Liverpool Testimonials

2020-09-01

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I have now been working with yourselves at Tradewind for the last two months. I have found yourself and your staff have the interest of cover teachers at heart, and that the work that I have been allocated has been of a high standard. I have enjoyed the type of work, this was made a great deal easier because I attended on your cover teachers course which I found extremely good and of the highest standard. The course helped me to attend at all the different teaching locations and jobs with confidence. Having been made redundant from my previous job I was of a mind just to retire, having seen your advertisement I decided to apply to yourselves to become a cover teacher. From the application through to the meeting we had and my registration I have found the company and yourselves to be both professional and a pleasure to talk to, you have renewed my faith in teaching and I have enjoyed each and every day so far, with a verity and of work from special needs schools through to comprehensive and college variety covers. Once again I wish to thank you for all your help and encouragement that you have given me, keep up the good work and guidance. 

Kevin, Cover Supervisor

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From the moment I first made contact with Susanne at Tradewind, she has been a pleasure to work with. As someone who has acquired an eclectic range of qualifications and experience, it has been a breath of fresh air to work with someone who has the ability to view my CV in a positive light, and perceive me as someone who is multi-skilled with potentially a lot to offer. Susanne is an incredibly positive and supportive person to work with - in a very short space of time, she has encouraged me to gain new skills, helped to boost my self-confidence and as a result, I have already achieved something I never thought I’d succeed at: successful behaviour management in the classroom. Susanne has never made me feel like having family commitments has been a problem; in fact, she has been brilliant at helping me juggle work and family. If you want to work with someone who has a talent for bringing out the best in people, I would highly recommend working with Susanne. I feel very lucky indeed to be working with her.

Anne-Marie, Teaching Assistant

I started working as a cover supervisor in January 2019, working for a different agency. In September 2019 I decided to join Tradewind as I wanted to gain more work. I was given a lot more confidence from Tradewind as being a cover supervisor can cause a bit of anxiety on a Sunday night, not knowing whether you are working Monday morning or if you would get a call. Tce would inform me of work as early as possible giving me confidence to start the day, and even on days where I didn’t work, I would get a phone call in the morning to let me know they are specifically trying to get me work for that day.

Joe, Cover Supervisor

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I have been working for Tradewind since January 2020. During the Autumn term, I was on long-term supply in Year 3 covering maternity leave so was extremely nervous to begin day to day supply. However, Tradewind have a fantastic team and have found me plenty of work. Wendy is very supportive and is always on hand for chat. If you are currently on a training course and worrying about getting a job, please don't! Working on supply has built my confidence and I have received so many positive comments from the schools I have been in. It gives you a chance to work in a variety of schools (Catholic, C of E and community) and age groups. Being a supply teacher can be lonely, but you never feel alone with Tradewind. There is always a friendly voice on the phone, and if you ask for someone to call back, they will. Working as a supply teacher has developed me into a teacher who can work well under pressure and who is flexible. 

Gina, Primary Teacher

I would like to thank you and your team for your help and would definitely recommend you.

Rob, Secondary Teacher

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I have been registered with Tradewind since school closures in March and the registration process was very straight forward.  I have just passed my PGCE with QTS so I am hoping to start supply teaching in September.  Susanne has been so helpful, providing me with as much information as possible in this current situation and her communication with myself has been regular and supportive.  We have weekly catch ups to keep me informed of any news or developments and I have every faith in Susanne that she will do her very best to get me back into school as soon as possible.  I highly recommend Tradewind Recruitment. 

Janey, Student Teacher

My experience with Tradewind Recruitment was excellent, from application to interview the process was quick and efficient. Lizzie was very supportive, listened to what my preferences were, and was able to find the perfect position for me. She regularly checked in and always made herself available to answer any questions I had. The free training courses offered were a great way to expanding my knowledge and skills. These opportunities and experience through Tradewind helped me to a successful application for a Masters. Thank you for everything.

Robyn, Teaching Assistant

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Thank you so much for all your support and help, and most importantly for introducing me to ALS. I have fallen in love with the school and the students and the supportive network. So thank you! 

Aleshia, Primary Teacher

Tradewind has been very accommodating and try there utmost to meet all your needs. Tce has been so supportive with everything and I am very happy with the service. 

Jessica, Cover Supervisor

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Tce and her team are very professional and keep you in the loop of what is going on, she has found me work quite easily at a school and pay rate that suits me well.

Shabil, Teacher

I registered for supply work with Tradewind at the end of 2019 and I can honestly say they are by far the most professional agency I have worked with. Right from the get go I felt confident that my consultant, Tce McCann, knew exactly what I was looking for. Communication has always been friendly, professional and regular. I very much trust and respect Tce and I would recommend her and Tradewind over and above any other agency in Liverpool. Thank you.

