We’re a leading provider of flexible staffing and recruitment services in the education, skills, training and employability sectors and have been for the past 25 years! We’re specialists in our field, and experts in search – using our robust network of professionals both inside and outside the sector to find the very best talent to join your teams.

We’re a also a key partner of the IEP Talent Academy aimed at attracting, developing and retaining talent whilst setting new standards for applicants coming in to the employability and skills sector!


The learning and development element of the Talent Academy has been built by the sector, for the sector.  The recruitment partners will arrange for candidates to study the first three modules prior to engagement by their employer.  They will receive a ‘passport’ accreditation to prove that they have achieved the required standard from the IEP. This creates an effective onboarding tool for providers who can be more confident in their recruitment choices.


We know that there are not enough people in the sector with the right skills, knowledge and experience to fulfil the demand.  Using the expertise of our statistical partners EMSI, we will use labour market intelligence to target our search as effectively as possible. Their recent research commissioned by Aptem has been critical in identifying where future talent may come from.

We are currently talking to providers bidding for Restart about their plans for significant upscaling, and for others potentially in the supply chain as they position themselves to deliver.  For an initial discussion on how Protocol or the wider IEP Talent Academy can support you, please contact Beth Curtis, bcurtis@protocol.co.uk or 07900 275350.

Find out more about the IEP Talent Academy.