I will be starting my 7th year teaching in the UAE and this is the second time I have used the services of Astute Education.
Working with Colin has been a breeze! The admin and documentation side of getting a teaching job in the UAE can be quite an arduous and time-consuming task but Colin made the process a lot easier. He is with you every step of the process, is clear with his communication and extremely quick in answering your queries (and trust me, I asked A LOT of questions!!).
I’ve had experience with a couple of other recruiters and was not impressed as I just felt like a number to them. Colin / Astute have that personal touch where they get to know you as a person and you feel like they actually care. Colin has a very friendly yet professional approach which for me are important characteristics when working with a recruiter and makes Astute stand out as the go-to recruiters for international teaching roles.
If you’d like to work with a recruitment agency with a caring, professional and personal touch then I would not hesitate to recommend Astute Education!
As recruitment agencies go, Astute Education is a fantastic company! Colin is brilliant: he kept in regular communication with me, secured an interview for me in next to no time and before I knew it I was offered a fantastic job in my number one choice of country! I would highly and wholeheartedly recommend Astute Education to anyone! Thanks again Colin!
As a single-parent I’m not the easiest person to relax and let others take control of life changing things for me, but Colin managed everything for me and my two children to relocate! From finding a school in the UAE that matched my family needs, organising paperwork in advance for an interview, keeping me updated every step of the way and listening to me offload about my day aside from applying, Colin has been superb. Astute is a reputable company that are direct, honest yet professional with you. I appreciate his efforts from the start of the process and even still going the extra mile, regardless of the 3 hour difference, to help in overwhelming situations now that we’ve moved. He’s a credit to the company. I’m so grateful I can share how great he is for others to comfortably trust in this company.
Fast, efficient , honest. Really good communication with agent and very helpful advice given as you go through the process of relocating. Excellent
I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for the incredible support I received from Astute Agency in securing my dream job. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication truly set them apart from other recruitment agencies.
From the moment I contacted them, I was impressed by their prompt response and personalized approach. Their team took the time to understand my career goals, skills, and interests, ensuring that they found the perfect fit for me. They provided valuable advice, guidance, and interview preparation that boosted my confidence and improved my chances of success.
What impressed me the most was their commitment to keeping me informed throughout the entire process. Ruth Leeson ensured that I had a clear understanding of each step, providing regular updates and promptly addressing any queries or concerns I had. This level of communication demonstrates their professionalism and commitment to their clients.
The agency’s extensive network and strong relationships with reputable companies enabled them to uncover opportunities that I would not have found on my own. Their ability to match my qualifications and preferences with the right job further emphasizes their expertise and commitment to their clients’ success.
I am grateful for the guidance and support provided by Astute Agency throughout my job search journey. They truly went above and beyond to ensure that I found a job that not only met my expectations but exceeded them. I highly recommend Ruth Leeson and her team to anyone seeking assistance in their job search. Their professionalism, personalized approach, and unwavering dedication make them a standout agency in the field of recruitment.
A huge thanks to Colin from Astute who helped me with my job he was professional and considerate in assisting me to find a position and take into account family situations which I highly appreciated his efforts and support throughout. A Massive thanks!
I first came into contact with Astute back in 2016 and have kept in contact with them since.
They have always been professional, caring and have kept in the loop with any interesting job opportunities.
They prepare you well for the job opportunities and ensure that you a suitable candidate. They are highly recommended from me and my friends who have used their services.
First of all I would like to thank Astute team especially Colin, Jake and Ruth for their patience through out the long process.
Ruth you are a legend,
Be able to work with administration in the Middle East not an easy take , working on a different time, different needs and different mentality,
I believe that is why you are there.
You handled everything professionally.
Without our faith in god and you we would have give up long time ago.
Thank you for everything
All the best for Astute team.
I was put in contact with Colin from Astute when I applied for a teaching position at a particular school. Colin was extremely helpful and professional from organizing an interview for me to helping me sort out documents and even guiding me through different processes required by the school during the recruitment phase. At a time which can be extremely stressful for people seeking employment, Colin’s helpful and supportive nature really stood out. The whole process was quick and efficient and I had constant communication with Colin and the potential school by using him as a recruiter. I would highly recommend Astute and Colin to help you acquire you new job role.
Erin – PE Teacher, Abu Dhabi, UAE
I would like to applaud, thank and acknowledge Astute Education for the wonderful work they did for me.
I applied and from the very first time they contacted me they were so professional, pleasant, polite and they were reassuring. They got the job done. I was able to go about my busy schedule whilst they facilitated the next important stage in my life in an effective and positive way.
From Colin to Ruth who would keep me updated and ensure that I did what was required on time and well every single time.
Bearing in mind that I was going to a place I’d never seen before (UAE) in a way I’d never tried before (use of an agency, let alone one I only knew online) Ruth’s reassuring and never overbearing demeanor made me feel safe and encouraged to explore the possibility.
I could say so much 😀, I’m super happy and elated that I met this amazing agency.
Ruth Leeson and her team at Astute Education are the best! Ruth is really wonderful. I cannot speak enough of how helpful it was to have her guidance and help throughout this long process that I started on 3rd of January 2023 till now that I have gotten an awesome opportunity in Abu Dhabi. Ruth was very caring, professional and meticulous. No matter how many obstacles I faced along the way, Ruth always had a quick solution to the problem. I can’t thank her enough for her kindness, patience, encouragement, quick updates and responses to my many emails. Ruth was there all the way working so hard for me, even when I was almost giving up. I would never have been able to complete this process without her sincere efforts, cool headed and confident approach to every problem I brought to her. I hope everyone else will be lucky enough to work with Ruth and her team at Astute Education. You can sincerely feel the care, passion, professionalism, and commitment they have; they really go above and beyond for you. Thank you so much. I am off to start my new journey all thanks to Ruth Leeson and her team at Astute Education. Be blessed.
