Tips to Secure Your First Job in Education

A job in education is a very rewarding career. So if you’re thinking of making that first step, you’re about to make a great decision. At Educate, most of our team have been where you are right now. We understand how it feels and the struggles and exciting times ahead.

There are lots of ways to get into teaching. Whether that’s via an internship, as a teaching assistant or initial teaching training. Whichever route you choose, securing your first job in education can be daunting. So, we asked our team to draw on their past experience as teachers to share their advice.

Perfect your CV to secure your first job in education

Whichever route to take into your first job in education, you’ll need to refresh your CV. But don’t worry about having not worked in education previously. It is possible to start your job in education without any previous experience. Schools are always looking for teaching assistants to help in the classroom. And this can be a great way to start your career. Find out more about what a teaching assistant does in our blog – What Does a Teaching Assistant Do?

Maybe you’ve recently completed your NQT/ECT induction year as a supply teacher and are now looking to secure your first permanent role? Or maybe you want to go straight into a permanent job after your training to gain QTS?

Whatever the journey up to this point, spending time of your CV will help you on the road to your first job.

You may want to take some time to read our blogs What Schools Want to See in a Teacher CV and How To Improve Your Teaching CV.


Practice your interview skills

Love them or hate them, interviews are a necessary step in securing a role in education. Why not get a friend to help you practice? The more you feel at ease in an interview, the more likely that you’ll perform well. Feeling prepared will help your personality come across, and this is vital to success. Be sure to express your passion for teaching and your reasons for wanting to enter, or continue your teaching career.

How Educate can help

Since 2017, Educate have been the education recruiter of choice for schools across Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, and Cheshire. If you are looking for your first or next opportunity in education, take a look at our latest jobs, or get in touch with one of our specialist team today on 01978 281881.