- Have sufficient years experience; with proven results,
- Have qualifications verified and accredited through NARIC,
- Have good reputation within their school and community
- Have psychological fortitude to withstand relocation to a new environment as proven through our psychometric tests.
This relocation will be for you and your spouse as well as any child dependents you may have. You will undertake to teach under contract for five years at the end of which you may choose to stay in the UK or return to Jamaica. Based on my calculations which in turn rest on the budget we would agree to of what life would cost in the UK and the contract we would have negotiated on your behalf with individual schools we know that at the end of five years both you and your spouse would have accumulated a savings of £66,000 which is equivalent to JA$11.8 million at current exchange rates. If you choose to stay in the UK for an additional five years you would accumulate an additional £136,200 or JA$24.4 million at current exchange rates. Upon the successful completion of three years of teaching in the UK my company would gift you a car which we would have enabled you to use from year one. This progress in your profession and the enjoyment for you and your family of the standard of living that the UK has to offer is the extent of my offer to you.
This is not just lip service on the internet. I, Peter Campbell, have made representation to both the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Education on one side as well as the Jamaica Teachers’ Association President on the side of teachers as a whole. I have proposed that in return for legal recognition on the island by the Jamaican Government as an Overseas Employment Agency we would reinvest a portion of our revenue into young teachers getting on the job and property ladder as well as directly investing in education institutions on the island. So far the technocrats and decision makers within government have been unresponsive to the changing realities of globalization within the west. Democracy in action requires that you, the individual teacher, raise the pertinent issue of overseas opportunities to your JTA and The Government of Jamaica.
Seek and you shall find.