On 19th November, four members of the Career Teachers team, Bobbie-Jo, Georgia, Tim and myself went to Brunel University. We spoke to students about the different careers paths within schools and the education sector, the great opportunities that are available, the rewards that come with educating children and the competitive pay rates.
Since working within the Education industry, I have taken part in two events at London universities and really enjoyed speaking to a diverse range of students who showed a genuine interest in becoming a teacher or gaining experience as a teaching assistant whilst they are studying.
Attending school is a vital stage of a child’s life. There are so many teachers who make positive impacts on their students’ lives and are able to effectively communicate, encourage a love of learning and enjoy exploring new ideas. I’m sure everyone when thinking back about your own school days everyone has at least one teacher who comes to mind!
Currently, there is a growing teacher shortage and the demand for quality teachers and support staff in London has never been greater. We at Career Teachers want to encourage young adults to consider becoming teachers after they graduate from university. This gives them a chance to truly become passionate about their career and take advantage of the benefits of teaching!
When we went to Brunel University, the stand of Chupa Chups caught plenty of eyes, and we had a large number of enquiries from students about gaining experience as a Teaching Assistant. This could fit around their studies and even if they do not continue on to become a teacher, the experience gained adds skills transferable to other careers and adds value to a CV.
Career Teachers is continuing to visit universities in London throughout the academic year. We will next be on campus at the University of Hertfordshire, attending their Careers in Education Fair on Wednesday 12th December.
If you are a recent graduate interested in a career in teaching, or would like the opportunity to experience supporting children with their learning then please give us a call on 020 7105 3499 or send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org .