With the frustrations of expensive fees charged by recruitment companies in the education sector, the idea of INAT was born.
Typically schools would reach out to recruiters in order to find both full time and part time
staff. Although there was a huge reluctance to use this process, the convenience and lack of
other options was normally enough justification for recruiters to take control. Passionate about
changing this situation, INAT was dedicated to turn the process on its head and reshape the future
of recruitment in the education sector. The proposal was to allow for teachers and schools to
communicate with one another via an app to post and apply for jobs, eliminating the need for
recruiters and expensive fees that were associated.
For INAT both a mobile and a desktop cloud based application were developed. The benefit of providing both platforms allowed
for schools to communicate with teachers from the comfort on their work environment and teachers
looking for work would be able to communicate conveniently on the go.
The communication channel between schools and teachers is achieved using a real time messaging service integrated into the
app and utilising push notification technology, all users of the app receive messages directly
to their phone or desktop much like an SMS text. The use of this technology means that even when
a user does not have the application open, messages are sent in real time and will still appear
on screen, a service that is completely free to use.
Using the job management feature, teachers can post jobs detailing the position and dates associated. The post is then published
in the app in real time, waiting for teachers with the relevant skills and experience to apply
for the role. IN response to the post, with a couple a clicks , teachers can submit their interest
and subsequently will then be notified of anyone who has shown interest. Again, all of the interactions
that take place in the app in real time.
Real Time Notifications
All interactions, pending job posts and messages are viewable using the notifications panel. This feature ensures that all
users are kept updo date and never miss the opportunity to apply for new roles, or engage with
Using the interactive calendar makes posting a position a breeze, the user simply selects the date/s they would like to post
a position and role is automatically updated with this information. This is a great tool for
both the schools and teachers, schools are able to view teachers availability, depending on any
jobs they have applied for and teachers have instance access to the detail of any job via this
Each user of the application has a personal profile area in which they can update their personal details, upload certificates,
qualifications and previous work experience that they may have undertaken.
Towards the front of the application is an intuitive dashboard that allows for users to navigate quickly around each of the
core features. Users using the dashboard can quickly post new positions, search for schools/teachers
and view vacancies or availability using the interactive calendar.