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We can help you get into teaching

Start a new rewarding career this year by taking your skills and experience into the classroom, inspiring the next generation and helping them realise their ambitions.

Over 24,000 people have applied to start teacher training in 2016 so far – an average of nearly 300 per day. Places are still available, but you should apply now for the best chance of securing a place at your chosen provider. Read our handy checklist to help you prepare your application. To receive tailored support during the application process, make sure you register with us.

Find out more about switching to a career in teaching from current teachers and trainees. Transcript (PDF, 202KB)

I worked for a bank, then in recruitment, and I realised an office environment wasn’t for me. I didn’t feel like I was making a difference. But you can as a teacher.

Samantha Webster, assistant headteacher

Upcoming events

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  • Train to Teach Leicester

    13 February 2016 AT 10:00

    This event in Leicester gives you the chance to ask experts about teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

  • Middlesex University Open Day

    13 February 2016 AT 10:00

    At Middlesex University, we give our graduates the confidence and skills to launch into their vocation and make a real difference to children’s lives.

  • Advice for first- and second-year undergraduates

    15 February 2016 AT 18:30

    This event is specifically tailored for students currently in their first or second year at university. The session will offer guidance on how best to prepare for your teacher training application.

  • Teach First career changer coffee with a recruiter

    16 February 2016 AT 08:30

    For anyone considering joining the Teach First Leadership Development Programme (LDP) from another career, we are holding sessions with a member of our experienced hires recruitment team to give you the chance to get all of your questions answered.

    London Open