We asked our staff what they thought about working for Axcis and this is what they said:
‘’I worked for a large corporate education agency for 13 years and always swore I would never work for another agency, it was always a case of ‘the grass isn’t greener on the other side!’ However, I was growing increasingly unhappy in my role and heard about an opportunity at Axcis so decided to make the leap. It was, without a doubt, the best decision I made! I’ve been here for 2.5 years now and in that time have progressed from account manager to branch manager to training and HR manager.
So, what do I love about working for this brilliant company? I could mention the excellent bonus scheme, that when they say candidates are as important as clients they actually mean it, the reduced working hours during school holidays, the training and coaching available, the annual company party, the fact that Axcis, in a sea of competition, actually has a genuine USP (we are the only special needs education agency out there and are offering something that no other agencies are) but one of the main reasons would have to be the people and the supportive senior management team. Many people within the company have worked here for 10 years or longer and are supportive, approachable and passionate about providing a great service. SMT set realistic and achievable margin and KPI targets and are not afraid to pick up the phone to join in on sales hour or go out on visits with consultants (is there anything worse than a manager who thinks they can do your job yet haven’t made a sales call in months?!) Our partnership work with NAS and our training and seminars that we regularly run for our clients and candidates give you so many reasons to call your schools and recruit the best candidates.
Having worked in education recruitment for over 15 years now I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier!’’ Louise, Bristol
“I joined Axcis nearly two years ago after working as an English teacher for five years and in the initial teacher training department of a local university for three so I was used to working in, and liaising with schools, but the extraordinary world of special needs has been a wonderful discovery! I love working for Axcis as we genuinely offer a service like no other. The UK leader in SEND recruitment, we hire TAs, teachers, SENCOs, therapists and psychologists with experience or training in SEND, and work with a wide range of clients from tiny community provisions to national charities and academy chains. Our investment in the CPD of our candidates, as well as INSET for school staff, is second to none and I’m hugely proud of our partnership with the National Autistic Society and the work with do with numerous SEND charities including nasen. Our office, like every Axcis office, is happy, lively and fun. Working alongside education and recruitment professions is rewarding for all of us and the many varied experiences we bring complement each other brilliantly. The one thing we all have in common is how much we care about what we do and the reward we receive from assisting fantastic mainstream and special schools and alternative provisions with dedicated and professional staff with whom the former teachers amongst us would have been pleased to share our own classrooms. Just like the heart with which we work, everything else about Axcis is, simply put, really generous. From the commission structure to the working hours, the in-house training to the career progression of staff, everyone is cared for and nurtured by the senior management team and it really feels like a family in which our hard work is recognised and our successes are celebrated. All in all, it’s a lovely place to work!” Victoria, Axcis Bristol
Having worked for Axcis for over a decade, I have always been grateful for the opportunities given to me. I first interviewed for the company when I left the teaching profession and made a conscious decision to give recruitment a try. I never expected my recruitment career to last more than a few years – my plan was to get on the housing ladder and then return to teaching. But I never realised I’d find my calling with Axcis! I progressed from Junior Consultant to Senior Consultant within a couple of years under the support and guidance of my managers. From there I became an Executive Consultant with responsibility for developing training and support materials and continued to run a successful desk. I then took on HR responsibilities and developed our graduate recruitment programme before going on maternity leave in 2014. I hadn’t expected to return after having my son, but again Axcis showed me a level of support that I never expected. I now work from home on a part-time basis and focus on marketing and communications work for the company. I am eternally grateful for the continued support I receive from Axcis and hope that my career with the company continues for many years to come. Emily (home based)
“My name is Tessa and I have been with Axcis since July 2013. I started off as a graduate recruitment consultant and was quickly promoted after a year. My role started to change in where I was given more responsibility every time I was promoted which has landed me in the position I am in today – as one of the Team Leaders at Axcis Education. I currently run a small team of 2 and couldn’t be happier. I made it clear to my managers from the beginning that eventually I would like to manage a small team and with, hard work, training and coaching, we made it happen! I can honestly say I am happy working for Axcis Education and if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be here!” Tessa, Axcis London
Do you want to work for Axcis?
If you’re interested in working for this fantastic company, why not take a look at our internal vacancies? As a growing company, we are always on the look out for fresh talent – whether you are a sales person, administration professional or simply looking for a change, we’d be interested in hearing from you. We are also always on the look out for teaching and support staff for the schools we work with, so if an office role isn’t for you, why not register for work in one of the schools we support?