April News - New Team Member, Au Pair River Cruise, Au Pair Interviews and more..
April is an exciting month for us - continue reading for an overview of the recent news and developments at smartaupairs...
New Team Member
We are excited to welcome a new team member, Rinske from Netherlands to join our team. She already has experience in working in our Australian branch, and we are sure she will do an equally great job here at smartaupairs UK and will certainly be an invaluable help during the busy summer months.
Au Pair River Cruise, 2012
We have sent information to all current au pairs on the upcoming Thames river cruise. This will be on the 13th of May. The cruise has been tremendously popular in previous years so we have encouraged all au pairs who are interested to confirm their attendance soonest (the cost for au pairs who are placed by smartaupairs is £10). Please see more information on the cruise and how to book a place by following the link to our blog. It might be useful to remind your au pair regarding this as it is one event not to miss! We will also be there from smartaupairs to meet our au pairs.
Au Pair Interviews
We are working hard to ensure high calibre and preparation of our candidates. From one of our previous mailouts, you may have noted that we were due to start au pair interviews with new applicants. This is an additional interview to the one already conducted by the sending agency overseas. This has now fully launched and we have received great feedback both from the host families and the au pairs themselves on the additional call/notes and hence also an additional layer of security and preparation.
Overseas Agency Relations – Key to High Calibre Candidates
A key element to ensuring high calibre candidates, are also our overseas partner agencies. This year, we have already met up with a number of our partners to discuss the feedback our host families have given on the au pair placements. This way, our partners are fully informed of the requirements you have and can already raise this with the applicants at the time of first enquiry from potential applicants. As we have particularly strong demand for candidates for the Northern Europe, we have personally visited the offices of our Finnish, German & Dutch partners – and also met many more during the last month’s IAPA Conference (International au pair agency association) in Budapest.
Maj-Britt, Tuuli, Uwe at IAPA Conference
Tuuli & Tiina from Allianssi
A strong partner agency network also ensures that we have a great choice of candidates throughout the year.
Simply give us a call or send us an e-mail if you would like to (re-)start your next search
– we look forward to your call!
0800 917 81 66