Early Career Teachers

Career Teachers has a long history of providing excellent support to Early Career Teachers (ECT) looking to start their teaching careers. Our highly experienced team understands the importance of starting your teaching career in a position that allows you to complete your Early Career Teachers year within a supportive school environment in a convenient location.

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Early Career Teachers - previously known as Newly Qualified Teachers

Why would I choose to send my CV to an education recruitment agency when I could apply to schools directly?

We would advise that you do both. The most important thing is that you find the right teaching job for you. Schools will advertise for teachers themselves, but some will come to an agency to advertise and recruit on their behalf. By registering with an education agency, you are simply spreading out your options to a wider audience of Head Teachers.

What are the benefits of registering with Career Teachers as an Early Career Teacher?

We have excellent relationships with a range of Primary, Secondary and SEND schools throughout the UK. 

Once you have registered with Career Teachers we will be able to speak to Head Teachers and decision makers in schools directly about your experiences and why you are the right person for the job. Consultants will be able to apply for multiple teaching jobs on your behalf without you needing to complete a vast number of lengthy application forms.

We have a fantastic in-house training and development team of experienced teachers and ECT mentors who will be on hand to assist you with interview preparation, lesson planning support and trial day guidance. We also have a wide range of CPD training available to all teachers and support staff once they start working with us.

How can we support you?

  • Access to ECT positions that schools may not have advertised through the larger education press
  • Support to find a long-term - permanent position in order to complete your ECT induction
  • Positions across Greater London and the Home Counties
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • ECT training and networking evenings giving advice and support for starting your teaching career
  • Free professional development training and access to teaching resources

If you have never thought of finding a job through an agency then it might be worth contacting your nearest branch, where you will be able to speak to an experienced education consultant. Whether you choose to work with us or not, our highly experienced team of recruiters, ex-teachers and training professionals will definitely be able to give you some great advice to get your teaching career started.

Please email a copy of your CV to nqt@careerteachers.co.uk and we will give you a call back.

For more advice on getting into teaching, click here. To learn more about key education trends that graduates and Early Career Teachers need to know, click here.

Find out more about what our candidates have to say about Career Teachers

I am currently enjoying working for Career Teachers and have been with the agency for almost three years now. I have always had plenty of regular work, at a variety of different schools. I nearly always get work within the areas I have requested and prefer to work within the early years department. My consultant is always understanding to my requirements and goes above and beyond to accommodate my needs and preferences. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

Caroline, Early Years Teacher, Leeds

My consultant goes above and beyond their duties in making sure I get the right assignments to match my skill, but also in their understanding of my personal family situation. As a result I have been working via Career Teachers for more than three years now. Career Teachers luckily allows me to work in education with flexibility, as I enjoy doing various assignments in early years education in schools and nurseries. Without it I would not be able to work, as there aren’t many education agencies which are so flexible.

Yogesh, Early Years Teacher, Leicester