Take your engineering skills into the classroom
As a graduate of engineering, your skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and strong numeracy will provide a natural transition to teaching subjects such as maths, physics, chemistry or computing – subjects that are in demand in schools. You’ll also provide pupils the chance to conquer a subject that’s a gateway to other careers and employment. Many engineers successfully retrain as teachers every year and there's lots of support available throughout the application process.
- you could get a tax-free bursary of up to £26,000 to train as a teacher, or you could apply for a prestigious scholarship
- further funding for training with a tuition fee, maintenance loan and extra financial support
- when you register with us, you'll receive support from a teaching expert, who will answer all your questions and assist with your application
What to expect
As a trainee teacher, you’ll learn the skills to plan and deliver engaging lessons that inspire the best results from your pupils. You’ll be assisted by a team of mentors and tutors, helping you become a confident and inspiring teacher.
Once you qualify, you’ll benefit from a competitive salary of at least £23,720, or £29,664 in inner London; as your career progresses, so will your salary – in fact, teachers in leadership roles earn on average £58,100, with many earning significantly more.
Enhance your subject knowledge
If you need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training.
Teacher training options
22 July 2019 - 18:30
Looking for a career with a real purpose? Join this online event to find out more about teaching as a career and the different routes you can take to qualify as a teacher in England. Our panel of experts will help you decide which route is best for you and provide lots of advice to kick start your new career.
Return to teaching
25 July 2019 - 18:30
Considering a return to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you return, answering questions on arranging school experience, subject knowledge enhancement, preparing your application and finding vacancies.
Preparing for your teacher training
29 July 2019 - 18:30
If you've been accepted on a teacher training course, this online event is for you. Our panel of experts will provide useful resources and share hints and tips to help prepare you for your first day in school.
Change career to teaching
05 August 2019 - 18:30
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you retrain. Our panel will also include a teacher who will share his or her experiences of the obstacles they faced when changing career.