If you are looking to join us, there are a few steps to go through before we can offer you work:
1. Register your Interest
You can do this by using the link on the website (‘sign up here’ top right of page), ringing the office or by emailing the office. This will tell us that you are looking to join Apple A Day and give us some information about your qualifications and requirements from supply work to ensure that we can help you. You may also ask any questions that you may have to ensure that we can fulfill your requirements before completing any further steps.
2. Complete an Application Form
Once you’ve shown an interest in joining, one of our team will send you our application form. This needs to be completed with no gaps. All gaps in employment should be included, all previous experience and qualifications, and a personal statement discussing your experience and how you can apply it to supply teaching. We will also ask you for your address, contact details, Teacher Reference Number, National Insurance number and for two professional references. In regards to safeguarding, there are also some questions that you are required to answer. If you have anything to declare, you don’t have to at this time, but any declarations should be put in a separate envelope for us to open before interview. If we have any concerns about anything on your application form, we will contact you to enquire. Please note: All information is confidential and will only be used for employment at Apple A Day Supply.
Providing that your application form is successful, we will invite you to meet with us at our office. You will meet two of our trained Recruitment Consultants to discuss your teaching experience, safeguarding and what type of work you are looking for. We will also tell you about how we work, what we offer our teachers and answer any questions that you may have. If you are successful, we will take copies of your paperwork there and then. We will need from you: • 2 forms of ID e.g. Driving license, passport, birth certificate. • 1 proof of address e.g. a utility bill dated in the last 3 months (A full list of accepted ID can be found on the DBS website) • Your teaching qualification certificates • Your original DBS certificate if on the update service (we will check at interview). If you need a new one, you will need to bring cash or a cheque to pay for one to be completed. All information needed on this will be emailed to you when confirming you interview • Proof of National Insurance • Proof of Teacher Reference Number • Proof of Safeguarding and Prevent training dated within the year. Don’t worry if you don’t have this, we can advise you on how complete them. We will then go through your contract and other paperwork. You can take this away to read or have a cuppa and read in the office; we don’t mind.
4. After the Interview
After your interview, our staff will contact references, check your qualifications and ID, and complete a DBS application if needed. Once successfully completed, we will ask for a photograph from you which will be used for your name badge. The time for all to be completed varies depending on what is needed (DBS checks can sometimes take a few weeks) and how quickly everything comes back to us (references can slow things down so it is a good idea if you contact them to let them know we will be in touch). On average Teachers are ready to start working from us from 3 days-3 weeks. Obviously we want to help you start working as quickly as possible but without cutting any corners!