The EP story
EP was established in 1995 by Stu Birch, a New Zealand teacher, upon returning to New Zealand after some time teaching in the UK. From the word go, we specialised in finding quality teachers for New Zealand schools. We quickly built a reputation for efficiency, reliability and excellent friendly service. We are about the right match between teachers and schools/centres, not about bums on seats. The Ministry of Education recognised our contribution to the Education sector. For over 20 years, we have been a Ministry of Education recruiter, working with schools and centres all across the country.
In 2016, we opened an office in Auckland, and in 2019, we opened our Christchurch branch.
In 2019, we rebranded from Education Personnel to ep.education, in the wake of a new partnership with international education staffing firm ANZUK. To this day, we are still owned and operated by teachers and are more committed than ever to bringing excellence in the education sector by bringing together quality people.
25 years on, we are still looking at new ways of supporting our clients and candidates, and we expanded our services greatly in the past few years. We are now offering Job Find Assistance, professional development courses for teachers and International Support Services for placed overseas teachers and the school employing them. And there is always more to come!
Meet the Team
Because placing teachers also takes a village
Managing Director, Founder
Our candidate care team
Caring is in their DNA. From answering your first questions about finding work, to making you ready to be placed, our care bears will guide you throughout the placement process.
Candidate Care Team Leader
Lead Candidate Coordinator
Candidate Coordinator - Permanent Liaison
International Support Services Manager
Our team of superheroes, finding the perfect match for teachers and schools.
Senior Recruitment Executive
General Manager of Temporary
& Permanent Recruitment
National Temporary Recruitment Team Leader
Temporary Recruitment Wellington Team Leader + Recruitment Consultant
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Our Job Find Assistance (JFA) & Professional Development team
Our team of experienced consultants, empowering teachers to find the right role for them.
Team Leader + Recruitment Consultant
Consultant + PD Coordinator
Consultant & PD Assistant
Behind the scenes
The little stars who are making sure that our world is still spinning round.
National HR & Office Manager
Marketing, Communication & Systems Leader
Senior Recruitment Coordinator & Automation Lead
Finance & Payroll Manager
EP worked closely with the school leadership to ensure that we managed to recruit a teacher who was the right fit for our school.
- Malcolm Milner, Principal,
Very friendly team to deal with. They have great teachers who get down to the child's level and communicate with them. Their relief teachers use their initiative and are a pleasure to have as part of our teaching team.
- Kathryn Collings, Centre Manager,
St Mary's Preschool Otahuhu
Great communication and fantastic candidates.
- Craig Holt, Principal,
Willow Park School
EP took the time to understand our school, and the key requirements in the person we were seeking to fill our vacancy. They have done a great job.
- Mark Robinson, Principal,