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Graduate Recruitment

Graduate Recruitment

As the only specialist recruiter of Graduate Assistants for independent schools, we can solve these problems for you. We have been recruiting Graduate Assistants on behalf of independent schools for over 15 years, and in that time have made over 1000 appointments. No one knows more about this industry. Our unique, longstanding relationships with universities and elite sport enable us to source the best candidates to meet schools’ exact specifications. Hassle free. As of September 2021 onwards, all appointed graduates will attend an ICE Graduate training day.

Why recruit a sports graduate?

On average, most independent schools are now recruiting more than one sports graduate every year, which has resulted in the industry being very unpredictable and unstable, with schools now struggling to recruit the right high-quality candidates they need.

Recruiting sports graduates is an economical solution to increasing both coaching power and expertise as well as assisting in key areas with schools, such as: pastoral duties, driving minibuses, lead coaching, officiating matches, tutoring and being a vital role model to the children.

A good sports graduate is worth their weight in gold and will fully embrace life within your school as a full-time member of staff, taking on considerable responsibility and bringing modern coaching practices, skills and energy into your sports department.

Over recent years, the recruiting of sport graduates has overtaken the old school model of recruiting “gappies” out of school, who are far too young to take on considerable responsibility.

With over 15 years of recruitment expertise and over 1,000 full-time placements throughout the UK, we have the industry knowledge to do all the hard work for you and to make recruiting sport graduates a stress-free process.

New – All appointed candidates for September 2021 will attend an ICE training day, to ensure they are very well prepared and fully understand all the requirements of the graduate role. No appointment, no fee, no risk!


Schools offering a route to PGCE can guarantee a better quality of candidate. PGCE placements are usually awarded to exceptional candidates after their initial first year. Many of our candidates already have school experience and are looking to get onto a PGCE placement. If your school offers a route to PGCE you are guaranteed a candidate with experience, who can ultimately hit the ground running!

For any schools who are looking to recruit sport graduates for the first time or move away from “gappies”, we can guide you through the procedure and benefits to reassure you of any queries you may have.

We now offer schools two options


  • No appointment, no fee
  • Hassle free/no risk
  • Fast turnaround of CVs
  • Higher calibre of candidate
  • CVs match exact specifications
  • All 2021 candidates to attend an ICE graduate training day

Daniel Scargill, Recruitment Director 
T 015395 60060   M 07500 701878


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  • 15,000 potential candidates
  • All CVs directed to your school
  • Immediate response
  • Part-time/Full-time appointments

Erin Morrison, Client Services Manager 
T 015395 60060