In the early 1900s, scientists were baffled by a horse
In the early 1900s, scientists were baffled by a horse
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Mike has been working in Education Recruitment for 7 years. During this time, he has successfully supported Primary Schools across a variety of London Boroughs with both Permanent and Long-Term Teacher and Teaching Assistant positions. Mike prides himself on providing a professional yet personable recruitment experience for both his Candidates and Clients. Mike ensures each person finds their ideal and best suited role, whilst delivering the best quality Candidates for his Schools.
Mike joined Ribbons and Reeves in January 2023 heading their SEN department.
Demonstrating a clear understanding of the different Special Educational Needs and using the extensive knowledge and experience gained in his career, Mike believes passionately in offering the best quality educators to suit the needs of every pupil.
Away from work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, especially his son Luca.
Mike’s interests are perfect aligned with our office, as he has a real passion for FOOD! – aside from recruitment and family, it’s all he talks about! Mike loves watching cooking programmes and learning new recipes – one day he aspires to be on MasterChef! He has a willing team ready to assist in food testing sessions.
Amber is R&R’s Executive Assistant, and this role means a return to the recruitment industry for Amber, having first started in the sector in 2013, working in accounts. As our business grows at great speed, Amber’s versatile background has really helped us to ensure we have the right foundations to offer a world-class service to schools and candidates.
Prior to joining R&R Amber has experience in Corporate Financial Services based in London and most recently Amber worked away from the four walls of an office, following her passion for horses and working in the Equestrian world.
During this time Amber accomplished many things, but one of pride is when she worked and rode horses owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This led to Amber meeting our late Queen and created a memory that Amber will always hold dear.
In her spare time Amber is seen in the gym 5 days a week, with chicken and rice being her favourite meal. Amber’s not giving up horses all together, she attends to her own horse (Donnie) every day after work. She is not a fair-weather girl, she’s there come rain, snow or gale force winds. Donnie’s in good hands.
Phoebe has recently graduated with a degree in English and Creative writing, a subject she has been enthusiastic about throughout her entire academic career. She has encountered incredible teachers during her time within education and has a profound respect for them and their impact on student’s lives.
After leaving university, Phoebe gained work experience within admin at her family’s construction company, but it has always been her ambition to work in a people-focused role as she enjoys listening and communicating with others.
She is excited to talk to Graduates and Teachers looking for roles within SEN specialist schools and helping them on their career journeys.
Outside of work, Phoebe’s hobby is photography. She enjoys taking her camera with her on walks and capturing pictures of nature and of her cocker-spaniel, Chesta.
A huge part of Rachel’s work history is providing tennis lessons to young children. Rachel has a passion for working with children and enjoys seeing them realizing their potential and watching them progress. A career within education was always on the cards for Rachel, with the influence of her grandparents previously being teachers of Music and Drama. Rachel started her education recruitment career in the summer of 2021 and her knowledge of the sector has grown massively, but she always strives to learn more. She prides herself in being honest, trustworthy and reliable for both schools and candidates.
Rachel is responsible for recruitment of Graduates and Teachers in the London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Hackney. She’s ready to help them to find their ideal role within education.
Rachel’s claim to fame is through her Grandad, who taught Andrew Garfield back when he was a Drama Teacher.
Harry had worked for almost 10 years in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry occupying various roles within a B2B sales environment before deciding he needed a change and made the jump into the world of education recruitment with Ribbons & Reeves during the summer of 2022.
Almost instantly, Harry became an integral part of the recruitment process for large numbers of schools in Southwest London since joining Ribbons & Reeves. Using the transferrable skills acquired throughout his career so far, Harry has been able to hit the ground running, growing his network of schools and providing them with quality graduates to put through their own respective Teacher Training programmes from day 1.
Harry is looking to go from strength to strength in the recruitment industry as he aspires to continually build his reputation in Southwest London.
Outside of work Harry likes to let his hair down (hard to do with all the hairspray he uses) by playing football & having a nice, cold pint of Birra Moretti – obviously not at the same time.
If you are looking for some support in your job search within the exciting world of education, do not hesitate to send Harry a message on his LinkedIn page & he will be more than happy to help.
Born in East London and growing up in Essex, Antonia always had a passion for learning and Literature. With the inspiration of fantastic English Teachers, Antonia achieved her goal of going to University. After graduating from UEA with a degree in Film Studies and English Literature, Antonia spent the next few years after graduating hitting targets as a Sales Advisor within the Insurance Industry, and eventually stepping up to a Training Co-ordinator role.
Antonia joined Ribbons and Reeves at the beginning of 2022, working with schools in East London, in areas she’s passionate about delivering the best and brightest academically driven staff to. Specialising in delivering excellent service to schools and candidates alike, Antonia’s main goal is to help graduates and teachers find their dream job within education and achieves this by considering the aspirations of the individual. Antonia is determined to reach new heights with the company and wants to continue developing her ever-growing Education Recruitment knowledge.
In her personal life, Antonia enjoys going to football matches to watch Tottenham Hotspur or playing tennis (when the weather is nice of course!).
Having recently finished her A-Levels studies, Fiona was introduced by those around her to the world of Recruitment and with great determination Fiona joined Ribbons and Reeves. After studying her A-Levels within Business, Fiona decided to fully immerse herself into the world of work rather than heading off to university. With a strong belief in hard work and dedication leads to success, Fiona channels these ethics into her work and can often be seen bouncing ideas of her colleagues.
