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Future Teachers Programme

Your first step in a life-changing career

Our Future Teacher Programme lets you fully explore a career in education before committing to Initial Teacher Training. We provide paid placements in schools and start a journey that can ultimately lead to qualified teacher status and a career that changes lives.  

Meet the Future Teachers

Current and former members of the Future Teachers Programme at the Swindon & Wiltshire Teaching School Hub talk about how the programme has benefitted them. 

Why join Teaching Personnel's Future Teachers Programme

Benefits of Joining

  • Quick and easy application and weekly pay
  • A flexible route into a teaching career. Full and part-time options available that fit your life 
  • Opportunities exist to get a fully funded Initial Teacher Training place.
  • Build teaching skills and confidence before committing to Initial Teacher Training.  
  • Work with schools that are invested in your development. 
  • Access exclusive professional development material 

  • Receive ongoing support from Teaching Personnel and your in-school mentor. 
  • Find paid work immediately and build up your experience for your CV.
  • Make a positive impact on children and young people's lives from day one.

Our Future Teachers Programme helps the next generation of educators hit their stride and find their passion.  Successful candidates come away with a first-hand insight into the world of teaching that gives them the confidence to decide whether it’s the right career path.

“If it were not for this programme, I wouldn’t be sitting here now or have even considered a career in education.” 
Rupert, Future Teacher, Glenmoor and Winton Academy

Get started

How Future Teachers works

1. Get in Touch

Once you’ve registered your interest in the Future Teachers Programme, your local consultant will call to provide more information and answer any questions. We then complete some Safeguarding checks before introducing you to our partner schools.  

2. Get to Know Your School 

Before a formal interview for a place on the programme, most schools will meet with you online or invite you for a getting-to-know-you session. There’s a chance to learn more about how the school and the programme work. After a successful interview, you will be ready to start your placement. 

3. Getting Started

Placements are for up to one year. During this time, you will typically spend time working as a Teaching Assistant and Cover Manager before having the opportunity to plan your own lessons. You will be provided with support, mentoring, training and the opportunity to reflect on your experiences. 

Your Future

A Future Teachers placement is the perfect preparation for an Initial Teaching Training course. Some of Teaching Personnel’s partner schools offer fully- funded places on PGCE courses for successful Future Teachers. Other schools will assist you in finding a place on a course and look to keep you in the school when you qualify.  

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