New Directions Education Cardiff is the flagship office for our business. Centrally located in the heart of the city in Bute Terrace, this head office was the premier operation for the team in 1999. The team in Cardiff is the largest of all our recruitment businesses across the UK. The dedicated consultants operate across South and mid Wales in recruiting staff for the education sector. As well as providing a professional recruitment service, New Directions also offers a wide range of training courses to support our clients and candidates continuous professional development.
The Cardiff office recruits for primary, secondary, Additional Learning Needs (ALN) schools and FE colleges from short-term cover to long-term supply. By working closely with schools they provide the right solution the first time.
New Directions is a member of the education division of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and an umbrella body of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
We cover the following areas: Cardiff, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT), Merthyr Tydfil, Powys, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport and Caerphilly.
We recruit for the following positions: Cover Supervisor, Secondary Teachers (all subjects), Primary – Foundation, Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2 (KS2), Nursery Nurses, Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Caretakers, Cleaners, Lunch Time Supervisors, Administration posts, Business Managers, Science Technicians, ICT Technicians, Exam Invigilators, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Student Teachers, Additional Learning Needs (ALN) staff including Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teachers.
- The Cardiff office is New Directions Education flagship office, and is home to over 25 recruitment experts to the sector.
- Since the business opened in 1999, the team have registered a whopping 15,000 candidates.
- New Directions Education in Wales is the preferred or contracted supplier to the education community across the country.
- Since the Cardiff office opened its doors, it has raised over £100,000 for local charities and initiatives.
- In 2012 the business was named as a ‘Hot 100’ recruitment company. The first agency in Wales to receive the accolade.
Gary Williams – Group Director of Business Development and Sales
New Directions Education has been embedded within the community since 1999. Our business continues to grow from strength-to-strength annually. As well as traditional recruitment for the education sector, we offer a bi-lingual service with our Welsh language medium desk, which now accounts for 10% of our overall business.
We also set up an in-house training team in direct response to the very real needs of the education personnel we work in partnership with. Our links with ASCL and the NAHT have further strengthened our capabilities to provide the right service, the first time to both our candidates and clients.
Our Latest Testimonial
I am a specialist Additional Learning Needs Teacher and I have worked for New Directions for almost 5 years. I feel I have an excellent relationship with my Account Manager, she maintains regular contact and is always friendly, providing as much information about placements as she is able. She understands my work requirements and always strives to find placements that best suit them. I have been able to discuss issues that have arisen with confidence knowing that she will endeavour to find the best solution. It is a pleasure to work with her. I have always received an excellent service from all members of the Cardiff Additional Learning Needs Team and I have never had to chase an enquiry after I have made it. I have always been dealt with in a professional and friendly manner. The highlight of working with New Directions for me is being offered appropriate positions by someone who understands the work I wish to do. I would recommend working with New Directions.
Paul, Additional Learning Needs Teacher, Powys