Eoin, Maths Teacher

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Tradewind have been very helpful in finding me regular, local work as a cover supervisor, and enabling me to work frequently with schools, which has helped to increase my confidence in the role.

Alexander, Cover Supervisor

I have been with Tradewind since December and have found all the staff I have been in contact with to be approachable and friendly. Tce has always been in contact with me and is always available every time I have needed any reassurance. Tce found me a long term post very quickly and I have been more than happy with Tradewind’s services.

Debbie, Science Teacher

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Tce has been fabulous in finding me work. I am so happy I went with Tradewind, they are efficient and always have your best interest at heart. They really look after you. I had a supply job as an NQT for 6 months and at the end of the placement I got a permanent post. Oustanding agency that really looks after you. 

Sharon, Computer Science Teacher

Since January 2020, staff at Tradewind have been very efficient in providing me good supply work with schools and colleges within the city of Liverpool. Despite being new to the job with Tradewind, Susanne, Lizzie and, in particular, Tce, made me feel very welcome when calling me in the morning with information of where I was needed and how to reach the place. During the COVID-19 pandemic I have been fully supported by staff with daily phone calls and emails from Nick Murphy in relation to how to move on and I am very grateful to all Tradewind staff for their support in claiming furlough grants on my behalf. I know you are working tirelessly to find me work for September, and I looking forward to continue working with this beautiful team in the new academic year. 

Angelo, Teacher

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I'm so grateful for the support I've received from Lizzie at Tradewind! It's been an absolute godsend, especially during such uncertain times! Lizzie has been incredible in keeping in contact with me and finding me roles that suit my own strengths and interests, she listened to what I was looking for and has matched me so well with the school! The support has been fantastic, Lizzie is so consistent in her approach and has kept me at ease during my experience of finding work! Would 100% recommend Tradewind and Lizzie! 10/10 all round! 

Charlotte, Secondary Teacher

As an experienced supply teacher I always try to keep up and only use best agencies to find me work. I joined Tradewind’s Liverpool branch when it first opened and I have always found them friendly, approachable and hard working. As the business rapidly established itself I have been offered more and more work and have been kept fully employed at excellent rates in good schools. Throughout the pandemic they have looked after their teachers, getting them furloughed with out problems and have maintained good communications. Overall I have had a very positive experience from dealing with Tradewind and I would expect that to continue in the future as they become the agency of choice for both schools and teachers in the Liverpool area. 

Alan, Supply Teacher

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I’ve worked for Tradewind for a number of months now and I have found them to be a fantastic company to work for. From my initial registration with the company I was met with complete professionalism and extremely friendly staff. I was briefed on my job role and training was provided immediately. I was given regular work and the hours worked around my lifestyle and my childcare needs. I always find the schools to be a great fit for my prior experience and for anything I wasn’t sure of Tradewind staff were always just a phone call away. I would definitely recommend Tradewind to any teacher or support staff as they have great communication, dedicated staff and an abundance of knowledge in the education sector.

Laura, Teaching Assistant

I've been registered with Tradewind Recruitment for 6 months. Anthony is always a pleasure to work with! He is organised, efficient and friendly to speak to, and treats me as an individual rather than someone to complete a job. Everyone at the Liverpool office - including Lizzie and Jenna - are friendly, communicate well and work tirelessly for finding education employment. Anthony has been really supportive during lockdown, and I look forward to our weekly phone calls. Even though I haven't completed any active work because of lockdown yet, I look forward to working with Tradewind Recruitment Liverpool in the future.' 

Yasmin, Music Teacher

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I have liked the fact that Tradewind, through Anthony, have contacted me regularly at least once every two weeks and usually every week just to check in. It showed care and concern in a difficult time and I really appreciated the genuine nature of the call concerning my well being . Well done I’m looking forward to working for them as soon as we can. 

Susan, Supply Teacher

Anthony was so helpful during the registration process and gave me brilliant advice regarding looking for an NQT job, even in the difficult climate of COVID-19. Tradewind really values their clients and Anthony made sure to check on my progress each week with an informative and useful phone call. I would strongly recommend Tradewind to anyone who is looking for a friendly agency who will look after their clients at any point in their job hunting or employment process!

Kate, NQT

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Thanks to Jemma for being so supportive and helpful during my recent placement. I would have stayed on had they had any permanent vacancies, however this experience has now allowed me to gain a permanent LSA role which I start in September and I’m really excited about! It’s all valuable experience for me to get where I want to be career wise and I couldn’t have gained this experience without your great help- it’s very appreciated!

Chloe, Teaching Assistant