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UK Recruitment FAQs

Why work for Embassy Summer?

Embassy Summer gives students and staff around the world the chance to be part of an amazing cultural exchange. We have 16 centres across the UK and US, with students and staff from all over the globe!

What is the recruitment process?

There are four stages to our recruitment process:

  1. You submit your application
  2. We shortlist applications and invite successful candidates for Skype interview
  3. Provisional offers are made and contracts sent whilst background checks and references are completed.
  4. Job is confirmed and pre-arrival online and onsite training is offered.

Do you only hire staff with a lot of experience?

If you have worked at a summer school before, fantastic, get in touch! If not, we have a number of resources to help you give our students the best experience possible! From online training modules, to role specific training events.

Do I need any qualifications?

As a British Council accredited summer school, we require all of our EFL Teachers to have a University Degree in any discipline & a CELTA or Trinity College TESOL (or Accreditation-UK recognised equivalent) (or) PGCE (in English or MFL)

Applicants with the DELTA, QTS (Primary or Secondary) or CELTYL, are particularly welcomed.

What is a DBS, and why do I need one?

Embassy Summer is committed to safeguarding students enrolled on its courses. All staff members who are employed to work with under 18s will be required to undergo appropriate suitability checks, for example with the Disclosure and Barring Service (in England and Wales) or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (in Scotland) or Access NI (in Northern Ireland), or Police ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ (outside the UK), in line with the organisation’s safeguarding policy.

Will I need any further background checks?

Some staff (e.g. those who have worked in another country for 3+ months) may be required to provide a ‘Letter (or Certificate) of Good Conduct’.

Is it possible to be involved in both activities and language tuition?

Of course! Our academies and a selection of our summer centres give the students and staff an opportunity to take education outside of the classroom and on an excursion!

What course resources are available to me?

EFL Teachers will be provided with Embassy summer curated educational material, examples of lessons plus a range of technology (location specific). Our teachers are actively encouraged to make lessons more personal and unique.

I’m not from the UK, can I still apply?

As long as you have the right to work in the United Kingdom, we will process your application. Embassy Summer has always prided itself in its ability to connect people from all over the world. (Native/near-native competence in spoken and written English is essential)
Study Group is an equal opportunities employer (EOE). Our Company values ensure diversity and welcome employees who enjoy the challenge of a dynamic career in an exciting, internationally inclusive workplace.

Can Embassy Summer sponsor my work visa?

All EEA and Swiss nationals can enter and live in the UK without needing to apply for permission from the Home Office. For further details please visit the Home Office website. 

Due to the temporary nature of our summer posts, we regret to advise you that Embassy Summer cannot consider any applicants who do not possess the required visa status and/or work permit for the UK or US. If you possess the appropriate documentation, you will be required to provide evidence in support of your application.

I want to work with my friends, is that possible?

In order to provide our staff and students with the best possible experience we are typically unable to promise that friends can work together. All staff skills are profiled during the screening process and attached to the most appropriate centre location. 

How & when will I receive my wages?

Staff with a UK bank account will receive their wages every 2 weeks, in accordance with our fortnightly pay runs, those with an overseas account, will be paid in full at the endof their employment 

What do I need to make sure I am taxed correctly?

If you have recently received a P45 from your previous employer, please ensure to forward this during the on boarding process. Otherwise, we will provide you with the right documentation