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Graduate Teaching Scheme

Job description

  • Are you in your final year at University studying Education, Child Development, English, Maths, History, Sports, Psychology or Drama?

  • Are you considering a career in the Education Sector but not quite sure where to start?
  • Would you like to have a paid opportunity to try teaching in a school setting even with minimal experience before taking a step further to potentially start a PGCE or another teaching programme?

  • Are you currently living/commuting to Cardiff?

If you can answer yes to all of the above, you may qualify for our Graduate Scheme, aiming to help Grads step a foot in the Education Sector by working as a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant or Behaviour Mentor within one of our Partner Primary Schools in Cardiff.

Whether your aim is to work within Child Development/Psychology on the long run or to potentially undertake a PGCE to become a Primary School Teacher, we will be able to place you in an adequate role, involving support with children aged 3 to 11 within a full classroom setting, small group or one-to-one intervention.

All our candidates get paid above National Living Wage (GBP10+ per hour) and you will not be charged ANY fees on top of your weekly salary. We also don't charge ANY additional fees to register. You will only need to pay for your DBS (full assistance provided) which will be yours to keep and use ongoing, as well as your registration with the Education Workforce Council.

How we work?

We match graduates to teaching positions, by taking in consideration their preferences and suitability. The graduates we introduce to schools for teaching roles will evidently have limited experience with children, however must display enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism to be successfully appointed.

It’s largely up to schools & graduates thereafter to convince the other that they are the right fit. Most schools will ask graduates to attend interviews and trials before offering a teaching position in normal circumstances, however due to the current lockdown situation, will request candidates to introduce themselves via “video CVs”, which we can also support you in doing.

We also offer a very wide range of CPD courses enabling graduates to gain further and considerable knowledge of the Education and Additional Learning Needs sector and add strong value to their CV.

An easier way for schools to organise their staffing:

Growing on a yearly basis and with constant development and studies made on how to support children in the most efficient ways possible, schools need more teachers and are looking for new ways to get graduates to teaching. It is far easier and more efficient for them to use our Graduate Scheme, with all its experience in graduate recruitment, to find suitable graduates for them. Having recruited graduates to teaching positions, it is now in their hands. With right support and development, schools and academies can retain those graduates and turn them into their newly qualified teachers.

If you would like to express your interest in our Graduate Scheme, please email your up to date CV and a cover note.

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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