Our Training Programme is your chance to become a leader. To release your potential. To be part of something that matters.
Who we are
Teach First is a charity that believes education is the most powerful tool to help a child fulfil their potential. We train teachers in schools in the most deprived areas of the country, making sure no child is left behind.
Our paid teacher Training Programme is your chance to become a leader and build a career you can be proud of.
You’ll put your existing skills into action and lead a class from day one. You’ll advance in ways you never imagined. All while giving children facing the biggest barriers the chance to reach their full potential.
We also offer a number of undergraduate opportunities so you can find out what the Training Programme is really all about.
At Teach First, we’re look for potential. Our selection process is structured to find out if you’ve got the right attributes to thrive in the classroom.
First you’ll have to complete an online application form highlighting key information about yourself and why you would be a good fit for our Training Programme.
If you pass our online application, you’ll be invited to a Development Centre. The Development Centre is a chance to show us what you might be like as a teacher in a short teaching episode. You’ll also take part in a competency-based interview, a group case study and two self-evaluation
Culture & Values
The following characteristics, skills and attributes are at the heart of Teach First. We aim to develop these in everyone who trains and works with us.
Humility, respect and empathy
Understanding and motivation
Planning and organising
In a nutshell, what are the benefits of our graduate programme?
You’ll be in the classroom from next autumn, not just observing lessons but actually teaching them.
From your first day in the classroom you’ll earn a salary and earn a significant raise when you become a qualified teacher in your second year.
We’ll support you every step of the way with a Teach First expert, in-school mentor and university tutor.
You’ll finish the two years with a fully-funded, internationally-recognised PGCE.
Equity, diversity & inclusion
We’re all about fighting injustice. A vital part of the work we do is in increasing the representation of our teaching workforce to better reflect the UK population and the communities we serve.
As one of the largest education charities in the UK, we’ve launched multiple campaigns to help drive lasting change at a societal level. Our recruitment process ensures that no one is at a disadvantage because of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or background. And our teacher training has been developed to make sure all our programme members are prepared and educated on how to be inclusive teachers and leaders.