Bridget. It seems a very professional service compared to the other agencies.
Also, most of my friends had trouble sorting out paperwork etc, but Louise from Melbourne had me all sorted so I could arrive and start straight away.
Thanks for the confidence you all show in me. Your team are brilliant!
I cannot praise the work of my two Tradewind Consultants, Louise Phillips (Melbourne) and Sheetal Naran (London) enough! Every stage of this "looking for work" process, starting from the first point of contact, to the ongoing support I receive currently, has been made so easy and enjoyable thanks to these two ladies. I have had such a positive experience with your company because of these two staff members' efforts and I am truly thankful. I recommend your company at any opportunity I get. I particularly liked how Sheetal did not disregard my proposal to look for work in another social work area which I did not have experience in. Sheetal was honest with me, but still tried very hard to help me, and in the end, she helped me achieve an excellent result - a job after 2 weeks of being in the country! I also liked how Sheetal explained how Tradewind look for jobs and how she showed me on the computer system. In terms of Louise's support, I liked how she provided me with many prompts so I always had my paperwork ready on time! Louise always took time to explain everything to me and tried to make things as easy as possible for me which I truly appreciated. The best part about Louise, is her positive personality which is so wonderful to hear over the phone when you are trying to organise so many BIG changes in your life!
All in all, a very positive experience which I am incredibly grateful for! Thank you! :-)
Carla, Social Worker
Thank you for having me, it was a breath of fresh air meeting everyone there, you are all so positive! :)
I know this reply is really late, but I did want to get back to your email just to say that it’s been really great here, and I definitely appreciated all your help setting me up in Australia before I left. I actually had a last minute panic before I left, and applied to 3 other recruitment agencies too- none of them were as organized as Tradewind, and none of the consultants were as genuinely helpful as you. My Tradewind interview was my first, and as soon as I had it, I cancelled all the rest!
So again, I’d like to thank you, because I’m getting a really good experience here, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you! Shira, Teacher
You're a star, thank you so much for your professionalism and due haste. You have always made me feel a worthwhile employee of Tradewind and I again thank you.
I recently got registered with Tradewind and I am really impressed with your service levels. I have referred Tradewind to two of my friends who will soon get registered with you. Alia, Teacher
I have worked with Tradewind since coming over from New Zealand, and although I have worked for a number of agencies I can honestly say the Tradewind is the one that got me the most work, with good rates of pay and I have always been supported by friendly and professional consultants. Thanks to everyone in the office who has helped me over the years, you have really made my London experience one to remember.
Leah, Teaching Assistant
We have been working with Tradewind Recruitment for around five years, both for daily and long term supply staff. The quality of teachers and teaching assistants provided has been very high. We have found the team to be very reliable, never having to let us down even in difficult circumstances. They have been professional about problems and always flexible, giving us choice where possible, The team’s interpersonal skills are excellent with a wonderful telephone manner. We particularly appreciate Bill Andrews and know that as soon as we call him that our mind’s can be at rest and he will always send the most suitable supply staff available.
Linda, School Contact
We have worked with Tradewind Recruitment for 5 years and we’ve found them to be a very reputable agency that shares our vision for success and are most effective in meeting our recruitment needs.
We have found them to be very accommodating in meeting our specific needs and they also deal with any issues that may arise in an urgent and timely fashion. We have never had any issues that have turned into a serious nature and this speaks volumes for their professionalism and credibility.
Due to Tradewind meeting our demanding expectations we will continue to use them as a supplier and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other schools.
Nicky, School Contact
Tradewind has been one of our favourite agencies as they have been able to meet most of our supply needs. I have worked with many of the consultants at Tradewind and have found Neil to be one of the most honest and friendly people. He not only calls for the needs of the school but also to check up on his teachers to see how they are getting on.
Neil is very friendly to speak to and if he has sent a teacher that we are not keen on he is very happy to rectify the situation next time. Also when calling in the morning, if I have a request for Neil and he is unable to deal with it he will let me know straight away instead of keeping me hanging on.
I would definitely say that Neil is a great asset to Tradewind.
Carlene, School Contact
I thought I would write to let you know what an outstanding worker Sharlene knight is. Her work fills me with confidence and although I am new to Tradewind, with a consultant like her, I can relax in the certain knowledge that I will be very well looked after.
I am no stranger to the world of recruitment agencies and Sharlene is the most attentive consultant I have ever had.
James, Social Work Client
The service, both for longer term placements and day to day cover is friendly, highly efficient and adept at meeting specific recruitment requirements. Tradewind outscores similar agencies in terms of response rate, punctuality and quality of supply staff.
Unlike many competitors in London, Tradewind consultants invest time and effort in establishing sound relationships with key personnel in their client schools. These critical links provide them with a valuable insight into the character of the pupil and staff bodies. Regular visits to the schools coupled with daily conversations ensure that Tradewind staff are finely attuned to the ethos, procedures and practices within the schools that they serve. In contacting the agency, the client is met with the impression that Tradewind staff constitute a cohesive and harmonious team, sharing a common vision, acting in concert and taking corporate responsibility in all that they do.
Furthermore, the professional and inter-personal credentials of teachers and support staff recruited onto the agency's books have improved markedly over the last 3 years which indicates an effective leadership and management model. Teachers and Teaching Assistants from Tradewind invariably speak favourably of the consultants responsible for placing them in schools. Well structured CPO courses and training are also offered by the agency to enable them to develop their professional capability.
Whilst the size of Tradewind has increased in recent years, this has in no way compromised the agency’s commitment to providing an excellent service at a reasonable price. Good humour, close attention to detail, good communication skills, efficiency and flexibility are attributes possessed by all Tradewind staff. However, what truly distinguishes Tradewind as a leading recruitment agency is "the personal touch" which conveys a caring and interested attitude to raising standards within education.
I have no reservations in recommending Tradewind Recruitment to serve the recruitment needs of primary schools in London and beyond.
David, School Contact