Andreea just got herself onto the Training Programme with Teach First after visiting the Bright Network website and subsequently being contacted by telephone and email. She took time out of studying at LSE to tell us about her experiences and how best to approach the application.
Why did you choose a graduate role with Teach First?
It is because I am really passionate about teaching. When I first heard about Bright Network I had a good look at the website and found some really interesting things. After creating my profile, Bright Network sent me the e-mail about Teach First and I applied. I was then kept in contact by telephone.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
By far the toughest part of the application process was the assessment centre. Teaching the lesson was very hard, however I really enjoyed the group exercise. The group task was my favourite part because it showed me how to be engaging and allowed me to work with other people from my cohort.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
No. I had an idea of the process as it was my second time applying.
Do you have any advice for your fellow Bright Network members?
I think it's really important to know the company well so that you have a good amount of material for an interview. Also, don't feel nervous as they're not as bad as everyone thinks, and finally act excited on the day, a positive attitude will take you a long way.