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A brand-new teaching careers package

Posted on Career planning, England, Forums and webinars, Graduate opportunities, Jobs, internships and work experience, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Teaching and education, Wales

Almost 18% of OU students who graduated/qualified in 2016/17 went into jobs and training in Education (of the 10,000 who responded to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey). As we know teaching is such a popular career choice for OU students we, at the Careers and Employability Services (CES), have developed a package bursting with resources and events relating to getting into teaching and applying for teacher training this Autumn\Winter.

Teach First

Last year our partner Teach First accepted 30 OU students onto their acclaimed Leadership Development Programme (a fully-funded, salaried route into teaching in England and Wales). Get first hand advice from a Teach First recruiter in our recorded webinar on Competency-based interviews.

Teaching Forum

Our Teaching Forum is available read-only so you can catch up with discussions from fellow students/alumni, Career Consultants and guest contributors from the sector and find out what you need to do next to land your dream job in teaching.

Teaching in the different nations

For advice on all aspects of teaching and the Teacher Training application process for England watch our Get into Teaching in England webinar. To secure your place in this competitive industry you’ll need to make an outstanding first impression so now is the time to start preparing your application and get to the top of the class!

Applying for teacher training in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland for 2019? Our recorded webinars Get into teaching in Northern Ireland and Get into teaching in Ireland guide you through the routes into Teacher Training in each country and the main points to consider as you prepare your winning applications between now and the closing dates in early 2019. Follow the links then click on ‘view previous recordings’ to access the webinars.

Going into teaching in Scotland? This recorded webinar explores the routes into teaching in Scotland, where you can study teacher training, how your OU studies fits in with Primary and Secondary teaching and how to strengthen your application.

If you’re looking to get into teaching in Wales, then check out the recording of our brand new webinar focused specifically on how to get into this career within Wales.

Still in the early stage of thinking about going into teaching?

Take a look at our becoming a teacher guides which will help you to think about what you can offer and explore the range of contexts you could work in for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Interested in education but don’t want to teach in schools?

Recorded webinar Education Alternatives: What can I do if I don’t want to teach? with guest speaker from Action Tutoring aims to give you inspiration and new ideas about a range of education-related careers other than teaching.

Also don’t forget to check out all the careers information related to your qualification on your Study Home page on the Succeed tab, these are continually updated so make sure you check back regularly.

Get #OUcareerconfident by accessing our resources today.

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