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About Get Into Teaching

If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, you’ve come to the right place. Get Into Teaching is a free service provided by the Department for Education to give information and advice to those who at looking at a career in teaching. We can provide a comprehensive programme of support and guidance throughout the application process. Our services are completely free and designed to provide you with tailored advice on a career in teaching.

Why become a teacher?

Teaching is a rewarding profession, in more ways than one.

  • You’ll get the opportunity to inspire the next generation.
  • Earn a competitive salary of at least £25,000 (nationally) or £32,000 (inner London)
  • You’ll receive up to 13 weeks' of holiday allowance.
  • To help attract graduates with the potential to be exceptional teachers, a range of tax-free bursaries and prestigious scholarships are now available.

If you are interested in teaching, you can take advantage of a free, one-to-one support service provided by Get into Teaching. You’ll get your own dedicated adviser, an experienced teacher – who knows the application process inside out – who is on hand to give you any help you need.

What we are looking for

We are looking for high-quality graduates that want to make their degree, knowledge and skills really count and use your creativity to bring your subject to life. You’ll be committed to ensuring all pupils have the chance to fulfil their potential in a subject that can change their lives for the better.

To train to teach as a teacher at secondary level, you’ll need a degree, and a standard equivalent GCSE grade C or a 4 in maths and English.

100 teachers, 100 passions, 100 ways to shape lives

Every child is unique – and so is every teacher. Get Into Teaching have been working with The Guardian to shine a light on 100 education heroes who are using their passions to inspire the next generation From the maths teacher using Fifa to explain percentages, to the breakdancing physics teacher, to the primary school teacher with her sights on the Olympics.

Read their stories here: The Guardian - 100 Teachers

Experience teaching with an internship

Teaching Internships provides undergraduates interested in teaching maths, physics, computing or languages* a chance to experience teaching to help you decide if teaching is the right career choice.

Internships last for 3 weeks, start from June and you’ll be paid £300 per week while you gain new skills and insights into the teaching profession.

More information can be found on our website


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"I really enjoyed my placement year as a trainee teacher. It gave me a great idea about teaching as a career and about teaching at disadvantaged schools in particular. They made an effort to make us feel valued as participants. The role involved teaching ..." Read full review


"I enjoyed my placement year very much - it gave me a good idea about teaching as a profession and in a state school in particular. There was a lot of networking and socialising with employees in schools across the country. Most participants were like mind..." Read full review

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