Hourglass Education | Support


Our door is always open!

At Hourglass, we put every effort into supporting our overseas teachers. This starts with CV feedback and interview tips, and carries on with relocation support and into the new role. 

We have brought hundreds of teachers to the UK. Most people need some sort of guidance, and many of them appreciated help with the following:

Visa requirements

We have extensive expertise in this area and regularly advise and support teachers, schools, and local authorities through the visa application process. Our teachers regularly come to the UK with Ancestry, Youth Mobility or Certificate of Sponsorship documentation.


Your personal consultant will be able to help with local knowledge. They may even know about opportunities to house-share with teachers already working at your school. We appreciate that it is important for you to secure the accommodation which will suit your lifestyle and budget.

Crucial paperwork

Soon after you arrive in the UK you will need to open a bank account and register for a National Insurance number. With the right information, this is stress-free and straightforward, and we will make sure you have what you need, when you need it. 


We know that it’s important for you to feel comfortable when you start your new role and offer a tailored induction especially for teachers who are relocating from overseas.

Your main point of contact is your personal consultant, and you will have as much support as you need during the relocation process.

As an ‘Hourglass teacher’, you are welcome to get in touch at any point, and we will always be available to you. We are on hand to help with queries, issues, problems and any crisis, whether this is a problem at school or at home.