Our Education Sector group brings together the best recruiters in the world of education. We provide members with a platform to discuss best practice hiring, education-specific challenges, business growth and sector data trends. APSCo also offers Compliance+ accreditation, and unique research, as well as networking events and our latest sector news and blogs. Click the tabs below to learn more.

Our Expertise

  • A positive culture within the sector group to support open discussion, and facilitate an environment where members can build networks for the purpose of collaboration
  • Sector group meetings and events giving your senior leadership team an important opportunity to network and discuss key topics and issues
  • The opportunity to be accredited to Compliance+, an uncompromising quality standard for education recruitment companies
  • Support and guidance for compliance managers, through specific meetings, events and legal resources
  • Targeted market research and data for the education recruitment sector
  • Active advocacy within Government and other stakeholders to help shape the future of the sector

Sector Chairs

Katy Rees

Katy Rees

Managing Director, Smile Education

Eddie Austin

Eddie Austin

CEO, Operam Education Group


Compliance + Best Practice Standard

We work with our Standards Committee, made up of members, external and Government stakeholders, and our independent, expert auditors, to maintain our unique Compliance+ standard for Education. The APSCo Compliance+ Standards Committee ensures that Compliance+ remains relevant and appropriate and provides governance of the audit process for the standard.

Compliance+ Education is the best practice quality standard for recruitment businesses and compels members to go beyond statutory safeguarding standards and aim for excellence in competency, selection and service quality. 

Compliance+ is one of the quality standards required for accreditation to the Crown Commercial Service’s Supply Teacher Framework.

Education Events

We hold regular Education sector meetings. You can find an example agenda from one of the meetings here.

Education Research

APSCo has partnered with Trusted Partners to produce education sector reports free to APSCo members. These reports are based on a wide-ranging analysis of job postings in the recruitment sector. Find an example of our sector research here.

Legal Support

Our team of legal experts provides a range of support to our Education members, helping them navigate the complex and ever-changing compliance requirements of recruitment.

For example, we provide a summary of What's New on a monthly basis to our members. This includes relevant documents such as:

As a member, staffing firms can access:

Business Support

We are the single destination for advice, guidance and support across the education recruitment sector. Our knowledge of the global professional recruitment market means we have the insight and experience to know what challenges recruiters are facing and how they can be better supported.

 By joining other, like-minded recruiters, your business will benefit from:

  • A sector-specific and broader recruitment events schedule
  • Training and development options that are tailored for every function in your recruitment firm
  • Global market intelligence and research
  • Expert advice on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) through the APSCo Embrace hub
  • Access to a range of Trusted Partners – all fully vetted by APSCo
  • Access to a range of Advisors via AdvisorLink
  • A recognised and trusted badge of quality as an APSCo recruitment member

Member Research & Events

APSCo produces regular reports and research. Members can access all of this content here.

We also hold regular events on a variety of industry topics. Details of all our events can be found here.

Our virtual meetings are recorded and members can download this resource from our On Demand.

Your next step

Can you afford to miss out on the vast wealth of support and services APSCo offers to education recruiters? Why not request a guest place at our next sector meeting to experience this first-hand?

Please provide your details below and a member of the team will get back to you, or alternatively, call us on 0203 117 0910.

Latest Education news & blogs

What's in store for recruiters in the education sector?