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Welcome to The PIE Talent

The PIE Talent is a specialist executive search service for the global international education sector.

We work exclusively inside international education and take the hard work out of recruitment for you.

We know that recruiting great staff takes a lot of time and effort. In our sector, it’s often very difficult to find people who have just the right kind of experience, language skills or contacts that you’re looking for.

That’s where The PIE Talent can help you. Run by a team that has spent years working in international education, we have an excellent grasp of companies’ diverse talent requirements and how to meet those needs. We use our extensive global network, unrivalled contacts and in-depth knowledge of the industry to target suitable candidates who can help your business flourish, and take all the stress out of the recruitment process for you.

How we work

We make the recruitment process as easy as possible for our clients and understand the value that an external recruitment partner can add to your business. After fully understanding a company’s needs, strategy and structure, we will manage the entire recruitment cycle, using our excellent industry knowledge to allow us to identify the most suitable candidate for the role.

We have worked with clients across the globe, placing candidates in positions based in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. We have a broad repertoire across senior executive, sales, marketing, business development, academic management, operational and other functions within the international education sector.

Our team of consultants is composed of talented individuals with extensive industry-specific experience and an in-depth understanding of the international education market.

Who we work with

We work with both public and private sector organisations all around the world. Our clients include examination boards, language schools, business schools, pathway providers, professional services companies, event organisers and independent schools.


If you are looking for a new role within the international education sector – either actively or just keeping an eye out – send your CV and details of your ideal next move to newjob@thepiejobs.com and we’ll be in touch.

The PIE Talent People

Amy Baker Amy Baker

Amy is an international education expert with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. Over the last three years she has built up The PIE and worked closely with colleagues on The PIE Talent. She divides her time between recruitment and editorial and has carved out a reputation for being able to identify the right profile of person to suit an international education company, be they agent-facing, studentfacing or a senior operator.

Hadil El-Agami Hadil El-Agami
Recruitment Manager

Hadil began her career in international education and development before joining The PIE. She has a BSc in Business Administration and specialised in International Marketing. Hadil is of Egyptian descent and grew up between London and Egypt. Her education nurtured an internationally minded, bilingual individual, gave her insight and understanding of this field and a greater ability to communicate effectively within it.

Pamela Rodriguez Otten Pamela Rodriguez Otten
Recruitment Manager

Pamela has worked in higher education for almost 20 years for public and private institutions in the US and UK. Her roles often involved hiring, and also comprised managing offices in academic advising, international students, study abroad, Erasmus, enrolment, registry and career counselling. She holds a BA in Anthropology/Sociology/Spanish and a Masters in Higher Education Administration.

Serene Sunderland Serene Sunderland
Recruitment Manager

Serene graduated from the University of Durham with a BA in Modern Chinese Studies. She pursued her study of Chinese language and literature in Taipei, Taiwan and became fully conversant in Mandarin. She worked in China for several years, within the international education industry, before returning to London and joining the PIE Talent team.

Lucy Boyd Smith Lucy Boyd Smith
Recruitment Manager

Lucy graduated with a BA in History and Politics before moving to Dubai to begin her recruitment career. Her main experience is working on senior level hires across the Middle East, with a particular focus on marketing and operations roles within the education sector. Lucy has a wealth of 360 degree recruitment experience, including a solid understanding of what constitutes a good fit for both sides and proven success developing strong relationships with clients and candidates.

For information about our rates and how we may be able to help you, contact Amy on amy@thepietalent.com or tel +44 (0)203 535 0873 or Hadil on hadil@thepietalent.com or tel +44 (0)208 133 1217.

Download a copy of our PIE Talent brochure.