You will find Astute Education to have excellent attention to detail , efficient and caring. Recruiter Colin sourced a particular position suited to my needs and for the needs of the employer. Most excellent and a pleasure to work with!
I cannot speak highly enough of Colin. The support was above and beyond any recruiter I have dealt with on every level. 10/10 Above and Beyond!
Colin and Jake have been fantastic. Although I didn’t get the one job, they kept me updated about new positions that matched my profile as they became available. I was successful in getting a job in the UAE and their communication was always prompt and helpful.
I applied through Astute for a job in U.A.E and Colin did a fantastic job throughout the process of interviews, IELTS, contract stages and move. I will not hesitate recommending anyone using Astute Education.
I start the process to the UAE in 2019/2020. Unfortunately or let say fortunately the Covid came along and everything was stopped. Upon opening the boarders, Astute contacted me whether I want to go ahead with which I responded yes. At that time I have received an offer and have responded to it. Whilst working on it, I was asked if I want to be considered for another job that just came and interviewing within days. I agreed to that and had the interview which I was successful and Astute began collecting the documents required and kept me posted at any progress. They even sent me whatapp messages so that I can react or respond quickly. Through that I am now in Abu Dhabi going through the settlement processes.
I will recommend any of you to use them and I will be here to support you, should you come to Abu Dhabi.
Thank you all the team of Astute.
The team at Astute were helpful and wonderful from the initial stages of my application for a teaching job abroad, until the very end (and even after, messaging to check in which was super thoughtful)! Communication was efficient all throughout the process. Colin and Jake were reassuring, extremely helpful, informative, professional, and I am beyond thankful for them and their team. It has been almost a year now and I am grateful and glad that I pursued an application via Astute Education. (:
Thank you very much!
Honestly could not recommend Jake and Colin enough, they are a credit to themselves in what they do. I have dealt with many recruitment companies both inside and outside the UAE for many years and have had top class service from Astute. They are extremely good for keeping in contact and making sure everything is going smoothly through the whole recruitment process. I unfortunately had visa troubles this year in the UAE and the guys were very patient and completely put my mind at ease over the few weeks during a very stressful time. I cannot recommend them enough, they are an absolute pleasure to deal with. Really looking forward to working with them again at some stage in the future. Thanks so much again for everything Jake and Colin!
Throughout the whole process and each stage Astute Education have been so helpful. If I was unsure about anything they would respond quickly to my emails or messages, gave a lot of guidance throughout. I would like to say thank you to Colin as he was a huge help and kept me in the loop with everything throughout. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for jobs to teach abroad then to go through Astute education.
Astute Education are an exceptionally professional, trustworthy and supportive recruiter- virtues that are rarely seen in many recruiting companies these days. Colin, at Astute Education, provided me with the very best possible chance of getting the teaching position that I applied for through his continued hard work, dedication and commitment. I have worked for several large education providers around the world, but this is the first time that I have experienced such a high level of competency, integrity and honesty when applying for a teaching job. Needless to say, I was exceptionally impressed with the successful result of my application and the way in which the whole process was wisely handled. Astute Education excels in finding teachers the best appointments available.
Astute Education were a fantastic help to me finding work abroad. I was dealing with Colin and Jake, and they were great. Any questions that I had, they answered and they were instrumental in getting me interviews and in contact with potential employers. I was in contact with a few education agencies but Astute Education were without doubt the best. Thanks again guys!
Astute have guided me throughout the long recruitment process and helped me navigate all the hurdles. They’re fast to respond, listened to everything I needed, and knew how to get the right results.
I first registered with Astute Education in July 2020, (I had returned to the UK after teaching in Bangkok) and was immediately struck by their professional, honest and friendly communications. I was registered with several teaching agencies in Liverpool, but wanted to experience international teaching again, particularly in Spain. Jake was honest enough to let me know that, due to the pandemic, it was looking unlikely that I would secure a position for September. He was professional throught my dealings witgh him and friendly enough to regularly enquire as to my availability.
I was supply teaching in my home city from September 2020. An opportunity arose in early October for a position in Tenerife, which Jake asked whether I would be interested. He had clearly read my CV and understood my requirements. I was asked to informal interview in November and then again for formal interview a week later. Jake was tireless, I was working full time and didn’t have the capacity to conduct emails etc, to be able to communicate with the school, who were looking for a Year 5 teacher, to start in January 2021.
I was successful in securing the position and am now living, (turned out they wanted me to start ASAP), in a beautiful place called El Medano on the Tenerife south coast.
My teaching career, which started in 2002, has given me opportunities in Liverpool, Manchester and London, (where I left my Deputy Head post) in July 2019. I taught in Bangkok and am now in Tenerife.
I can absolutely recommend Astute Education for their qualities mentioned. I will most certainly be contacting Jake again if my circumstances change and need support in securing a future international role.
I was interviewed for the post of teacher at MOE UAE in March 2019. Astute Education has been my guide through out the whole journey of pre employment. I can’t be more greatful to them than I already am. Ruth & Chloe have provided their best to me. They worked selflessly on my documents throughout this and always got the best of it. I appreciate all the hardwork that you guys have put into this. Today I have completed 4 months as a teacher in the MOE, UAE and life couldn’t be any better. All thanks to Astute Education.
The Astute Education team is simply the best. They guide you step by step through the application process. Furthermore, they prepare you well for the interviews and for settling in your new job. They are patient, diligent and always available to respond to your questions and need. I could not have gone through the process without them. Special thanks to Chloe for her hard work!
