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Looking for a rewarding new job in Teaching this New Year?

To help high-quality graduates explore whether teaching is right for them, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is hosting a range of events starting this month

People who are seeking a more rewarding and challenging career with excellent career progression opportunities for the New Year are being encouraged to find out more about getting into teaching. 

To help high-quality graduates explore whether teaching is right for them, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is hosting a range of events starting this month:

Career changer workshops are being held in Cambridge (14/1), London (15/1), Birmingham (21/1) and Leeds (22/1) to provide expert insights into teaching and how to make the transition. These workshops are designed specifically for career changers who are interested in teaching maths, physics, chemistry, computing, languages, and design and technology (D&T).

A Train to Teach roadshow starts in February and goes to Newcastle upon Tyne (1/2), Manchester (8/2), London (1/3), Bristol (8/3) and Birmingham (15/3). These events provide a fantastic opportunity to find out all the information you need about a career in teaching and the training options available in your area.  

Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “New Year is traditionally a time when people consider switching career and we are encouraging more top graduates who are looking for a more rewarding career, or are simply looking for a new challenge, to consider teaching.  It is important that excellent professionals already in the workplace realise that teaching is not the sole preserve of new graduates – in fact, some of our best teachers started out their working life in other fields. We have therefore put in place a series of events to help talented career changers and new graduates alike to get a better picture of the rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers. 

“What is particularly exciting about career changers, whether they are from accountancy or industry, law or business, is the experience as well as the expertise they can bring into schools. We already have some of the best teachers working in our classrooms today but we want to encourage even more outstanding candidates into the profession who have the passion and potential to become exceptional teachers and who can bring subjects like maths and science to life for the next generation.

“Teaching has changed - the opportunities for the most able graduates have never been better with substantial bursaries and scholarships, high-quality training and excellent career progression prospects. In addition, starting salaries in teaching are higher than many would think.”   

Applications for teacher training in 2014 are now open. Those interested in becoming a teacher are encouraged to register with NCTL to receive a comprehensive programme of support and guidance. For more information about this, the different routes into teaching and financial support available, visit or call the Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.

To find out more about the career changer workshops go to:

  • Date published: 07th January 2014
  • Written by: David Ruiz



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