Bristol Testimonials

2020-09-01

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An organised and helpful agency!

Nilgun, Maths Teacher

I have found my consultant to be diligent and supportive. I have been given work consistently and wherever it is possible I feel that Tom does his best for me. His approach is friendly and positive, making him come across as very genuine! 

Kay, Primary Teacher

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I have been working with Tradewind since October 2019 and have found them to be an excellent employer. During this period I even relocated city and the agency found work for me in two different counties with two different branches. When I moved to my current location, Michelle Withers, (my agent at Tradewind) went above and beyond my expectations; she helped me with local knowledge and advice as I relocated and regularly checked in with me on a personal level to see how I was settling in and how my flat-hunting was going! Great support at a stressful time. Michelle found a good placement for me very quickly and has continued to offer support throughout. The keynotes of the agency, for me, have been clarity and transparency. Clearly, as an educational agency, and for me as an educator, our prime concern is students and schools - and they have been keen to find a good fit for both parties. I feel I have been treated professionally throughout, and, more than that - as a valued person! The current world-wide crisis has really put many companies to the test in respect of how they treat their employees and how they value them. Tradewind have been outstanding and have fought my corner regarding continued pay as they have good relationships with the schools they serve. My questions have been answered quickly and simply, without me having to chase up or cajole to find out what's what.I recommend them to you now as I also recommended a friend recently who has found the agency super to work for!

Holly, Teacher

I have worked with several Education agencies both in Birmingham and Swindon. I must say that working with Tradewind and in particular Michelle Withers has been head and shoulders above the others. From the start they sent some one out to me for an informal chat, which was really relaxing and chilled out. Michelle genuinely cares about her clients and you always knew where her allegiance lies. She pushes really hard to get me working five days per weeks and succeeds most times. My wage is always paid promptly, not contingent on whether the school has paid or not. Michelle is the consummate professional, but still makes herself available for conversations if you are having concerns or problems. She takes a very people focused approach to business unlike the money focused approach many agencies take. Based on my personal experience, I would not hesitate to recommend Tradewind Recruitment and Michelle Withers. Absolute ACES!!!!!

Kevin, Teacher

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They have been extremely supportive and helpful throughout my time with them, especially during the lockdown period. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Emily, Teaching Assistant

Tradewind have excelled in finding me work, keeping me informed of events and facilitating good relations with the schools I have worked with. Misra is always there to answer queries and to help. Her positive and cheerful demeanour makes my day. I am very happy with the service. 

Simon, Teacher

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My experience working with Misra and Tradewind has been extremely positive. They immediately found me work, were very efficient in organising payment, time sheets and documents, and during the recent crisis quickly moved to process my Furlough application, the status of which they kept me regularly updated on. Finally, in contrast to some other agencies that friends of mine have worked with, they were completely transparent about all work offered. For these reasons I highly recommend them. 

Joseph, Teaching Assistant

Whilst on my two year working visa in the UK, I was fortunate enough to teach through Tradewind Recruitment. Misra was a life-saver and answered a plethora of questions, she made me feel comfortable and she always supported me in my teaching endeavours. I highly recommend Tradewind Recruitment and couldn't be happier with my choice. 

Annastazia, Teacher

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Misra has been an excellent consultant who has shown consistent support and advice when needed. She is professional but friendly and has taken a great interest in supporting my career progression. The consultants and Managers at Tradewind Bristol/Swindon branch are a great team who are always on hand for any assistance or support you need, they are by far the best agency I have worked with. 

Rosanna, Teacher

Misra and Michelle are incredibly supportive, and have always been approachable, knowledgeable and honest. They are exemplary professionals, and all my communication with them has been superb, be this in person, via the telephone or using email and whatsapp. I have complete trust and faith in them, and have never had any negative experience. I would thoroughly recommend them to my colleagues. They have always found me work, even at short notice, and I returned to them when my full-time teaching post contract came to an end. They are awesome. 

Thomas, Secondary Teacher

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I have found Tradewind to be a highly professional, efficient and supportive agency. Misra takes the time to get to know her teachers both personally and in terms of knowing their skills, needs and preferences, working hard to find placements that match these. She is very approachable, respectful and keeps me busy! I appreciate the trusting and rewarding work relationship we have developed and thank her for all the interesting supply work Misra has organised for me.

Amy, Supply Teacher

Since starting with the company in November 2019, I have nothing but praise for Lizzie McDonnell and the team at Tradewind in Liverpool. The work found has been both challenging and enjoyable, and the team have kept in contact throughout that period.
COVID had a real impact on many cover teachers along with myself but I have been looked after throughout and because of the contract drawn up with the college I was working for they continued to pay me through to the end of May. I have since been furloughed through the Government scheme and this has helped considerably. May I say that the local team and Lizzie along with the company have been superb, I will continue to recommend the the agency to all of my colleague's, thanks for everything.

Kevin, Supply Teacher

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A quick word to thank the Tradewind team a lot. Quite new with them, I have already been amazed by their hard work in finding me the appropriate job so far and their fantastic support during the lockdown. I will never thank them enough for that. Wishing you all the best for the future, lovely team! 

Guillemette, Teaching Assistant