Choosing a career in teaching

Before you apply, make sure teaching is right for you!
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Why choose teaching?
Rich Gill gave up a career in retail to become a mature student. About to start his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), he explains why he chose teaching.
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Why would you want to go into teaching?

Why would you want to go into teaching? | Chartered College of Teaching
Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching, explains how teaching can be such an exciting and challenging profession. Video provided by the Chartered College of Teaching.
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Career changer: physics with maths trainee teacher

Career changer: physics with maths trainee teacher | Get Into Teaching
David explains why he switched careers into teaching, and explains the support and structure of his teacher training course. Video provided by Get Into Teaching.
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How to become a teacher

How to become a teacher | Get Into Teaching
Trainee teachers explain how and why they got into teaching. Video provided by Get Into Teaching.
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Choosing to teach

Choosing to teach | Get Into Teaching
Thousands of people like you choose to train as a teacher every year. Hear from just a few teachers who have made that choice and never looked back. Video provided by Get Into Teaching.
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What could a career in teaching offer you?

Teaching provides great job satisfaction, and no two days are the same. But before you apply, find out more about salary, career progression, and other benefits you can expect to make sure teaching is right for you.

For many teachers, the rewards are more than just financial – read why Dame Alison Peacock, Pranav Patel, and Hannah Taylor chose a career in teaching.

I can honestly say that I am amazed by the wonderful experience that teaching has offered me. I have never regretted choosing this career path for a single moment.
Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching


What is teaching really like?

A great way to find out is to arrange some classroom experience in a local school or college. If you can spend time observing lessons, it will give you a valuable insight into what teaching is really like. Hear first-hand from teachers about their experience of gaining class time.

Whether you’re choosing teaching as your first job, or looking to change career, the thought of taking your first class can be daunting. We asked three of our bloggers to share their experience and top tips for trainee teachers-to-be:

 The great thing about your training is that you have the freedom to experiment, and concentrate on becoming the best teacher you can be.
Tom Savagar, trainee teacher


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