Considering a career in teaching? Find out more through these upcoming webinars and work experience opportunities

More and more students have been signing up for webinars offered by the Get into Teaching as a Career website, (the official govement site) and there are 2 more webinars coming up soon:

20 March 2017, 6.30-7.30 pm. Advice for first years and second years considering a career in teaching

29 March 2017, 6.30-7.30 pm. Information for students interested in a career in Early Years Teaching (including nursery education)

Book here: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/teaching-events

Finding it difficult to get teaching work experience? One of the best ways is to apply to be a paid English/Maths/Science tutor via the Widening Participation team at City. You will teach 1-1 or a small group and the age range is from Class 5 to year 11 – so plenty of choice! You  tutor for 1-4 hours a week in local schools, so it fits easily around your studies. We will again soon be  advertising 100 paid tutor posts in April this year. Look out for these on the WP website  http://www.city.ac.uk/careers/city-opportunities/widening-participation-ambassador!

As well as this, you  can  search for schools to get experience in here https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/school-experience and the site also has other useful suggestions of other ways to get relevant work experience. Don’t forget, you can also you can book a careers appointment with one of the CityCareers Consultants to discuss the full range of work experience that is considered useful for teaching.

Finally, most PGCE applicants are eligible for a student loan (apparently lots of students are unaware of this!) And bursaries are available too , in some cases.



Paid work in Summer & Autumn with young people on The Challenge, NCS (National Citizen Service)

NCSGain excellent experience for a career involving working with young people like teaching, youth work or social work whilst developing your own leadership skills for those graduate application forms! Need an interest in music, media, drama, photography, sport or enterprise. Next deadline: 31 March 2015, but will recruit again later in the year in Autumn, so watch this site www.ncsthechallenge.org/seasonal-roles

Can I just say that this is a fantastic opportunity – some of you may have taken part in The Challenge yourself when you were 17 or 18. It is a personal development programme that really develops teenagers’ self-confidence and self awareness whilst also benefitting their local communities.


Apply now to tutor English or Maths – and get paid for it!

Enhance your CV and develop your leadership skills by applying for this excellent opportunity for City students.  Great also for if you are interested in teaching as a possible profession, youth work or similar pathways.

Applications for Tutoring are open for the 2015-16 intake!

Applications are open for students who would like to tutor young people in Maths or English for the 2015-16 year. City tutors work with pupils from under-represented backgrounds, from as young as Year 5 all the way to Year 13. Tutoring can be one-to-one or in small groups, and is predominantly for those who are struggling with Maths or English.

  • Tutoring takes place weekly for a minimum of 1 hour and runs from October to April, with optional sessions depending on availability until mid-July
  • All tutoring takes place on Wednesday afternoons only, with most placements beginning at 1:30pm.
  • Placements are at schools or colleges in Islington and surrounding boroughs.
  • Tutors are paid for prep time as well as the time spent with the pupils, and reimbursed travel expenses. The deadline for applications is Monday 25th May at 5pm 2015, no late applications will be accepted.
  • For more information please contact wptutoring@city.ac.uk.
  • To apply for the Tutoring Scheme please submit an online application form which can be found at the following link https://forms.city.ac.uk/forms/41663.




Teaching opportunities and teaching people with special needs


Wednesday 11 Feb from 3-4 pm, Presentation by Horizon Teachers about teaching opportunities  and working with students with special educational needs.

There are many routes into a career within an Education setting. This does not have to be in a school setting/environment.

Horizon Teachers provide staff to work with many Special Education Needs centres across London and the South East. These include complex needs schools (specialist centres away from the mainstream environment) and hospital schools (attached to the hospital for their borough for children who need extra support and care after operations and/or ongoing healthcare.

You can also work as a therapist across schools and providing 1:1 support.

Many schools have a SENCO post (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) role, which is a management position that you can go for having gained experience.

Horizon can also answer opportunities about getting into teaching in general. Read more or book  here: https://careershub.city.ac.uk/students/events/detail/531885




City students – Get paid to tutor young people in the local area in English or Maths

A great opportunity to support disadvantaged young people, a chance to develop your leadership skills whilst enhancing your CV, as well as earning around £12 an hour. What more could you ask? We are currently looking for students to tutor English or Maths in primary schools or for GCSE or A Level, to start this October. For more infomation contact Continue Reading