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Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Are you a graduate considering a career in teaching? Would you like paid work experience in a local secondary school to help you decide if teaching is the career for you?

Teaching Personnel are seeking to enrol a number of recent Graduates on to our Graduate Teaching Internship from September 2021.

What is the Future Teachers Programme?

The Future Teachers Programme is a 1 year course designed to support graduates who are considering a career in teaching but wish to gain paid work experience prior to enrolling in formal teacher training. Graduates will receive weekly payment of up to GBP375 per week.

How does it work?

Each Future Teacher placement will run for up to one academic year to help graduates to gain a broad experience of life in school. Teaching Personnel offers ongoing support alongside a teacher mentor assigned to each graduate throughout the programme.

Throughout the placement, graduates will work as a subject specialist Teaching Assistant supporting in a number of tasks and activities including:

  • Offering in class subject specialist support
  • Supporting students with Special Educational Needs
  • Running small group and one-to-one interventions to raise student attainment
  • Assisting in the planning and preparation of lessons
  • Supervising lessons in the short term absence of teachers

How do I apply?

To apply for the Future Teachers Programme, all applicants must hold a degree in one of the following subject areas: Maths, English, Science, Humanities or Languages.

The course will run throughout the academic year from September 2021 until July 2022. To enrol on the course, applicants must be available Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 3pm on an ongoing basis.

To apply, please upload your CV for consideration. For further information please contact the Manchester East Secondary branch or visit

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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