REC Audited Education wins support from education recruiters around the UK
Launched in May 2013, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)’s Audited Education scheme provides quality assurance of recruitment agencies that supply teaching and non-teaching staff to schools, academies and education providers across England and Wales.
Martyn Best, managing director for Education at Hays, said, “I am delighted that Hays has achieved the REC Audited Education accreditation. This new audit is a great recognition of our high standards and levels of professionalism as one of UK’s leading education recruitment experts. It will help us to continue to attract the highest calibre candidates for our clients and ensure the safeguarding of children. The accreditation will play a significant role in ensuring the highest standards in the education industry for years to come.”
Faith Olding, co-director of Apollo Teaching Services, said, “This award is the culmination of the hard work the team at Apollo Teaching Services has undertaken over the last few years. In our industry, having rigorous procedures in place to safeguard students and to optimise educational progress is essential in relation to supplying the best service to our schools and ultimately to learners.”
REC Audited Education is an innovative product that was devised with the help of a number of education experts and with the support of the recruitment industry. An advisory panel has been formed to ensure that the standard is a living product that can be adapted to meet the ever changing needs and demands of the education sector.
REC CEO Kevin Green said, “It is fantastic to see how much UK recruiters value REC Audited Education and we look forward to working with our industry and education stakeholders to drive forward best practice and safe-guarding in the education sector in 2014 and beyond. To be awarded the badge, recruitment agencies have to prove they are not just compliant with all necessary legislation and regulations but that they operate the very best practice.”
For more information on REC Audited Education or to find out how you can achieve the standard go to the REC website: http://www.rec.uk.com/about-recruitment/standards/safe-recruitment.