People in Birmingham urged to consider joining the profession that helps shape lives.
People in Birmingham are being encouraged to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a recruitment event at the University of Birmingham on Monday 25th February.
The Train to Teach event, organised by the Get Into Teaching campaign from the Department for Education, is part of a series visiting cities and towns across the country this spring in support of a national recruitment drive.
Roger Pope (pictured), spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said: “The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count. Knowing every lesson shapes a life is a wonderful feeling – as a teacher you’re inspiring learning, helping children to stand on their own two feet and opening their eyes to what’s possible.
“You’ll start on a competitive salary too, have the opportunity to progress fast and can work anywhere you want to go, whether that is locally or further afield.
“There are no great schools without great teachers – that’s why we’re always looking for people with the passion and potential to teach. I would encourage anyone looking for a truly worthwhile career to come along to Train to Teach in Birmingham and find out where teaching could take you.”
At the event, experienced teacher training advisors will be on hand to guide visitors through the training options and next steps. Representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training will also be there with insights into how to make a strong application.
Information will be available about the financial support available – you could receive a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher.
On the day, anyone interested in teaching as a career can also register for an upcoming school open day where they will be able to get a taste of school life, including observing a range of lessons and meeting teachers.
The free Train to Teach event is being held at the University of Birmingham Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT on Monday 25 February from 3 to 7pm.
Applications for teacher training starting this September are now open. 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.