Astute Education have been awesome in managing my recruitment process to work as a teacher in the UAE. I was very pleased by the standard of support, advice and guidance especially by Colin and Jake. They were extremely helpful and attentive to my questions and needs. As a result, my family and I had a smooth transition relocating to UAE with their help.
Thanks again Astute Education for your wonderful service. Highly recommended!
I couldn’t thank the team at Astute Education enough for helping me throughout the whole process of getting started in my new teaching role in the UAE! Jake and Chloe guided me through each stage of the process and was always there when I needed additional help and support. Due to the amazing support that I received I found the process very easy and straightforward. I would recommend Astute Education to anyone who was interested in teaching abroad. Thank you Jake and Chloe!
You guys are very organised with everything. I like that you keep following up with the candidates and explain to them each and every step of every procedure to be completed.
They answer all the queries.
Moving countries to work can be really daunting and frustrating but the team at Astute Education are phenomenal. Not only are their communication skills quick and frequent but they regularly check up on you and are understanding taking into account your concerns. Additionally they eloquently explain what is required of you and reassure you every step of the way. Absolutely fantastic service.
Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Ruth, Jake and Chloe who facilitated the whole process from start to finish for my emigration to the UAE. They were very efficient in keeping in contact with me and were super apologetic for the (many) delays in getting over here but it has all been worth it. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough! They were really reliable and I genuinely felt valued as someone using their service. I had read their previous reviews before I went with them and they were all brilliant and I found that to be my experience also. Best wishes to all the team!
If I am to describe what ASTUTE Education is I can find no better way than describing them as follows:-
A-Authentic: They are authentic to the core
S- Solving: They have a solution for nearly all your queries
T- Transformer: They transform you from a candidate to a Hired Professional
U- Uniform: They are Professionals who are – Steady, constant and unvarying
T- Teamwork: Their Team Chloe, Ruth and Colin work in perfect rhythm.
E- Eternal: I will always admire them for their Everlasting Support.
So thanks for being with me throughout my selection process.
Astute Education were amazing from the very beginning to the end!! Jake in particular was of great help!! He was very quick and efficient with the communication. I would recommend Jake (Astute Education) to anyone who is looking to work abroad. Thank you Jake for making it happen in the end!!! Very much appreciated.
Astute Education have been amazing in handling my recruitment process to work as a teacher in the UAE.
The team I had contact with (Jake, Ruth and Chloe) were so professional, patient and helpful throughout making the process straight forward and smooth as possible, despite the rollercoaster of emotions and expectations along the way.
Everything about the way they handled the process was pleasant and I couldn’t have had a better team to work with through it all.
I wish them all the best and a massive thank you!!!
Shout out to Ruth, Colin and Chloe for being so helpful and patient with me. I hounded them a lot with my questions, and they were always helpful, listening and prompt with their responses. They guided me thoroughly through the entire process. I wish them luck and success always.
I have been hired by the UAE MOE and Chloe from Astute is my mentor for this employment. Chloe is very professional and keeps you update for every small things, also it is very smooth process if you simply follow their instructions.
I will strongly recommend everyone to go through astute education, even if I will have to apply for another employment in future than also I will follow Astute.
I hope it will help you people.
Working with Astute Education was a very nice experience for me. All my queries were answered properly within a day mostly. They are very professional and all the information regarding the recruitment process was always accurate and complete. Good work.
The Astute Education, precisely suits the word Astute of Selection & Recruitment process. Since beginning till the landing day, very professional and very systematic conduction of this long process is the key feature. Without any trouble, smooth transactions and timely follow up and helps all through deserves great thanks. I met Colin & Ruth; both are smiling and winning personalities. 10 out of 10 points I would give for very efficient and clear transactions all through. Thanks Astute Education for being thoroughly professional & Astute of humanity.
I recommend Astute Education because they are trust worthy. With their guidance I was able to fulfil my dream to work In Middle East as science teacher. Excellent Staff members willing to answer any doubts. They are friendly and polite.
I am very much happy with them.
I must thank Colin, Ruth and Chloe for helping me.
Its a pleasure to work with astute education in endeavour to search my dream job.
Their attitude was professional through out and also the personalized attention was most appreciable.
I would like to thanks and STRONGLY RECOMMEND whole astute team and especially Chloe who helped me at every step in whole journey.
My experience working with astute has been smooth flowing mostly. The team handled my application well. Jake in particular was extremely helpful during the whole process. He did his best to reassure and update me along the way.
Thank you to the Astute Education family for making my move to the UAE such a calm and friendly process! Chloe helped me with the many questions I had and tried to get me over as soon as possible, despite the delays I was facing. My only suggestion is that, in the time of waiting for the mobilization date, Astute sends out more regular emails (even if there’s no news); it just helps to calm the nerves and lets us know you haven’t forgotten about us 🙂 thank you thank you thank you! Cannot recommend them enough!
Astute Education is one of the finest placement consultancy. It has given all the required assistance, provided necessary data for entire recruitment process. It communicated whenever required.
I thank Astute very much.
You have been a great help since the day-1, thank you so much for your patient and clearing my so many doubts. Without your help it would have never been possible. Heartily thank you.
The process from Astute has been remarkably efficient and I have really appreciated the constant contact and updates. I believe it’s taken just over 3 months from first applying to having my flights booked, which pales into insignificance compared to the year and a half I had been waiting on other job prospects.
service provided by Astute Education. I have received constant communication
and helpful information which have resulted in my experience being very
positive and straight forward. Any queries that I had were dealt with quickly
and the team are always happy to help.
I would highly
recommend Astute Education to anyone looking to teach abroad.’
