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Joel's Testimonial: From Australia to Bristol

22/01/18

• What made you decide to teach in England?

My girlfriend and I used to live in Spain and we fell in love with Europe. We had heard good things about teaching in the UK so we thought we would give it a try.

• Why did you choose Protocol Education as your agency?

My friend was working for Protocol already and he recommended it. Protocol also offer a very generous 250 pound bonus for referring a friend to work for them so that was also a nice incentive to join them over other agencies. Lastly, they have a strong presence in Bristol where I live.

• How did you find the process of registering in Australia?

Super easy! Both Sam Swain (Australia) and James Springett (Bristol) were fantastic to deal with and made everything very easy.

• What are the biggest differences you have found between teaching in England and teaching in Australia?

As a PE teacher, there is a lot less space in general over here, meaning a lot of schools don’t have a big lawn area for PE lessons. However, their indoor facilities in general are fantastic.
The students and curriculum are comparable to back home.

• Tell us 3 things you enjoy most about living in England?

1. How close it is to the rest of Europe, so easy to travel
2. How green everything is here
3. The quirkiness of Bristol

• Any travel tips or advice for teachers planning on making the move?

It’s not for everyone, but if you’re looking to try something different then you should definitely consider this. A great way to try new things, explore new cultures plus further your career.

• Would you recommend Protocol Education to your friends and family?

Absolutely, I have nothing but positives to say about Protocol Education!

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