VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Footprints Recruiting Receives Thousands of Applications
The worst recession in decades and a sluggish job market has led many professionals in the United Kingdom and Ireland to leave for greener pastures. The under-funded public education system is no exception. Many teachers, facing resistance in obtaining a permanent position locally, are looking for work abroad.
Thousands of British and Irish public school teachers are applying to Footprints Recruiting Inc. and offering their services to the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the seven Emirates that make up the oil-rich nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "There are certainly jobs and opportunities out there for experienced teachers today," says Ben Glickman, CEO of Footprints Recruiting. "However, these opportunities are increasingly found abroad. High-growth markets, particularly in the Middle East, are interested in providing Western-style education to their citizens and are willing to pay for it."
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), the government body overseeing public education in Abu Dhabi, has partnered with Footprints Recruiting to hire as many as 2,000 teachers from the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries to staff public schools. Under the New School Model, students in the UAE will be taught core subjects like Math and Science in English as part of a wider education reform effort.
British and Irish teachers holding Qualified Teacher Status and with classroom teaching experience can work for ADEC and make over £26,000 per year, tax free. ADEC will also provide housing and transportation for each teacher and their family. As many as one thousand teachers will leave for Abu Dhabi to teach during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The UAE is one of the wealthiest countries in the world with significant oil reserves. Known for lavish spending by its leaders on anything from artificial islands and record breaking skyscrapers to a Ferrari theme park, the UAE offers year-round sunshine, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and an exciting mix of traditional and modern culture.
Representatives of ADEC will visit London and Dublin in mid-June 2013 to conduct interviews with teachers for the 2014-2015 academic year. Qualified teachers can call Footprints Recruiting for more information on these positions and how to attend interviews. Due to a limited number of openings, interested teachers are recommended to apply before June 10.
About Footprints Recruiting
Founded by two English teachers in 2001, Footprints Recruiting® is one of the largest and most established ESL Teacher recruiters in North America.
The company recruits ESL instructors from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States and places these university graduates in teaching positions in safe, reputable English institutes and government programs worldwide.
For further information:
Ben Glickman, CEO
SOURCE Footprints Recruiting Incorporated