Astute Education is the place to go if you are anticipating, considering or ready for a career abroad as a Teacher. What started as a general application; showing initial interest by submitting a cover letter followed with my CV, got me a Teaching job in the UAE. Of course, there was more involved with the process such as the waiting period with interview dates but again, that’s all thanks to Ruth keeping me informed & reassuring me about my application progressing altogether any changes/updates in the MOE. Thanks to Colin & Ruth, they were the on the date of the interview which was nice to see (as Astute Education are an agency based outside of London
I found Astute Education to be very efficient from the word go. They are a hardworking, dedicated team, that are always there to answer any questions or queries. Although it has been a long process, Astute Education guided you through each stage and kept you updated; they are an honest and reliable company. Thank you for everything and helping me land my dream role.
Astute education has been amazing throughout the whole process. The team had been very informative and answered all of my questions and worries. Thank you guys so much.
I would like to say that hands down the best agency. I have always been reluctant about working with any agency but with Astute, the promises were delivered. I received a response within 24 hours and the processing of my application was dealt with amazingly. The information and preparation for the interview was fantastic, always on hand to help and answer any questions. I felt safe and assured! Thank you to Danielle for processing and believing in my application when other agencies didn’t even bother to respond to me, also thank you to Rachel and Ruth for constant communication with me.
I have found Astute Education recruitment to be reliable and proficient in their dealing. They were able to arrange for an interview – preferred location) and then informed me the next working day of being successful. Ruth has been very supportive in her dealings with myself along Colin who initially passed me over. They both seem to have a greater in depth understanding and knowledge of their role and what’s expected of them. Astute provided me with details of the process and when to be ready. However, one thing I would say is that I wish the agency had a broader idea and outcomes of visa and schedule upon arrival. All in all, Astute has been great and had a wonderful experience which I will not forget easily. Especially during the few weeks before flying out of the country. I would recommend them as they deserve and worked hard on my behalf, compared to the other agencies out there.
Astute Education’s support was invaluable in acquiring my current teaching position. Colin and Ruth’s assistance from application through to arrival in the UAE was second to none. They were there to assist through every step and were open, honest and helpful whenever I had questions. I would thoroughly recommend them to any prospective teachers looking for their next career challenge.
Over the course of my application, interview and recruitment process yourself and the Astute admin team have been incredibly helpful, supportive and informative.
Astute Education has continued to support me from my initial application, through the entire selection process and beyond. I have been hand held through a process that was new to me, having applied for an overseas posting for the first time. Especially useful was the information I received about the processes involved in legalizing documents and obtaining the entry visa for the UAE. In addition, they provided the crucial link between the employer and myself, proactively keeping both parties updated and informed, thereby ensuring a mutually beneficial and effective recruitment process. I have found all the staff extremely helpful regardless of the time of day. On occasions I have had the need to call them on Sunday or late in the evening and nothing has been too much trouble.
I am really impressed with the personalised recruitment service that Astute offer. From recommending vacancies suited to individual skills set, to the on going support and advice throughout the entire process, I would highly recommend Astute to potential candidates. The recruitment consultants are specialists in their field and are always on hand to answer any queries, in a friendly, approachable manner. From the initial decision making process on deciding which post to apply for, to the specific application and interview guidance, from the highly experienced recruitment consultants, maximise your outcome of securing a successful post. Astute is the recruitment consultancy that will enable you to achieve your career aspirations!
Astute Education. Helpful and friendly staff. After searching for a few weeks for a teaching job in South East Asia, I found an advertisement for a teaching job from Astute Education. I emailed the contact and had a reply and a phone conversation within the next couple of days. From there Astute where able to get in contact with the employer and arrange an interview the following week. The Astute staff, Colin, kept in contact throughout the process and offered support regarding my CV. I am now living and teaching in Kuala Lumpur and have even had a message from Astute a month down the line to check everything is going well. I would definitely use Astute Education in the future and recommend them for their personal and friendly service.
Astute organizes interviews in different UK cities and tests the subject knowledge of the candidates. I was offered a contract in Abu Dhabi and Astute worked with me and advised me through the acceptance process, and contacted me when I arrived at my destination. Their staff were always available to answer questions and offer reassurance. They come and visit on site so they know what the working conditions are really like. I have found them very helpful and I’ve also found them to be in continual contact seeking progress updates for the earlier part of your stay in UAE. After a very nervous journey out I am very happy with my job and with the support offered by Astute.
When I began looking for an international teaching post I contacted Colin at Astute Education with regards to finding a position in Spain. Sadly the first position that I applied for was unsuccessful but a few weeks later Colin contacted me about an opportunity that had just become available. Within 24 hours I had an interview via Skype with the Head Teacher and I’m very happy to report that I am just about to start my 3rd full week of teaching in my new role as an ICT Teacher in an international school in Murcia. The advice and support that I received prior to, and during the interview process, from Colin at Astute Education was excellent. Astute Education provide a very professional but more importantly a very personal service and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else who is looking for an international teaching post.
Absolutely the slickest agency I’ve ever been in contact with. From the moment they made contact with me, to when I got my job and arrived in Abu Dhabi, Colin and Ruth held my hand and walked me through the whole, complicated process, and were always available to update me and answer any questions. 5 Stars!
Colin and the Astute team got my interview set up and worked with me tirelessly until I finally made it over to The UAE. They followed up on my numerous emails and kept me in contact with my current employer. Great team with which to work.
I went through Astute Education to get a job abroad. Being really honest I found the team very helpful and supportive. Someone was always on the other end of the line to help in the best way they possibly could. Colin always does his best as does Ruth and there were many times when I would either drop these guys an email or text and they would get back to me as soon as. The experience is amazing it’s not about making mega bucks but having a quality lifestyle change and that makes a huge difference when you are supported as any move can prove to have some difficulties. One thing for sure is I can even now pick up the phone to Colin and he will do what he can!
