Recruiting Overseas Teachers

Recruiting overseas teachers

With teacher recruitment becoming increasingly challenging, Career Teachers is able to offer access to a broad selection of highly trained overseas teachers who are relocating to London.

Our dedicated overseas resourcing team solely focus on supporting teachers from overseas to come to the UK to teach. We regularly visit the countries we recruit from to interview and select the highest quality Early Years, Primary, Secondary and SEND teachers.

All teachers from overseas are given comprehensive training prior to any teaching work in the UK and this is tailored to their needs depending on whether they are starting on short-term placements, a long-term post, coming via Sponsorship or the London Experience. As with all our education staff, we are able to offer ongoing support and CPD according to the needs of both the teacher and school.

The London Experience

The London Experience has been developed by Career Teachers to support schools to recruit overseas trained teachers, simply and confidently.

We accept applications for the London Experience from Canadian, European and Irish trained teachers. Shortlisted teachers are then interviewed either in person in their home country or via Skype by our consultant team. The best candidates are offered an all expenses paid trip to London, provided with full training and are available to work on a trial basis to secure a long-term teaching position.

Schools are able to book London Experience teachers for the price of a standard daily cover teacher and may employ the teacher in a format that suits, whether that is a full day supply teaching, interview, formal trial lessons (lesson requirements must be provided in advance) or a combination of these. You will be able to pre-screen teachers before booking with our Talking CV video interviews and we are able to arrange a Skype interview if required.

The London Experience is designed to offer your school access to some amazing teachers before they enter the general UK teaching market. If you are interested in booking a London experience teacher to trial in your school please contact your consultant today on 020 7105 3499.

For more information on the London Experience please click here


There is an increasingly large market of experienced overseas trained teachers looking to live and teach in London who are eligible for Tier Sponsorship.

Career Teachers have a dedicated team supporting schools to recruit these exceptional teachers. If you have not thought of sponsorship, feel free to speak to our team on 020 7105 3499 or find out more by downloading our Sponsorship guide for schools. All overseas candidates are subject to full safeguarding and compliance checks in accordance with DfE guidance and REC Audited Education.

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