My experience of working with Shan and the team at Prudential Recruitment was exceptional. From initial contact until he successfully placed me into a suitable role. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for my interview and provided an approachable but professional service. Highly recommended.
Coordinator - High School Perp
This will be my second contract with Prudential First. I worked with them in 2015-2016 school year and they were very helpful not just in securing the contract but also throughout the year. I took a year in China and now returning to Istanbul with a new contract through Prudential First. They are updating me with the progress report of my work permit process and have been very supportive. I recommend them to anyone looking for a job in teaching.
Beijing China - English teacher
I have greatly appreciated Prudential First's willingness to be available as I've needed them--for answering questions, listening to my priorities in finding the best job, and making arrangements in spite of challenging circumstances. This agency is easy to work with, friendly, and straightforward. Thanks to them, I have a job I'm excited to start in a couple weeks. Highly recommend!
English Language Instructor - Kansas, USA
I have known the Prudential recruitment for almost four years now. I know each team member by their first names. I met them when they were a new player in the Turkish market. They have since helped my with a few interviews at top schools. Through them I took an opportunity to teach outside of Turkey and now very happy at a British school. I love my job and happy to draw a net $3000 monthly salary plus many benefits. Shan comes from teaching background and understands the problems foreign teachers face in a foreign land. I’m happy to work with them for my next contract if I ever decide to move from my current job. My advice: be thorough with the team about your desired job, be patient and I’m sure you’ll land a great job soon!
The team at Prudential First Education successfully assisted me to find a teaching position in a well-respected school here in Istanbul. I am excited to be able to use my qualifications and experience to benefit the primary school aged children of Istanbul. I am Australian and I came to Turkey 18 months ago. I worked as a preschool teacher for this time.I have a Bachelor of Primary Education, I am a qualified Reading Recovery teacher and I have a CELTA certificate. I worked in primary schools in Australia for 30 years. I was very fortunate to receive on-going professional development in ways to improve the implementation of the English curriculum. Shan was most reliable and consistent when explaining, encouraging and providing practical help for my interview and for me to understand what was required to get to the sign the contract stage. He always answered my messages immediately. If he didn’t know something he would find out and ring or message me. I am very grateful. As a non-Turkish speaking person, the whole process can be rather daunting and confusing. Shan and his team at Prudential First made the path clear for me.
When I applied to Prudential First I was immediately invited to attend a Skype interview in two days’ time. Just before the interview, the HR Manager took some trouble to dissipate my nerves and to put me at ease with some light-hearted exchange, so that by the time I was introduced to the University officials I felt completely up to the task. I was delighted after a quick turnaround of less than one week to be offered a post in charming Istanbul. I am truly excited and so thankful to Prudential First.
University English Prep Instructor - Teacher
Prudential First is pretty awesome company. They found me my first serious teaching job in 2015 and Shan personally prepared me for my interview before I went. I’m currently working with the third school that they have connected me with. And the schools have only gotten better with each year passing. Other than that, the team is very helpful and try to help foreigners feel comfortable in a new place.
MYP and ESL teacher
Prudential First was so generous in helping me secure a teaching position in Istanbul. From visas to interviews, with any question I had, Prudential First made it their priority to guide me through the process. I am so thankful I found this recruitment agent, I could not have done it without them! I highly recommend them for anyone looking for teaching positions.
Kindergarten English Teacher
Prudential first, was by far the most professional recruiting company I dealt with here in Istanbul. In experience, I found the workers to be honest and helpful at all times. I had many interviews shortly after contacting them which proves their dedication to finding English teachers the right fit. I was also able to receive professional advice from Shan, since he has many years of experience. I would recommend this company without thinking.
I started working with the team at Prudential First last year. The first thing that hits you is their dedication and attention to detail. Especially before we even get to meeting a teacher. They are constantly in communication and follow-up on everything. I like the everything is possible attitude in a difficult market. The support service has been excellent and solutions are always available. They have a good pool of teachers for a varied range of schools with each individual need and everything is transparent. I've worked a long time here in Turkey and this is the best recruitment experience I've had by a country mile.
Head of International Programmes - Özel Kocaeli Bahçeşehir Koleji
We have been working with Prudential First since 2016. We have our in-house recruitment and for additional requirement or immediate replacement we take qualified candidates from Prudential First. The team is very helpful & attentive in forwarding carefully assessed candidates that meet our specific requirement which saves us time. They help us with interview arrangements and keep us posted with any changes in the schedule. We are very happy with the educators hired and we will continue to use Prudential First to supplement our recruitment needs.
Human Resources Manager - TED Istanbul
We contacted Prudential Recruitment on the last minute towards the start of 2018-2019 school year worrying that we’d not find any suitable candidates for our school. The Prudential team started to work from the time we signed the contract with them. They screened candidates, shortlisted matching candidates and arranged interviews on skype/video and final interview took place on our campus. We’re so pleased with the teachers we hired and look forward to working with Prudential recruitment for all our recruitment needs for the following year. I strongly recommend the agency for all your foreign and local teacher requirements!
Vice General Manager - Düşünür Kolejleri
We have always used resume websites to find local teachers. This year we tried Prudential First and were very pleased with their service. We knew they are known for foreign educators but to our surprise they are also excellent in placing local Turkish teachers. Their recruitment coordinator understood our requirement and within 24 hours came back to us with a qualified candidate. Arranged the interview and we were so impressed with the candidate that we ended up hiring her. Our school is very pleased with the teacher and we want to work with Prudential First for all our future recruitments.
Head of Foreign Language Department - Efdal Koleji