Astute Education fully supported me through the whole process from beginning to the end. I found them to be helpful, knowledgeable and always on hand to offer advice! Having never worked abroad before I was unsure of what to expect but Astute Education gave me all the help, advice and support that I needed to complete the process.I know I could not have done it without them. Astute Education does provide an impeccable personal and friendly Recruitment service. I can’t thank Colin and Ruth enough for all the help and support I received, always having time to talk, explain the process and complete my recruiting application efficiently and effectively. Astute Education does deliver the best teaching Recruitment service. If you feel you need a new teaching challenge, contact Astute Education, they will provide the perfect platform for you to explore new, exciting teaching possibilities worldwide. What are you waiting for, go for it, I know I’m glad I did
I have found Astute staff to be professional, proactive and efficient in their endeavours to prepare me as best they could for the teaching post in Abu Dhabi. Colin and Ruth have both been on the ball from the on set, from getting me an interview in less than a week, making the interview process less daunting with their friendly, out going personas and keeping me abreast of all developments every step of the way throughout the 5 1/2 month wait till I received my final contract.Thank you both, really, for being an agency I can trust and depend on. I would use you again and I would highly recommend anyone who perhaps has lost all hope in agencies, like I had before I met these two, but needs dedicated support in making the huge decision to relocate abroad
When myself and my family decided to move to the UAE, we knew it was going to wrench to leave family, friends and our stable jobs in the UK and heading off into the relative unknown. However, thanks to Colin and Ruth at Astute we always felt we had the support and guidance we needed whenever we needed it.Thanks again for all your help Colin (and Ruth).
I have found the services of Astute to be reliable, prompt and efficient. Colin has been extremely helpful with my mass of questions, he put my mind at ease about my move abroad and I am very pleased with the service I have received.Thank you for your help would defiantly recommend you Colin.
I was not really sure what I was getting into when I decided to apply to teach abroad after 17 years at international School Seychelles. Coming across Colin and Ruth at Astute Education made the experience much less daunting than I thought. I am now on my way to a new job and looking forward to it too. Thank you, Colin, and Ruth. Your help greatly appreciated.
Having made the monumental decision to move my family to the UAE, I was very lucky to discover Colin at Astute Education. He provided me with endless amounts of advice and prompt replies to my endless questions. I could not speak highly enough of Colin and wholeheartedly recommend Astute to anyone looking to secure a job in the UAE.
I would like to thank you and your HR team for your professionalism and efficiency during the recruitment and relocation process. I would also like to thank Colin and Ruth for their professionalism and efficiency
Thank you all so much for your immense support with the transition into to the MoE project and dealing with all my uncertainties etc. Having being in Saudi 14 years I am quite sure at other end I will be fine!Just packing left for tonight
After 5 years of teaching ESL abroad (3 of those in the Middle East), Astute is the first agency that has treated me like a person and not just another number. I have been pleasantly surprised with the assistance Astute have offered from the initial application process through to my arrival in the UAE. Ruth and Colin have always replied to my emails promptly and have gone out of their way to answer my many questions and queries.I’m really happy and grateful for the service provided by Astute and would definitely recommend them. Thanks, Ruth and Colin!
Although this was not my first time working abroad, it was, however, my first time working through an agency. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was surely not disappointed with Astute! They answered all of my questions promptly and on time, they had always given all the information they possibly could have given the circumstances, and were very helpful in comforting me in my concerns. I arrived to the MOE program in the UAE with many other teachers, who were contracted through many other recruiters, and after talking with all the teachers, Astute Education was the only recruiter to have given us the proper information about the job, our specific work sites, and all other details that were necessary. No other recruitment agency was able to provide the details and support that Astute had. I highly suggest them for anyone who desires to work abroad and especially in this part of the world where proper documentation, authorization, and critical information are needed, because Astute Education had prepared me for this.
The professionalism and competency of Astute Education has exceeded expectations. They have been first class in all their dealings from day one from initial contact right up to the point of departure and beyond. It is reassuring to know that there are such world class professionals out there in this industry who have clearly demonstrated that their claims to care for both the teacher and the recruiter is patently obvious. Astute Education deserve this accolade for their excellent recruitment process. They guide candidates through the whole process, including the supporting documentation needed from initial interview process right through to flight departure and then invite feedback to ensure the whole process has been a smooth transition. This is clearly a recruiter who has a genuine care for their clients and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential recruiter or teacher.
Very professional team, lots of information given prior to the big move. Ruth especially helped smooth out the process and answered all questions. Would recommend.
I found Astute to be a very professional recruitment agency. The agents were also very patient with regards to answering the many questions that I had about my new job and new life in the UAE. When I spoke to my new colleagues who used other recruitment agencies, they thought that I was more prepared and informed than they were. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone.
The service that I received from Astute Education; and yourself in particular, has been second to none! You have been at hand to advise and reassure me through the process of moving to the UAE and commencing work with the MOE. I have spoken to other teachers who did not receive anywhere near as good help and commitment from other agencies. I would happily recommend you to others.
I am now here in UAE ready to start my induction and so far, the process has been great. The Astute team reassured me and kept me informed at each stage, from before the interview, the visa process, booking flights and what to do on arrival. They have been there to speak to at each stage. I am staying in the most fantastic hotel, arranged by Astute and the MOE. I would highly recommend working with Ruth, Colin and Rachel at Astute.
