I have worked for Hays agency this last year and I have been in two long-tern posts. In both schools I have been offered a permanant contract with the school only to have it withdrawn when Hays wanted £8000 finder's fee. I have asked Hays about this but each agent I speak to has a different story to tell regarding the amount and conditions of these fees. I have worked really hard to ensure I do a good job to impress my employers but am unhappy that Agencies are able to shut the door on your future opportunities. I have been told that once I have worked in a school through Hays I can not go back to that school directly or with another agency for 18 months. Do all agencies have finder's fees? Are the fees less? Can you recommend an agency in the Midlands?