Education recruitment made personal

We pair small agency friendliness with big agency experience and will go above and beyond to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Our priority is to ALWAYS exceed your expectations with unrivalled levels of service.

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Why Choose Zest…

Zest Education was founded in 2014. Since then, the journey has been one to be proud of – an award winning agency specialising in education recruitment and supplying teachers and support staff to schools and other alternative provisions across Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

We have established ourselves as one of the market leaders in the industry because of the passion we have for everything education, as well as our three core values – being personable, honest and professional.

Our values


Our team are always friendly and approachable and will do everything they can to put you at ease in your search for work. We’re ‘people people’ that love working in partnership with the best talent and schools, nurseries and other provisions from across Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

We will get to know you as an individual as we believe that every day should be fulfilling for our candidates, pupils and our schools and provisions.


We believe in pure honesty at all times. Schools need the right person for the job, and candidates want honest feedback in order to perform at their best.

By being completely transparent, everybody knows exactly what they’re getting, and students are more likely to get the quality education they need.


What drives us is the knowledge that with every placement, we’re changing young people’s lives. So, whilst we enjoy being lighthearted from time to time, such a big responsibility means that we take our work very seriously.

With a dedicated compliance and safeguarding team, we are always fully committed to safeguarding and attention to detail, and pride ourselves on being professional in all possible situations.

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What others say about us...

Don’t just take our word for it. We have been working in the education industry for a long time now (over 50 years’ worth of experience to be precise) and have received some incredible feedback recently. Take a look at some of the things our schools and supply staff have been saying…

Got a question?

We’re here to help. Send us an email or call us on 0121 803 8880 (West Midlands) or 01543 756 796 (Staffordshire).


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