Education Recruitment Experts.

Build your perfect team with Dovetail & Slate, the education recruitment experts. With 24 years of experience curating and placing quality candidates, we understand the importance of swift and straightforward deployment in essential roles such as teaching, lecturing and assessing.

Speak to our team on 0300 1245 777 to see how we can find your next job or perfect candidate for your role.


We work communicatively and collaboratively to fully understand your brief and your company’s evolving needs.

Only the most qualified applicants, appraised in line with your requirements, are put forward for your consideration saving you the laborious task of vetting.


Driving the market forwards, our team of consultants keeps a step ahead of the industry to deliver rapid results on demand.

Powered by experience, expertise and our personable always-on comms, we source and attract the most skilled and talented candidates before channelling them into their ideal vacancy.


Offering coverage across the UK, our network of contacts puts a fleet of skilled professionals at our fingertips, ensuring we’re primed to deliver recruitment options the instant you need them.

Get on our radar so we can start working for you today.

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  • Andrew Gould | Programme Leader in Construction | Reaseheath College

    Andrew Gould

    Programme Leader in Construction | Reaseheath College
    I’ve had the pleasure to work with Guy from Dovetail & Slate on a number of both permanent and temporary staffing challenge. Guys work ethic and the team from Dovetail are so amenable and personable and offer a truly bespoke service. The college was really in quite a delicate situation whereby interim members of staff were required to cover some new provisions, delivering at a higher level of construction and the Dovetail & Slate team supplied the perfect candidates. I cannot recommend their services highly enough, particularly when there is a need to keep continuity for your learners with skilled and updated staff.
  • Phil Clark

    Director of Curriculum
    Dovetail and Slate are my go-to agency, they have covered every challenge and requirement I have sent to them, giving me exceptional insight into the candidate market which then allows me to plan delivery with the right knowledge. My needs are often urgent and skills shortage areas like construction and engineering. Dovetail fill these vacancies with apparent ease! I would recommend them to anyone looking to hire the right staff.
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    Martin Waller

    Comply UK
    Personal recommendation to all of my Education colleagues with recruitment needs – Dovetail & Slate and in particular Guy Walker – I have worked with Guy for over 4 years now and he has supported me in the recruitment of probably one of the most difficult areas, Construction, all trades but particularly well in the electrical, plumbing and gas sector. for me its all about relationship and being able to speak freely and having somebody on the end of the line who isnt just hungry to get the business but hungry to find suitable candidates and most important one who listens and doesn’t give you CV’s that he knows you dont want. knows the kind of personality your looking for and more importantly what your not looking for and always succeeded in finding the right people in the right timeframes. The conversations are always good, full of laughter and light hearted so its always the full package you get with Guy, work is hard enough so why not have the laugh and let a important phone call be a one full of smiles and laughter. I always admire people who make the leap into business as ive been there before. If you have recruitment needs please give Guy a call, I have worked with ALL of them, you will be impressed.
  • Carl Goodfellow

    FE Applicant
    I have dealt with Dovetail and Slate over the last few months, initially as an applicant seeking a new role, then a contract and finally a permanent employee with a client of theirs. The service I receive from the team was brilliant, communicating clearly with me throughout the process, ensuring I was happy with all stages and delivering the desired result which is getting me back into permanent employment! If you need an agency to support your next step I would recommend you call them.
  • Emma Kertland

    An extremely positive experience with Dovetail and Slate Recruitment. Was the first time I had to work with the company however would not hesitate to go back if needed. The members of the team went above and beyond even after they placed me in a well suited placement, checking in as to whether I was still happy and if there was anything more they could do. Could not have asked for anything more.
  • Tony Jordan

    I can warmly recommend Dovetail and Slate Recruitment. Both the team and the process were brilliant. It was communicated to me in a straight-forward and easy manner which made a stressful situation easy. Would recommend to anyone searching for a new job.
  • Wayne Arkwright

    Could not fault the service with Dovetail and Slate. They quickly placed me in a well suited placement with no issues on their behalf. The team was incredibly helpful and have continued to keep in contact with me.
  • People and Performance

    Dovetail and Slate offer a professional service at exceptional rates. Guy and the team are experts at what they do - unlike other agencies they don’t fill your inbox with dozens of prospective CVs; they deliver a responsive, personable and friendly approach to resourcing and recruitment. They’re a great team to work with, and we can be certain that our temporary and permanent vacancies can be filled in a swift, reliable manner. I would recommend them to any college or training company!