Education and teaching graduate employers have a lot to offer those looking to get into the sector. If you’re ready to join this highly rewarding sector, this guide will take you through who the top employers are, the types of graduate schemes or internships they offer and any extra benefits you can expect to receive.
Teach First believe that every child has the right to a fair education and have been dedicated to their mission for over 15 years. Teach First offers a popular graduate training programme with a rolling deadline, so find out if you’re eligible and apply today.
They also offer online student taster days, perfect for expanding your CV and impressing future employers. These taster days are a fast track towards the training programme.
Get Into Teaching is a free service provided by the Department for Education to provide graduates with support and advice to those who are looking at a potential career in teaching. Anyone can register to receive personalised information about a career in teaching and how you could use your passion and interest to inspire others.
They offer advice on a range of teacher training courses, great for graduates who also have GCSE C/4 or equivalent in English and Maths (and a GCSE C/4 in science if wanting to teach primary). The application process for teacher training courses opens in October each year. The registration window for support from Get Into Teaching runs on a rolling deadline.
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Ark Teacher Training aims to make graduates the best teachers they can be. Part of the international charity, Ark, they are determined to ensure that every child has the same educational opportunities, no matter their background. Ark Teacher Training is driven to recruit the best graduates that will become the teachers of the future.
For graduates, Ark Teacher Training offers a trainee teacher programme which incorporates gaining the PGCE qualification during the two-year programme. This means when you complete the programme, you’ll be fully qualified to teach in UK state schools.
Hopscotch is a leading specialist consultancy that creates marketing and education campaigns in the hope to inspire families and young people. Some of their clients include John Lewis, E.ON, M&S and the BCC, and they also work with charities, government departments and not-for-profit organisations including the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). Their mission is to connect children and young people to well-known organisations to create their future.
As London’s leading education consultancy, Enjoy Education offers advisory services to families and individuals globally. Some of their services include private tuition, school selection, home-schooling programmes and more. These services ensure they can guide families through all the stages of education, from nursery to university. They’re always on the lookout for bright, dynamic graduates to join their team - take a look at their website for more information.
Pearson is a well-known education publishing and assessment service - you may have seen them on the front of an exam you’ve taken! Their mission is to have a lifelong relationship with millions of learners, shape the future of learning, and collaborate with a diverse group of partners. They are determined to equip learners with the skills and knowledge they need to jump straight into future employment or higher education.
Pearson offers various graduate schemes and internships on a rolling deadline.
What do these education and teaching employers offer me?
Education and teaching employers are always making sure to offer graduates and students the best possible experience and benefits. This could be the chance to work on real-life projects with a team, teaching you how to bring products or services to life, or, the chance to work alongside a senior member of staff.
If you’re going into teaching, some employers may offer support after you’ve left your graduate scheme into the first few years of teaching. Others may offer you the chance to become a qualified teacher alongside your studies, this would mean studying for the postgraduate PGCE qualification - allowing you to teach in any state school across the UK.
To find out more about a PGCE qualification, read our article on becoming a qualified teacher: what is a PGCE, and how does it work?
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