On the whole, I had a good experience with Astute. There was always support available when I needed it and each of the staff members I interacted with were professional and helpful. The one area I think could use improvement is the information you offer for the document attestation. Particularly for applicants from the U.S. Aside from that. I think you guys are doing good work there. Far better than some other recruiters I’ve worked with. I wish you all the best in the future. Be well and take care.
Astute have been terrific and made my job application and move to the UAE so easy. They answered all my many queries via email and telephone? quickly and effectively, keeping me updated with every move the Ministry made with my application. I really would recommend no other agency but Astute in making your massive decision of moving abroad easy. They are on top of getting you there and look after you like family
Astute Education were professional from the first time I made a tentative e mail query about working abroad. Throughout the recruitment process, they kept me informed as to progress and I always felt confident that I was dealing with the best agency for me. By the time I attended my face to face interview with my new employer, Ruth at Astute had provided all the information I needed and so I felt well prepared for the interview and test. I even got a phone call and pep talk from Colin on the morning of my interview in Manchester. What more could you ask? Thank you for all your help Astute.
Safely arrived. My sincerest thanks for all your work and help over these months. I’ve been continuously impressed by the professionalism and attention of Astute.
It was a pleasure liaising with Astute Education when seeking employment in the UAE, even through difficult times, they always went out of their way to provide me with feedback on my job application and their communication was very thorough. I am impressed with how they facilitated the recruitment process as a whole. Well done and thank you to the team at Astute.
Having seen an advertisement online by Astute Education seeking suitable candidates for a position working in the United Arab Emirates I attended an interview held in Manchester. The prior administration and information exchange from Astute was excellent enabling me to arrive fully prepared and well briefed as to the unfolding events that day. It was there I met a senior member of the Astute organisation, a Mrs. Ruth Leeson who is currently the Compliance and Finance Director. I found Ruth to be extremely helpful and supportive throughout the interview and vetting process, always going above and beyond for the job applicants and clearly the Astute clients. Astute education has proved itself to be a diligent and professional organisation with an excellent reputation that provides a first class service to both people like me, the job seeker, matching my skills and experience to a suitable employer. I would not hesitate in personally recommending both Ruth personally and Astute Education to employers and job seekers alike and can only thank you for the excellent service I have received throughout.
I have found the team at Astute Education to be both professional and friendly. I found all team members were prompt to help me with all stages, from my first step of application to very final step of being sent out. I found everybody there to be both hard working and attentive to any worries I had. I would certainly use them again and I would not hesitate to recommend Astute Education to any of my friends.
I would highly recommend Astute Education if you are considering teaching abroad. I found them totally professional and supportive in my career move and this life changing experience. From my initially inquiries, the interview, the paperwork, the hold ups
I would like to say I have been thoroughly impressed with Astute Education and would like to thank you and your colleagues for your assistance and professionalism during this whole period. I previously signed up with other agencies and many interviews you over the phone and promise to connect you to vacancies that suit your skills or inform you that you have an interview on a set date aboard but don’t have the common courtesy to inform you of additional details, which understandably left me disillusioned and frustrated. Your team has kept me in touch with every step along the process and has not left me in the dark once. So, thank you.
As a first time teacher abroad, Astute were extremely helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. They were always on hand to offer advice and answer my many questions. I would like to thank Astute Education for making myself and my family feel very safe and secure as I embark on this amazing adventure as a PE Teacher (Lead Trainer) in the United Arab Emirates.
To the Astute Team; Ruth, Rachel and Colin Farewell, and Goodbye! I am now in the process of saying all my goodbye’s and looking to start a new life in the UAE! I want to say a big thank you to the Astute team who have hugely contributed in shaping my future! I would like to express my sincere gratitude and vote of confidence to all of you, especially Ruth who has been a source of information, motivation, and encouragement. At times when I was waning and starting to doubt myself and the process she knew what to say and gave me words of wisdom. From my initial contact with Colin, he sent me the initial job description, talked through some of the benefits and challenges of living in the Middle East, I found the initial conversation with him full of knowledge and his wealth of experience was unquestionable. Thank you, Rachel, and the admin team in acknowledging all the documents required, you were always at the end of a phone to answer any queries or emails. Their positive attitude, wise words, and constant updates even when they hadn’t heard from government officials was reassuring to say the least. I found the whole process really encouraging, smooth and would highly recommend the Astute team to anyone who is thinking about securing a role overseas. The paperwork, documents and emails sent was enough to keep a positive outlook and to look forward to starting a new life abroad. I have a new lease of life, feeling confident that I have taken the right step towards my destiny and greatly appreciate the support and help the Astute team have given me.
Astute Education have been excellent in helping me secure a teaching position. They have been professional and helpful since day one and throughout the whole process. Ruth, Colin and all at Astute made the recruitment process so easy continually answering my questions and providing valuable feedback. Thank you so much team Astute for your endless help over these past few months.
A special thanks to you and your team for all the hard work over a long period of time. I have dealt with many agencies over the years ..and yours is one of the best. All good wishes.
Thank you for the e mail and I want to take the opportunity to thank you and everyone at astute for continued support and communication. From the interview, until now, everything has been smooth and although it is something that could be quite stressful, I have felt relaxed because of the help from you guys.Thanks again and I will continue to stay in contact when I arrive.
Astute Education have been brilliant from the original interview all the way through process to my move to the UAE. They have been so hopeful, Ruth especially, with all my issues. All my questions were answered and even issues with slow DBS checks were sorted out by astute. The icing on the cake was a welfare email upon my arrival in the UAE to make sure the transition was going well. I owe astute massive thanks and have been recommending them to my friends who want to follow in my foots steps thank you.
