The App has been launched by international teacher recruiting specialists, Teachers International Consultancy (TIC).
“We know from talking with teachers that they have no time during the working week to hunt for new jobs; they need something accessible , literally within a couple of seconds, otherwise they end up missing opportunities,” says Director of TIC, Andrew Wigford. “We decided that an App was the easiest solution for them.”
“Right now, jobs in international schools are coming in every day,” says Andrew Wigford. “Teachers want to respond quickly to ensure they are in the selection process for the best schools. The App makes this possible to do.”
Expat teacher Martin McPherson from Canada who is currently teaching in Qatar (at the Qatar International School) says: “A job hunting App is a great idea! I’m loving teaching internationally and hope to move on to another school in another country when my contact ends here. Life is busy; there’s great learning going on here and the social life is excellent too. I don’t want to be stuck at my laptop making sure I keep track of the best jobs as they come available. I can now do it on the go.”
Martin hopes to return to teaching in Canada in a few years’ time. “I know I’ll return to Canada as a better teacher; with new learning and teaching skills that I’ve gained from my international colleagues, amazing international experiences that I’ll be able to draw upon, far better global understanding, and more sensitivity to the needs of international and EASL students.”
There are currently over 7,000 international schools around the world and most are recruiting now for teachers for the 2014-2015 academic year. International schools teach in the language of English and currently employ over 300,000 qualified teachers, the most popular who are fully qualified, experienced expat teachers, particularly those from English-speaking countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. International schools teach a mix of expatriate children and local children who choose the high standard, English-speaking education to achieve places at the world’s best universities.
TIC provides a recruitment and support service to qualified teachers who want to work overseas. Teachers can access advice and details of available jobs through the TIC Recruitment App which is available free for iPhones or Android on App Store and Google Play. Information is also available at www.ticrecruitment.com
For more information contact:
Teachers International Consultancy