Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Education

Get young people inspired by the subject you love. Teaching is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count.

Teaching at a glance

Key facts:

  • Comprehensive programme of support and guidance throughout the application process to become a teacher
  • Our services are completely free and designed to provide tailored advice on a career in teaching:
    • Information on available training options
    • Guidance on financial support (generous bursaries and scholarships available in some secondary subjects)
    • Support to arrange school experience
    • Expert, personalised advice through online seminars and regional teacher training events

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

Teaching offers fantastic career prospects, development opportunities and generous financial benefits to train. There’s even the opportunity to build or refresh your knowledge before you start your teacher training if you have an unrelated degree, but studied the subject to A level or have plenty of professional experience, with a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement course.

Teaching is a rewarding profession, in more ways than one. You’ll get the opportunity to inspire the next generation and you could get a £26,000 bursary, or be awarded a prestigious scholarship, to support you throughout your training year. You’ll earn a competitive salary of at least £23,720 (nationally) or £29,664 (inner London) and receive up to 13 weeks’ holiday allowance. There are also great employment prospects: 94% of newly qualified teachers were employed within six months of completing training.*

*Subject to change. Correct: September 2018.