I found Astute to be amazing in planning and organising my move from Ireland to the UAE for a teaching position. I found them amazing at answering my many, many questions, that I had in relation to the move. A special thank you to Ruth Leeson who replied to the vast number of questions I had in relation to the job and location. I have recommended Astute to a few people since first starting the process and I will continue to do so due to their exceptional service.
Astute education is a small family run business. They are friendly, approachable and offer good advice to teachers looking for work in the UAE. I would recommend their business to anyone looking for work with MOE.
From my experience you did everything right. You have been honest, straight forward and reliable. Always offered to help at any point and are genuinely concerned to providing the best possible service. So, thank you again for everything. Kind regards
I believe applying through Astute to pursue my first teaching job in the Middle East was the best decision. The process was clear and smooth from start to finish. My questions were answered promptly and I was constantly kept up to date with information on the process of my application. We were given a lot of information in preparation for the transition. I found when we arrived that I was more informed than colleagues registered through other agencies. I would highly recommend Ruth and her team. Thanks guys!!!
Astute were extremely helpful throughout the whole application and recruitment process, I especially valued the personal service they provided. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of relocating to teach overseas.
From Rachel to Ruth and everyone in between, Astute has been fantastic. They are transparent, honest and extremely supportive of their recruits. In other words, an agency you can rely on and an agency that has total faith in you. I strongly recommend Astute to all and would like to take this opportunity to thank them
Securing employment in the Middle East can at times be quite complicated and frustrating. I was fortunate to have the recruiters at Astute Education assist me through the tricky process. They communicated clearly and replied promptly to my emails. From start to finish, I felt I had all the necessary information and I completed the process with confidence. I’m now a happy English teacher in the U.A.E and I would highly recommend Astute Education to others seeking employment in this region.
Working with Astute Education was a very smooth process throughout. They updated me at every opportunity and made sure that I was comfortable as moving abroad can be a daunting thing. I am now very happy in my role and am enjoying my new life in the UAE. Thank you Astute’
My experience with astute from the very beginning was excellent. From the point to where I applied for a teaching post to the moment I arrived at my new job, the astute team supported me through the whole process. They were very organised and made such a complicated application process straight forward. I was really pleased and satisfied with the regular communication and their constant update in the whole process. Overall I am very satisfied
I found Astute one of the most professional teams I have ever worked with. Anyone who has ever applied for an overseas teaching post will know the extreme stress that is associated with hearing back from your agent timely as they are the only ones who can advise you on the next step in your application process. Herein Astute Education has excelled in helping me with the demanding process which included flying to Sharjah from Riyadh to complete face to face interviews and supplying a seemingly endless array of documentation which changed weekly. The team were on top of all this administration and held my hand, taking me step by step through the process; always with an answer, always happy to help. I never had to send follow up e mails to request information
Whilst looking for a change in my life, to experience and live within different cultures at the heart of the transition was Astute Education. A big change in anybody’s life always has an element of anxiety and second guessing but the staff at Astute helped with sending the right information, and the right papers at the right time. The interview process was highly efficient, although Astute doesn’t have a great online presence, ultimately, it’s a good company, run by good people.
Applying for an overseas job and particularly my first job as a teacher was something I was bound to be anxious and nervous about. However, from the very first email from Astute I always felt the professionalism and most importantly the care in their communication. A lot of helpful tips and advice was offered and important information was given to me each step of the way. I extremely grateful for this life changing dream job they helped me get.
Astute really stands out when it comes to recruitment process made easy. Everyone was awesome in keeping me abreast throughout the process. Even when l was a little over anxious whether it was telephone calls and or bombarding them with emails, everyone there remained calm and extremely helpful. Despite the sheer volume of new recruits, they have to deal with at any given time, l was surprised but very impressed with the bespoke service they still manage to offer. In particular, thanks to Ruth, Colin and everyone behind the scenes who made sure my application went very smooth as it did.
Working with Astute was great! Very professional from the outset and all throughout the journey of securing a job in the Middle East. Would highly recommend their services.
The team at Astute led by my main contact, Ruth, are directly responsible for my current status as a well paid employee of the MoE in the UAE. Not only did they help to navigate the very long and arduous application process, but they also kept me informed when things WEREN’T happening. This helped me to know that they were still on top of my application, but just waiting for paperwork from the client. These quick, upbeat communications went a long way and kept me on board. Thank you!
I discovered Astute Education when I applied for this job. They had not been recommended, I had never heard of them. Now I recommend them at every possible opportunity. They are professional, friendly and well informed. I felt I was very well prepared for the first few days upon arrival
Working with Astute has been a very pleasant, straight forward experience. I have worked with many agencies, and this is the only one who seems to do a lot of work in the background, and the pressure does not fall on the client. Communication was very important throughout the whole process, which the team were very good at keeping candidates well informed. I would most certainly recommend Astute as an agency.
I had a very good experience working with Astute Education, very prompt and friendly staff ready to help
I found Astute Education to be professionally and efficiently run from my first contact with them through to receiving a job offer after interview. They were present at the interview and helped me and the other candidates through the process. I would definitely recommend! Honestly, thank you so much for putting me forward, you were really attentive and helpful throughout the whole process. Keep up the good work!
Astute Education is a great organisation that value their clients. The agents are very friendly and helpful, making sure they provide as much information as the possibly can. They made sure to always keep the client in the know. One thing I liked was their quick response time, any problem you had they would eagerly and swiftly try to deal with it. Thank you for all your help!
