The Prospects Group

The Prospects Group is a dynamic and enterprising organisation providing a wide range of tailored education, employment, training and care products and services in the UK and internationally. Each year we work with more than 500,000 young people and adults through our extensive range of high quality services. 

Read more about the wide range of work within the Prospects Group.

In addition the following organisations are part of our Group.



Established in 1873, Gabbitas is the global expert in British independent education. Gabbitas prides itself on combining a respected tradition of excellence with a unique and bespoke service that is tailored to fit the personal requirements of our clients in all areas of independent education.

For parents, this includes advice on school placement, special educational needs, higher education and careers advice along with private hourly and residential tutoring, summer schools and guardianship for international students.

Gabbitas also provides specialist consultancy services, including school performance management and improvement, IT solutions, staff recruitment and pupil placement.

With offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul, along with a specialist Russian team based in London, Gabbitas is able to meet the needs of clients worldwide.

Gabbitas is part of the Prospects group, a leading education, employment and training company.

  • Visit the Gabbitas website to find out more.

  • Optimus Education, part of the Prospects Group

    Optimus Education

    Since 1997 Optimus Education has helped primary and secondary school leadership teams to manage staff development efficiently and effectively, stay compliant and drive whole school improvement. Optimus Education joined the Prospects Group in 2016, expanding the group’s ability to offer of a wealth of experience, expert support and high-quality products and services.

    Optimus Education has offices in London and provides school improvement, educational services and conferences across the country.

    Find out more about Optimus Education



CfA specialise in the recruitment of senior executives and trustees for charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally. The company holds an extensive confidential register of senior candidates who can be placed permanently or to cover interim management positions.

CfA can also offer consultancy for organisational, trustee and board development and other services such as psychometric testing and executive coaching.

CfA's Advice and Guidance Recruitment Division offers services for employers in the education, advice and guidance sector. We have a proven track record of recruiting permanent, contract or temporary staff across education, Welfare to Work, information, and advice and guidance sectors.

CfA's Fundraising Recruitment Services Team is dedicated to recruiting highly skilled and motivated fundraising professionals for the charities and not-for-profit organisations. We recruit for all types of fundraising roles from fundraising assistants and officers to managers and directors.


3BM, providing support services to the education sector, is the first employee led mutual joint venture to spin-out from local government. Prospects is the partner in the joint venture. The pioneering new model for delivering better and more cost-effective services to the public combines the experience and local knowledge of council staff with a private sector business ethic. 3BM delivers services such as financial management, IT and building development to schools allowing them to focus on education.

Find out more about 3BM