Teacher recruitment roadshow comes to Birmingham

Aspiring teachers encouraged to attend 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 Edgbaston Stadium on Saturday 20 January 2017.

The event – part of the annual Get Into Teaching campaign – is aimed at encouraging more graduates with the passion and potential to teach. It offers a chance for aspiring teachers to get all their questions about a career in teaching answered in one place. It will highlight the competitive starting salaries and excellent employment prospects as well as 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 2018 are now open and popular courses fill up fast.

Roger Pope (pictured), spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, 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 Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU on Saturday 20th January from 10am to 4pm. A range of online workshops offering support are also being held. To find out more about what life as a teacher is like, and to register for an event, visit: getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.