Helping you find a career in teaching & education
Teaching and education is an incredibly important industry - responsible for moulding the minds of tomorrow. No matter what your specific role is, it's a very rewarding career choice.
Salaries begin at £22,917 for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and can rise quite quickly. You will also be paid for any extra responsibilities that you take on - such as hosting after-school clubs, or being the head of a department. Typically private school teachers will be paid more than state school teachers.
Teachers also have a great benefits package including long holidays, excellent pension and the opportunity to develop their career through government-funded initiatives such as the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund.
You will be a source of inspiration to those who you are teaching, so it's important to be able to convey your enthusiasm for a subject and be able to motivate those who don't feel like engaging with education - particularly if you're teaching children.
The industry also relies on the support staff within schools such as welfare officers and teaching assistants. Most schools also require specially trained support staff to assist children with special needs.
Within teaching and education people immediately imagine teaching children, but there are many other roles you could within this industry. You could be working in government developing curriculums, teaching adults or working in education writing the books that are used in classrooms across the country.