Taster Experience (2 days) at Teach First

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Application Deadline
1st January 2020
Central London and City
Role May Involve
Teach First Overall Rating

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Taster Experience (2 days)

Spend two days

A. Changing channel
B. Changing your life

Get a taste for the classroom and a head start on your career with our two-day taster experience. Get practical experience in things like presenting and problem-solving. Whilst also building the skills we look for in our teachers.

Perfect for students in their first and second year of study – a taster experience is your chance to dip your toes in and experience the buzz of teaching. All the while building up skills that look pretty good on your CV – ones that will stand you out from the crowd in an application for our training programme.

With skills-based workshops, networking opportunities and the chance to plan and teach a real mini lesson, it’ll be a packed couple of days.

On the taster, you can expect to:

  • experience teaching for real
  • build your confidence in teaching
  • Stand out for a place on our Training Programme
  • support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

The course is held in London, but if you have to travel to get there don’t worry – we’ll help with the practical stuff so you can focus on getting the most from your two days:

  • We’ll cover full travel costs up to £35 and 50% on anything above that up to £70.
  • If you live more than 1.5 hours from our London office we’ll arrange free accommodation for you.
  • We’ll provide all your meals (you can’t teach on an empty stomach!)

About Teach First

Not every kid gets a fair start in life:

A. So what?
B. So let's fix it.

With a fair education, everything’s possible. Too often though, a child’s path through life is set by their background, not their potential to succeed. That can’t be fair. We’re determined to break this cycle of injustice, and we need your help.

On our two-year Training Programme, we’ll pay you a salary as you qualify to teach through a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE). We trust you with real responsibility from day one.

We also offer a number of undergraduate opportunities – including internships and taster experiences – so you can find out what the Training Programme is really all about.

With your talents and ambition, you have many career options ahead of you. But few are more meaningful than teaching. You’ll develop skills all employers are looking for, make lifelong friends and connections and help build a fair education for all.

How to apply

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