We have a couple of teaching organisations visiting the city in the next month or two. First up, is JET, the Japan Exchange and Teaching programme, which will be in the Careers Service on 23rd October (details here). JET is a fantastic experience for anyone wanting to teach, travel, or have something a bit different on their CV to help them stand out from the crowd. It is extremely well regarded across every sector and, having listened to a former JET give a presentation last year, is an amazing life experience. The application process is very thorough, so it’s worth coming along to the presentation, or catching up with JET on twitter to find out more.
Teach First will be in Newcastle on the 30th October (details here), to promote their unique teacher training programme. It’s an interesting route for PGRs and postdocs considering teacher training, as the on-the-job approach often suits people with a bit of confidence and maturity, and it’s salaried, which is ideal for older applicants who don’t want to take the kind of pay-cut usually involved with a PGCE (unless you’re planning to teach a shortage subject, in which case there are some nice bursaries attached!). Teach First is also extremely well regarded both in- and outside education.
We have a few JET and Teach First teachers on our Graduate Connections pages, if you’d like to email and ask their advice about the programmes. For more information about other routes into teaching, check the Careers Service’s comprehensive teacher training webpages, or stop by to chat to an adviser.