How we support international teachers

Are you considering an international teaching post for August 2024? 

Here are some of the benefits of working with an international teaching recruitment agency to support you in finding your next international teaching or leadership adventure!

As the international education market develops and more and more options become available for international teachers and leaders, an increasing number of educators are exploring the range of opportunities that come with teaching abroad. Not to mention the unprecedented demand there is for qualified teachers worldwide, it goes without saying that the intricate process of finding the right international teaching position can be a daunting task. This is where the expertise of an international teaching recruitment agency proves invaluable. There are numerous benefits of collaborating with an agency such as Compass Education and we can streamline your journey towards a rewarding international teaching career. Here are some of the benefits we can offer :

Unmatched Expertise

We specialize in connecting qualified educators with reputable schools around the globe. Our dedicated teams possess a deep understanding of the international education sector and are well-versed in the unique requirements of international schools. We know our clients (international schools) well and are therefore able to provide up to date information and help find the right roles for candidates.

Extensive Network of Schools

One of the primary advantages of working with an international teaching recruitment agency is the expansive network we have cultivated over the years. We maintain relationships with a plethora of international schools, ranging from well-established institutions to new start-ups. We also work with international schools who support ECT’s, should that apply to you.

Streamlined Application Process

Navigating the intricate web of paperwork and requirements when applying for international teaching positions can be overwhelming. We serve as a liaison, simplifying the application process for you. From support in preparing your resume to obtaining necessary certifications, we guide you step by step, ensuring that all documentation is in order and submitted promptly.

Personalized Placement Assistance

Every educator has unique strengths, preferences, and career goals. We recognize this individuality and provide personalized placement assistance through an initial on-line screening interview. This enables us to better understand your experience, your subject expertise, and preferred locations, we can match you with schools that align with your professional aspirations. This personalized approach enhances job satisfaction and contributes to a successful teaching experience abroad.

Cultural Integration Support

At Compass we often invest in visits to the schools we work with which as well as getting to know our clients really well, also enables us to provide insights into the local culture and that of the school, to best advise our candidates.  First time international teachers often have questions about the local culture and customs and we are more than happy to provide this advice and support.

Financial Considerations and Benefits

Understanding the financial aspects of an international teaching position is crucial. Compass provides valuable insights into salary structures, cost of living in different regions, and additional benefits offered by schools. This transparency allows you to make informed decisions about your financial well-being while enjoying the unique perks associated with teaching abroad.

Ongoing Support During the Assignment

Once you secure an international teaching position, the journey is far from over. Compass remains in touch with its candidates, offering ongoing support up until arriving in country to start your contract.  We will also connect you to other teachers in your new school so it doesn’t feel too unfamiliar upon arrival!


In conclusion, embarking on an international teaching career is a transformative adventure, and partnering with an international teaching recruitment agency can significantly enhance this experience. From personalized placement assistance to ongoing support until you begin your contract, we will play a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless transition and a successful teaching experience abroad.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What qualifications do I need to work with an international teaching recruitment agency?

The international schools we work with typically require teachers to have a recognized teaching qualification, degree in your subject, relevant teaching experience, and fluency in English. Additional requirements may vary based on the specific needs of schools and regions.

  1. How long does the placement process take?

The placement process duration varies, but on average, it takes a few weeks to a few months. Factors such as the time of year, the demand for teachers in specific regions, and the completeness of your application can influence the timeline.

  1. Are there fees associated with using an international teaching job agency?

No, there aren’t any associated costs for candidates working with us.

  1. Can I choose the location and type of school for my international teaching position?

Yes, and the more research you do the better.  By communicating your desired location, type of school, and other preferences, we work with you to find a placement that aligns with your professional and personal goals.



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