People who work in the education sector have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people. The ideal candidates are knowledgeable, hardworking, motivated and dedicated to delivering high quality educational standards.

The role of a teacher is to create engaging lessons that allow students to learn and develop a deep understanding of the national curriculum or relevant course specification. It is also essential that assessments are carried out to make judgements about the level of comprehension that students have. Therefore marking and feedback are a crucial part of the job.

It is important to note that when students apply for a PGCE course or when newly qualified teachers apply for teaching jobs, the interviews often require the candidates to teach a lesson on a specific topic area.

Teachers also provide pastoral support for their students. Teachers are the listening ear that many students turn to particularly during difficult times in their lives. They have a duty of care to safeguard and protect the welfare of the students they are in contact with. As a teacher you are in a unique position to be a role model for students who encourages them to have aspirations which you help them to achieve.

The education sector covers a wide spectrum of jobs including teaching, mentoring and roles in administration. Click on the links below to find out more.

Education Graduate JobSearch

Training to teach in schools

Finding teaching roles in schools

Working in universities