My experience with Astute has been an amazing and exciting one to say the least. Astute have been very supportive during my experience with them. Information received has been very prompt, this is extremely difficult especially with dealing with multiple time zones. For this reason, sending information back and forth between party and client has its difficulties, with this in mind the staff at Astute have always handled this very well telling me exactly what I need to know and what needs to be done of me. I have always been anxious as the opportunity that Astute provided is a once in a lifetime one. I remember waking up every morning and the first thing I would do is check my email to see if I have received something from Astute. Everything has been well organised from the moment I clicked apply, to the interview and the procedures that followed from that. I really don’t think they can improve on anything, everything has been faultless in my opinion. I would like to thank Astute as a whole for bringing this opportunity to me. In particular, I would like to thank Ruth and Rachel the members of Astute whom which I have been in contact with. I really appreciate all the work they have done for me and the support they have given me throughout this process. They have always been available to answer any questions or concerns that I had, it added a real personal touch to the whole experience.
Astute made the process of applying for a job with the MOE as stress free as it could be. From the start of the application process all the way to end, they communicated excellently with me to make sure that I always knew what was happening. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to apply for a similar role.
My experience with Astute education was a successful one. All the team are brilliant and made the recruitment process very easy. A particular thank you to Ruth who was my main contact in the agency. She kept me updated at all times and made me feel very comfortable at a time which can be daunting for many. Would highly recommend the agency to anyone looking to teach in the Middle East.
You guys have been fantastic and never tired of my endless stream of questions. It has really helped being able to talk to you both about all the little details of a big move like this.
I really appreciate the professionalism of the personnel at Astute, in particular Colin and yourself. You kept me up to date on the developments regarding my application and departure and although there were some hitches in the procedures these were outside our control and I felt you were doing your upmost to fast track through the channels. In relation to the information given to me prior to coming out, this was very helpful.
Thank you very much, I would just like to say that Astute have been brilliant throughout the application process and will be recommending you to my colleagues in the future.
In terms of the service I received from Astute, all the information provided was very helpful and I was kept up to date as much as possible. The process is quite complicated and lengthy from my understanding, so the assistance from Astute has been above and beyond what you could have provided.
Astute Education have made me dreams come to reality. I’ve always applied for jobs abroad but there was always one catch it another. Astute have been very professional from the beginning especially Ruth who has always kept me up to date with what is going on with my process. I would recommend them to anyone that wishes to work abroad. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true! Thank you, Ruth and your team, for all that you have done! You’ll never know how much you’ve changed my life!
I have worked with international recruiters before and I have to say the process provided by Astute Education has been clear, professional and smooth all the way through. Working especially with Ruth has been excellent. Moving to another country is always a challenge and the process can be long but having Ruth’s guidance and quick response to emails and updates on timescales was very welcome. Thankyou!
Thanks for such a pleasurable transition throughout the whole process
This is to inform you that I arrived and settled down in the UAE safely. The first 2 weeks were very hectic, induction, finding a flat, getting to know the school, getting the Emirati ID but now I can express how grateful I am to you and your team. Please tell me how I can help you. I am very happy that I can be in the UAE and I owe much to you. From the time of the application, through the job interview and finally through the gruelling procedure with the administrative issues I always felt your full support. I always received an instant reply to any of my enquiries even at the weekends or late at night. You seemed to be working around the clock. You provided all the information you got from the ministry and even more. You tried to help with individual personal issues.I am placed in Fujairah and I am happy to invite you to my home whenever you come to the UAE.
Thank you for your email and the visa! I would like to thank everyone at Astute from the bottom of my heart for doing a wonderful job for me. All of you have provided tremendous amount of help in my application and would not have been possible without any of you. Thank You Megan and Ruth in particular for helping me constantly! Anywhere I can leave reviews for Astute do let me know.
Ruth and her team have transformed the recruitment process. From easy transitions through the initial recruitment phases to the procedure of documentation and moving abroad. I was kept informed at all times of any progress throughout, which made the journey very pleasant and all of which was dealt with in a professional and efficient manner. I would highly recommend Astute Education to anyone as the agency of choice their personal touches are second to none and you really do feel well looked after and supported.
I worked with numerous agencies and in house recruiters prior to my career change from Banking to Teaching, and I can definitely say that my experience with the team at Astute Education has been phenomenal
As far as I am concerned, you and your team have been absolutely great about keeping in touch during the whole MOE application process. As I had no previous experience of applying to the UAE, it was hard on the nerves because I had no way of gauging how
Astute has being so professional and very helpful for me to get this far. You have all being so easy to approach even if it was through email communications. Just want to say thank you to you and all your team for the help since May and hope you all continue to do a great job
I have arrived safely. Currently located in the beautiful Al Ain. So far to good, no real concerns from this end. The MOE’s induction is very informative. Lots of teachers here from the UK. I’ve met some that have come through you. They have lots of good things to say about Astute. Very professional in comparison to others. Your agency has been for me also very professional particularly in terms of communication. I will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again until my next chapter in my book.
The team at Astute Education made the whole recruitment process very simple and easy and were always quick to answer any questions I had. All communication between myself and the team was via email and telephone, making it very easy to send over documents and get any important information. During the whole process I never had any issues and now I am ready to start my job in the UAE as a teacher thanks to Astute. Couldn’t be happier.
I am super appreciative of yours and all of the staff member’s cooperation and information at Astute! I really liked that everyone has been very approachable and friendly from the outset, and this really helped to settle my nerves at the interview. The information has always been very clear, for example how to fill out documents and when they are required by.
Astute was great from the first day till the last. Ruth, who i had the pleasure of meeting during the interview stage, is amazing and is a credit to Astute. My only advice is that the team have a more detailed knowledge of the Embassy part of the attesting of documents. Other than that, no complaints at all.
I would also like to thank you personally for all the help and advice that you have provided me over the application process. Thank you for getting me this opportunity, I truly appreciate it.