Teach First

Public Sector & Charity
About Teach First

This is where it all begins. 

It’s time to discover who you could become.  

Teach First is a charity that believes education is the most powerful tool to help a child fulfil their potential. We work with schools in the most deprived areas of the country, making sure no child is left behind.  

Join Teach First and become the person you’re meant to be. You’ll have new experiences every day. Develop skills that can take you anywhere. Grow in ways you never imagined. All while giving the children our society is failing the futures they deserve. 

Our two-year graduate scheme, the Training Programme, is a route into leadership like no other. Join the UK's largest teacher training and leadership programme and you’ll get:   

·        a salary from day one in the classroom   

·        opportunities for quick progression   

·        a fully funded qualification worth over £10k   

·        access to our 16,000-strong network of teachers, leaders and businesses  

·        a package of support to help you thrive in your career 

This is your chance to make a difference for children experiencing poverty across the country. With Teach First, you can open up a world of possibilities – for you, and for the children you’ll teach.   

It’s no wonder we’re consistently featured as one of the UK’s top graduate schemes by the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list.   

Not graduating yet?

It’s never too early to get started. For students in the first, second or penultimate years of study, we offer two-day Taster Programmes to develop your skillset and try your hand at teaching.


Applications are now open for 2024. Apply early for the best chance of securing your first-choice location.   

Be a leader. Be a teacher. 

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