Why teach?

Why teach?

More of the best graduates and professionals are training to teach. That’s because there are more great reasons to pursue a career in teaching than ever before. You can benefit from financial support during your training, and once you’ve qualified you can enjoy enviable job security and a generous pension. Plus you get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Watch this video for helpful tips on getting into teaching, from real trainees and experienced teachers. Transcript (PDF, 118KB)

Even when you get home and you have had a tough day, there will be something that has happened that will make you smile.

Paul Evason, design and technology teacher

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