“This is just to say how much I have enjoyed the work that Balfor provided me with over the last couple of years. Acting as a Support Worker is a wonderfully fulfilling job to do. Working with so many lovely students and accommodating their conditions is so rewarding, fulfilling and such a happy experience.
A big ‘thank you’ to Balfor for always being quick to answer any queries and in passing on relevant and up to date information. I believe this was done from last July, at least, in somewhat difficult circumstances. Your ability to divvy up the work, answer our constant queries and to liaise and act as an axis between the university and us as student support workers, is always done courteously, promptly and professionally.
I hope that you will be able to pass on to me this type of work again for the academic year beginning September 2016 and look forward to working with you all again.”
“I have worked for Balfor Recruitment, working within universities for two years in total with a gap year in between.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Balfor and the University (having been a student myself some years ago) and look forward to supporting the students in whatever way possible. It has been wonderful meeting students studying different degrees and being able to help them get the best out of their lecture. The feedback I had from one student is that if I can take his notes then he can focus on the lecture which he certainly found helpful.
Balfor have always offered me as many hours as possible to support the students and alongside my other job I am very happy to cover as many hours as possible. I enjoyed the job very much and would have happily done this full time if the hours were consistent and covered the summer months.
As we are approaching the summer and there aren’t any lectures I have returned full time to my previous job but I would certainly consider taking as many hours as possible in the future.”
“I have worked at the University through Balfor as a Student Support Worker since October 2014. I have enjoyed this role and have had the opportunity to work with a variety of students with different needs. Balfor have been a reliable agency to work through and are always available to answer any questions and offer support.”
“I have worked for Balfor Recruitment for about 6 months now and have had the privilege of supporting fantastic students. The variety of subjects makes the role even more interesting and the passion from the lecturers is really engaging. It’s great to be part of enabling students to reach their academic goals.
In addition Balfor will add to this pool of workers over the summer period thus ensuring an adequate number of support workers are available. Our recruitment process is quick and easy. We will advertise immediately when needed and will interview candidates as soon as they are able to meet with us. Reference’s and DBS checks are requested as soon as the interview has taken place. Candidates can be turned around very quickly and in some cases this is within a couple of days.”
“Balfor are very helpful and our consultant Catrina takes the time to understand our needs. Balfor work hard in finding the right candidates for day to day and long term. The candidates that we have used have been excellent supply teachers” Birmingham Primary School
“I obtained my role as a Note Taker at the University about 4 months ago. It was my first role with Balfor, and I enjoyed the job immensely. As well as Note Taking, I also got to do exam scribing and reading as well as sighted guiding for the Disability and Dyslexia service. The University is a lovely place to work, the facilities are great, and the staff and students are friendly and welcoming. The role allows you to work flexibly and with plenty of autonomy, along with supporting students with varying disabilities to work towards their degree.”
“I have used Balfor for my supply staff needs for more than a year. Ambe is always on hand to pick up the phone and covers everything that I need in an efficient and timely manner. The service that I receive is professional, helpful and honest.” Birmingham Secondary School
“I have used Balfor for a number of years and they have always responded in a timely manner and provided our college with a wide range of excellent staff.”
“I have always found Scott approachable, professional and efficient. Scott found me a well matched school placement and ensured I was happy and settled through regular communication via email and phone. In addition to this Scott is easy to contact and will return queries and issues with efficiency and speed.
I have recommended Balfor to many colleagues as I have found Scott an excellent ambassador and representative of the company and its niche approach in a saturated market.” SEND Teacher
“I have worked with many agencies so far, but having registered with Balfor since April 2018 has definitely been one of the best choices I have ever made. They have been incredibly supportive and have helped me develop as a teacher. Regular feedback and support was always available 24/7. Due to their regular feedback, I have begun to look at evidence informed research to help improve my teaching practices, which enabled me to increase students attainment. ” Primary Teacher