National teacher recruitment campaign visits Birmingham

Aspiring teachers encouraged to attend Birmingham’s Train to Teach roadshow.

People in Birmingham are being encouraged to find out about the fantastic rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers by attending the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits the Birmingham on 25th October.

The roadshow is part of the annual Get Into Teaching campaign, aimed at encouraging more graduates with the passion and potential to teach.

The event offers a chance for aspiring teachers to get all their questions about a career in teaching answered in one place.

The event, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, will highlight the competitive starting salaries and excellent employment prospects. It will also highlight the financial support available – you could get a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher.

Attendees will be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training, gain insights into how to make a strong application, and receive one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts. Applications for teacher training starting in September next year are scheduled to open on 26th October 2017 – and popular courses fill up fast.

Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, an executive agency of the Department for Education that provides a comprehensive programme of support for aspiring teachers, said: “Good teachers are in demand and the career provides excellent employment prospects with the opportunity to progress quickly. Alongside the generous bursaries and scholarships on offer, we provide a comprehensive programme of support to help people become teachers

“The Train to Teach roadshow in Birmingham isn’t only for graduates – every year, we see people from other sectors switching to teaching, bringing a wealth of experience to help inspire the next generation.”

The free Train to Teach event is being held at the University of Birmingham, Great Hall, Aston Webb Building in Edgbaston on 25 October from 15.00-19.00.

A range of online workshops and campus pop-up events offering support are also being held throughout this term. To find out more about what life as a teacher is like, and to register for an event, visit or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.