Unsure about teaching as a career? New scheme to try it out before applying

If you’ve thought about teaching, but you’re still not sure whether it’s for you, Try Teaching could be just what you’re looking for.

Try Teaching  gives you the opportunity to gain paid experience in a school before you decide whether or not you’d like to train as a teacher.

The idea is that you’d spend one or two terms as a paid intern completing graduate-level work whilst also completing a personal development programme. Your role could involve widening participation and outreach activities and working with under-represented pupils who are considering a university degree.

If you’re interested, you need to register via the Try Teaching website. If successful, you will then be matched with a school and undergo an interview.

After the internship, you can either decide to apply for teacher training and get lots of help with your application, or you can  receive guidance regarding alternative career paths if you decide teaching isn’t for you.

Interns can also expect to gain employability badges through Careercred.com, a CBI-approved scheme, which rewards the transferable skills you will have acquired during your placement.

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