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Intelligent Partners is the leading teacher recruitment and placement agency in the Middle East. We connect schools with teachers, and teachers with schools. We cater to all levels of schooling, from kindergarten to high school and boarding, as well as placing teachers from entry level to principals and administrators.

We work with schools in the Middle East in helping recruit teachers, as well as helping place teachers looking for work in the Middle East. Our recruitment team is renowned for its focus on long term success and our cultural assimilation programs for international teachers.

Relationships. It’s what we’re built on.
Intelligent Partners believes that relationships are the core of every successful business. That’s why we foster relationships with our clients for the long term. From visiting schools and understanding their requirements, to sitting down with each of our teachers – we nurture connection to ensure that they are successful in the long term.

Why teach in the Middle East?

Education has been identified as a priority sector by the Governments in each of the Gulf States. With an excess of 50% of its population below 25 years of age, significant resources are being allocated to development of this sector leading to an unprecedented opportunity for staff recruitment.

Through strategic tie-ups Intelligent Partners source the most qualified teachers suited for the job from across the globe for international schools and government bodies in the region. The data base consists of candidates from all over the world – Australia, Asia, South Africa, USA, UK and Canada. We have helped place teachers in schools across the UAE as well as Qatar and other Gulf countries.

Teaching in UAE

Education has always been the primary focus for governments of developing as well as the developed nations. It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people; like every other nation, UAE also lays significant emphasis on schools and educators for its future education planning and development.

80-85% of the population in UAE consists of expats. With large numbers of new schools becoming operational in UAE to cater to the needs of all these different nationalities, there is an immense demand for international educators for all these schools. A recent study by Deloitte revealed that UAE needs to hire around 57,000 educators by 2015 to fill the current manpower gap in education sector. To meet their requirements of experienced and qualified teachers, schools are trying to attract and recruit the best of educators from around the world. In a bid to retain such qualified staff, schools also invest in their professional development and training.

UAE government’s education reforms seek improvement in the quality of schooling and support the interests of students and parents. Regular workshops and education fairs are organized to disseminate, information, research findings, and latest trends in this field. Local and regional schools actively participate in these fairs to keep themselves abreast with the latest technology and teaching methodologies in the field of education. This also assists the school in improving the overall ratings during inspections. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) do regular school inspections in Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively. The results are made public and attempts to provide information and feedback to the parents, so that they can make informed choices for their children.

Teachers from all over the world are interested in teaching in UAE primarily because of the lucrative tax- free salary, while enjoying the warm climate year round. The schools here offer a great mix of nationalities providing educators with a multicultural teaching experience inside and outside the classroom. This adds tremendous value to teachers’ professional profile as well as personality development and equips them with a global perspective of the teaching field. Moreover, UAE offers world class infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities, and well designed residential and commercial areas, connected by modern public transport systems.

In order to teach in the UAE, a teacher must have a teaching license or certificate and should be a graduate with majors in their subject field. Most of the teaching & education jobs in UAE require a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the relevant grade level. Apart from a tax-free basic salary, schools generally offer excellent benefits that include return flights to home country, accommodations, health insurance, and 60 day paid vacations.

If you are an educationist seeking a teaching career or looking for a teacher job vacancy in the Middle East, then contact us here.

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