In her spare time Fiona can be seen in the Zara queue carrying out her multiple purchases for this month, including the newest clothes on offer – all with an event in mind! Asides from spending time within Zara, Fiona is often chasing her dreams of visiting new places around the world, enjoying discovering the varieties of food which they have on offer.
Charlie started his career within Education Recruitment in 2015 and at the age of 17. He initially started as a Candidate Resourcer before quickly working his way through the ranks and being promoted to a Recruitment Consultant, all within the space of a year. Since then, Charlie has had the opportunity to work in partnership with Schools across London and Regional areas and in doing so, Charlie has grown a sizable network of schools to work alongside and support. Charlie is an essential part of the recruitment process for many schools in Central and West London and regional areas too. Through his continuous support, his network of schools are able to recruit experienced staff as well as high-calibre graduates to put through their own Initial Teacher Training programme. Charlie has an honest, transparent and personal approach which enables him to build strong, long-lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike. If you feel that Charlie could support you with your first or next step within the world of education, head on over to his LinkedIn page to arrange a time to discuss your current situation
Since then, Charlie has had the opportunity to work in partnership with schools across London and Regional areas and in doing so, Charlie has grown a sizable network of schools to work alongside and support.
Charlie is an essential part of the recruitment process for many schools in Central and West London and regional areas too. Through his continuous support, his network of schools are able to recruit experienced staff as well as high-calibre graduates to put through their own Initial Teacher Training programme.
Charlie has an honest, transparent and personal approach which enables him to build strong, long lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.
If you feel that Charlie could support you with your first or next step within the world of education, head on over to his LinkedIn page to arrange a time to discuss your current situation!
Matt has always held a passion for education. Having long-considered a career as a Primary Teacher himself, he considers himself very fortunate to have spent much of his career to date working in an industry where he can positively enhance educational outcomes from a wider-perspective; through the quality of teaching and support staff that he provides to schools.
Matt has worked in Education Recruitment for the past six years. During this time, he has successfully supported Primary and Secondary Schools across London, East Anglia and the Home Counties with permanent teacher appointments and long-term graduate appointments. In addition, he has been heavily involved in Initial Teacher Training and is particularly invested in supporting school leaders to ‘grow their own’ teaching talent. Matt gets great enjoyment from speaking to ‘future teachers’ and listening to what has inspired them to consider teaching as their future careers. Being able to support these graduates in securing their first school-based role and then seeing their careers progress is incredibly rewarding.
Away from work, Matt loves spending time with his family and he can usually be found either on a long-walk somewhere in the countryside or at home watching Disney films. However, when not watching Moana or Frozen (his daughter’s choice, honest…), he is probably either playing five-a-side football, attempting to play golf or adding to his collection of obscurely flavoured gins.
In a hugely competitive and saturated market, Tom has forged a proven track record of success since starting in Education Recruitment in 2014, consistently delivering high-calibre Graduates, Teachers and Leaders to Primary and Secondary schools across London, earning him several individual accolades along the way.
A process-driven Recruiter with an eye for detail, Tom believes passionately in offering his schools both quality and value, demonstrating a clear understanding of the need for children to have the best educators in their classrooms, but also acknowledging the financial restraints placed upon London-based schools!
By sticking to his core principals – high-quality Candidates, dedicated Client service, and an approachable, solution-based manner – Tom is one of London’s most consistent and respected Recruiters, and the first port of call for numerous schools across the Capital. As a further show of commitment to the sector, he also works closely with several London-based Universities to aid the development of students looking to enter the wonderful world of education at source.
Additionally, as a Father, Tom holds a personal motivation to ensure that each and every Candidate he screens and submits for work is of the sort of calibre he would want educating his Son.
Check out Tom’s LinkedIn page for more about his career-path, his interests, and to read various Testimonials from happy Clients!
Jack has worked in education recruitment since 2008, having started his career at Protocol Education. During his time at Protocol, he was one of the most successful Recruitment Consultants and led teams to achieve record levels.
Leaving Protocol, Jack went onto join Pertemps Education Network to open and manage offices in London and East Anglia. Recruiting and growing a team of Consultants in multiple locations. It wasn’t long before Pertemps Education Network became a competitor to more established companies.
Before starting Ribbons & Reeves, Jack’s last role in another education recruitment business was as Regional Director at EduStaff. He oversaw their operations from their office in London for two and half years before leaving in 2018
In 2019 Jack worked for a year at Frank Recruitment Group, a niche IT recruitment company. Here Jack managed the London Mason Frank team, focusing on Salesforce recruitment. He also launched their Nelson Frank brand into the UK, focussing on ServiceNow recruitment.
“My passion is to support schools in appointing the right staff, allowing them to become the schools greatest asset in pupils education. This is what drives me to be the best I can be and to support my team to deliver the best service to schools and candidates.”
Ben is one of Ribbons & Reeves founding partners, whose work experiences have centred around providing a memorable service. He considers himself to be extremely fortunate having worked alongside many outstanding business leaders and people in operational, strategic and delivery focused roles within SME to Global Enterprise level organisations.
Ben has been an award winning consultant throughout his recruitment career, he boasts one of the largest client portfolios within the Education Sector. One of the many great things about Ben’s approach to recruitment is he listens intently to the needs of the individual and schools he works with, to ensure the best match for both parties. His passion comes from providing a world-class service, he relishes and enjoys interaction with people on all levels and believes in the importance of lifelong learning.
“Learn from your colleagues, take on new challenges and push yourself beyond your comfort zone in order to truly grow”