Are you a graduate considering starting off your career in education? In recent weeks, we have shared a series of posts aimed at graduate teachers and teaching assistants. Below, we have collected the key advice which will be useful for anyone considering graduate jobs in education.
Why should you consider graduate jobs in education?
Schools, and other educational settings, are excellent places for new graduates to gain a plethora of transferable skills and experience. For this reason, graduate jobs in education (including graduate teaching assistants, or SEN TAs) offer a productive start on most career pathways. Whether you have a long time goal to become a fully qualified teacher, or are still unsure about what you’d like to do as a career, having graduate teaching experience on your CV is desirable to many employers.
By graduate jobs in education, we are not just talking about teaching or TA jobs. A school is a community with many different staff teams working in harmony to keep things running smoothly – Check out our full guide to support roles in schools.
The benefits on gaining graduate experience in education include:
- High level of job satisfaction right from week 1.
- Opportunity to gain a wide range of transferrable professional skills.
- Chance to work as part of a team to build professional relationships.
- Recieve support and guidance as you build your skill base.
For more information on why graduate opportunities in education are so beneficial, check out part 1 in our series of graduate teaching posts:
How do you write a graduate teaching CV?
Once you’ve decided to pursue graduate jobs in education, you’ll need to prepare a tailored CV and supporting cover letter.
Our top CV writing tips include:
- Using a clear structure.
- Including a well written personal statement.
- Choosing the right key words to demonstrate your suitabiltity to the role.
- Showing off relevant extra-curricular interests.
Read the full post below for advice on how to structure your first CV clearly, whilst showing that you are an excellent candidate for work in schools.
How do you apply for graduate jobs in education?
After you have prepared your CV, you can either register with a teaching agency or apply directly to schools.
In our post, we advise you on preparing for interview and impressing on a trial day. If you have teaching experience, and get asked to teach an observed lesson as part of the interview process, find tips to impress for a primary teaching job here and for a secondary observed lesson here.
Check out the full post below on how to apply for graduate jobs in education:
Are you a graduate seeking work as a teaching assistant?
Prospero Teaching is actively seeking Graduate Teaching Assistants to support in schools across the UK.
If you would like to register as a graduate looking for work then complete our registration form here.