What kind of work experience is required to become a teacher in the UK?
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
Are you contemplating a career in teaching and the education sector? Are you wondering what kind of work experience you’ll need to become a teacher in the UK? Well, you’re at the right place! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the qualifications and experience needed to become a teacher – as well as how we can help you. First things first… To become a teacher in the UK, a degree is necessary. This could either be a degree in education or in the subject you plan to teach. In addition to a degree, you’ll need to obtain a QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). This can be earned through comple ..read more
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How To Secure A Job As a Healthcare Assistant in the UK
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a healthcare assistant in the UK, there are a few steps you can take to get started. Follow our guide below for insights on what you’ll need to do to become a successful healthcare assistant in the UK. Read more to find out our top tips! 1) Understand the role The role of a healthcare assistant (HCA) is to provide support and assistance to nurses and other healthcare professionals, while also helping to care for patients. The kind of tasks you can expect to be involved in include bathing patients, providing basic medical care, monitoring vital signs ..read more
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Why Valentine’s Day is all year round for recruiters
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
Valentine’s Day is pretty much like marmite. You either love it or hate it. You’ll either buy an abhorrent amount of love-inspired decorations or avoid the entire celebration like the plague. With endless amounts of flowers, cards, and heart-shaped chocolates… it can be tricky to forget about Valentine’s Day each year. However, for recruiters, this celebration is one that stands close to your heart. This may be because of the striking resemblance between recruiters and Cupid. For recruiters, it’s a constant tango of match-making candidates with their dream roles. You’re changing lives and form ..read more
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NHS’ New Plan For 2023
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
With over 50,000 people calling NHS 111 a day, measures are being taken into place to ensure the waiting times are reduced. The NHS’ key focuses are on urgent mental health support, virtual wards, and paediatric services. By improving these areas, the NHS hopes to improve waiting times. A large majority of this new plan relies on updating the NHS app and NHS 111 services. Mental Health: The expansion of the NHS’ mental health support is to help recover emergency care services. There will be a mental health option when calling NHS 111 – which wasn’t included before. As well as this, the NHS app ..read more
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How To Prevent Teacher Burnout
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
Are you a teacher feeling exhausted and completely drained by the time Friday approaches? Do your weekends look like an endless cycle of paperwork and dreading Monday? If both answers are yes, it might be time to develop a strategic plan, to avoid teacher burnout.  What is burnout, you ask? Defined by ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases), burnout is: “Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” There are three main factors to burnout: A prominent feeling of energy exhaustion An emotional detachme ..read more
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Teaching Assistant Jobs: Why They’re Great
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
So you’re looking to start your career as a teaching assistant but wondering… what are the benefits? Look no further, Balfor Education has summarised exactly why working as a teaching assistant is amazing! Whether you’re an aspiring teacher or have a general passion for working with children, there are many advantages to being a teaching assistant. If you’re contemplating whether this is the right career move for you, continue reading! You’ll feel a great sense of reward: Despite the chaotic and busy nature of working in a classroom, being a teaching assistant can be one of the most rewarding ..read more
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Thinking of changing career paths?
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
Are you struggling to decide whether a career change is right for you or whether to take the leap? Many successful figures of our generation changed career paths later on in their life. For instance, Dwayne Johnson transitioned his career twice from football to WWF to acting. Balfor Recruitment Group is here to support you with top-quality advice and knowledge, specifically within the healthcare and education sectors. In case you’re feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed, here are some factors to consider before taking the leap. Firstly, identify the reason you’re unhappy and leaving your current ..read more
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Why Christmas Is A Good Time To Apply For Jobs
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
People assume that recruiters don’t work over the Christmas period but December is the perfect time for job hunting. You are 100% missing out if you stop looking for jobs during the festive season, as companies are still looking for candidates. Contrary to the opposite belief, companies are still searching for perfect candidates in December. There are multiple reasons why Christmas is the perfect time to hunt for your next job: Less competition: Many of us switch off during the Christmas period, which leaves room for others to grab those vacancies. Taking advantage of quieter times will give y ..read more
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Everything You Need To Know: The Winter Nurse Strikes
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has asked the government for at least a 17% pay rise, due to the rising staff shortage and working conditions. Over 300,000 RCN members have signed this strike ballot, making it the largest protest in the union’s century-long existence. The RCN has claimed their aim is to ‘secure fair pay for nursing’. The salary of an experienced nurse has decreased by 20% since 2010, according to recent statistics. When are the strikes scheduled? The strikes are planned for the 15th and 20th of December, across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. While in Scotland, pay ne ..read more
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World Kindness Day 2022
Balfor Recruitment Group Blog
by Millie Spooner
9M ago
What is World Kindness Day? World Kindness Day annually falls on the 13th of November, celebrating kindness and its glorious benefits. It acts as the perfect opportunity to promote acceptance, diversity and love within society. With so many concerning issues arising around us, like the cost-of-living crisis, World Kindness Day is needed more than ever. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou.  The History of World Kindness Day World Kindness Day started in 1988, held by a non ..read more
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