Posted: Wed 12th Oct 2016

Caerphilly Based Recruitment Firm Awarded Grant By Caerphilly Council

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 12th, 2016

A new Caerphilly based recruitment company has received a Business Development Grant thanks to Caerphilly County Borough Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Teach 1st Education Recruitment Ltd, based at Western Industrial Estate in Caerphilly recently received grant funding from Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Business Development Grant Scheme which contributed towards their set up costs, including marketing, a website and signage. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Teach 1st Education Recruitment was formed in May 2016 by Mark Evans. The business specialises in supplying teaching and support staff to schools on temporary and permanent positions. Teach 1st Recruitment supply experienced primary and secondary teachers, cover supervisors, support assistants, administration staff, examination invigilators and other education related workers at foundation, primary, secondary and further education sectors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mark Evans, Director of Teach 1st Education Recruitment said: “There is a huge need for good quality supply and permanent staff within our schools, as a teacher for over 20 years there is a huge shortfall of good quality temporary candidates being placed into our schools by some of the larger supply agency chains. Teach 1st Education complete intensive interviews and are selective with the personnel we recruit. All of our teachers and support staff are valued, upskilled and have access to many benefits including lifestyle benefits as standard. We offer a high end service to schools and make school budgets go further, ultimately ensuring that every child matters and has access to a high standard provision for learning in the absence of permanent teachers”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He continued: “Thank you to Caerphilly County Borough Council for providing Teach 1st Education Recruitment Ltd with a business development grant, which has assisted with our initial start-up costs. As members of the Institute of Recruiters, Teach 1st Recruitment provides high quality teachers and educational staff to all levels within the education sector”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration and Sustainable Development said: “I am thrilled that Caerphilly County Borough Council was able to provide Teach 1st Education Recruitment Ltd with a Business Development Grant, which has been used to fund marketing, a website and signage. This will provide a fantastic foundation on which the business can continue to grow.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All interested schools and teaching staff looking for high standard temporary and permanent workers are invited to call Teach 1st on 02920 884999 or email Mark at for a free consultation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To qualify for a Business Development Grant, the business must be established in Caerphilly county borough or the individual a resident of Caerphilly county borough and setting the business up in the area. The business must be in the manufacturing or service to the manufacturing sector or a minimum of 60% business to business (customers must be other businesses as opposed to the general public). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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