It’s education recruitment made personal.


We pair small consultancy friendliness with big agency experience.
Our team will go above and beyond to find the right role or candidate for you.

Our values


Our consultants are always friendly and approachable and will do everything they can to put you at ease. We’re ‘people people’ that love working in partnership with schools and the best teaching talent from across the Midlands.

We believe that every day should be a fulfilling adventure for pupils, candidates and our schools – full of new opportunities, challenges and living life to the fullest.


What drives us is the knowledge
that with every placement, we’re changing 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. We are always fully committed to safeguarding and attention to detail, and pride ourselves on being professional in all possible situations.


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.

Kind Words From Happy Campers

What other people thought about the service provided by Zest

We’ve really enjoyed working with Zest over the past couple of years. They’ve certainly helped to get us out of a bind on a few occasions!

We chose to work with Zest Education because of their no-nonsense approach and positive attitude. We can certainly tell that they enjoy doing what they do, and can’t recommend them more highly.

I know that whenever I call Brad with a teacher vacancy, I have every confidence that he will do his utmost to find the right teacher for our school.

I recently came to Zest Education as a Primary teacher NQT to gain experience before applying for a permanent post. True to the word of Amy, my Primary Consultant at Zest, she found me several short term positions which gave me the confidence to secure a full time teacher post in a wonderful little primary school near to where I live!

Zest was recommended to me by a friend who said she’d been in work every day since registering with them at the start of the year. They have great knowledge of local schools, and the following week I was in a long-term placement doing my subject in a school that I really enjoy.

Brad was recommended to us during a bursars meeting. After giving him the opportunity to prove himself by filling a couple of vital long term appointments, we now go to him as first point of contact every time we need help with our staffing.

We’re Verified!