We asked our staff what they thought about working for Axcis and this is what they said:
Sarah, Axcis Manchester
“Starting out my career as a SEND consultant at a large corporate company was a great grounding for my career. It taught me so much, some really positive things, and some ‘how not to do it’s’. After a successful career as a consultant and team leader I decided I wanted more from my working life and started to speak to other companies. I was certain I didn’t want to work for another ‘corporate machine’ but found myself quite nervous about the idea of a smaller agency. I was approached by Axcis and I immediately knew this was the company I wanted to work for. Spending my career so far as a SEND specialist in a team of people who didn’t understand SEND was one of my biggest frustrations, I may be biased but I truly believe to be successful in this market you have to have a real passion for the end result-helping children with additional needs to succeed. It was clear from the very first contact with Axcis that this was at the heart of everything they do, and it is great to be working with not just a team but a company of like minded people.” Sarah, Axcis Manchester
“My name is Tom and I used to be a Primary and SEN Teacher before I moved into recruitment. I have only worked for Axcis for a few months but in the short time that I have been here I already feel like a valued member of the team. The strong ethic of collaboration and support from everyone within the company has helped me settle in and feel at home very quickly. There is always a positive atmosphere in the office with a focus on celebrating achievements and recognising success, with weekly awards going to those who have excelled that week. When I moved into recruitment I expected a cut-throat, sales-driven experience, however working for Axcis is not like that; Axcis has a focus on it’s employees and the leadership team here do their best to train and support you to get you where you want to be. I can easily say that working for Axcis has been a hugely positive experience so far and I am looking forward to growing within the company in the years to come!” Tom, Axcis London
Amanda, Axcis Manchester
“I have been working in education recruitment since 2013 and prior to this, I worked for over a decade in commercial recruitment, progressing from trainee consultant to branch manager. During this time, I feel that I have gained a strong understanding of the process of recruitment, as well as the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) sector. I am passionate about supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities because I feel that all children, regardless of their personal situation, should receive the best level of learning, care and support possible to ensure they develop well and get the best start in life. Having experienced and worked with two other education agencies, and having been forced to work in a really aggressive environment/way in the past, totally against my personality and selling style. I now feel over the moon, to have a career with Axcis. Axcis are totally different to other agencies I have worked for. Friendly and not at all pushy in their approach to sales and clients. Axcis are supportive, friendly with a real family feel, difference is, they actually care about their employees. Pay and commission is one of the best in the area. Having worked in both the Liverpool and more recently in the Manchester branch, I enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere, its work but its fun at the same time. I would sincerely recommend other consultants to work for Axcis, it’s a career and not ‘just a job’.”Amanda, Axcis Manchester
Victoria, Axcis 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
Tessa, Axcis London
“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?
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