National teacher recruitment drive to visit Birmingham

People in Birmingham encouraged to consider a career in teaching.

A national recruitment campaign is coming to Birmingham to encourage local people to consider joining a unique profession that shapes the lives of the next generation.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and rewards of teaching can visit the Train to Teach event at the Clayton Hotel Birmingham, Albert Street, Birmingham, B5 5JE on Thursday 30th January from 5pm to 8pm.

As part of the event, visitors will be able to get answers to all their questions about how to get into the profession from a panel made up of expert teacher training advisers and local teacher training providers.

Information will be available about the latest financial support people could receive to train, and the opportunities for career progression. You could receive a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher and newly-qualified teachers start on a minimum starting salary of £24,000 to £30,000, depending on location.

In the last academic year almost 9,000 people attended the Train to Teach events, which are organised across different towns and cities by the national Get Into Teaching campaign, from the Department for Education.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said, “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing every lesson shapes a life. As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing the next generation, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for your subject.

“It also offers some very competitive financial rewards and long-term prospects. Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should come along to this event in Birmingham.”

The free Train to Teach event is being held at the Clayton Hotel Birmingham, Albert Street, Birmingham, B5 5JE on Thursday 30th January 2020 from 5pm to 8pm. Visitors can turn up and register on the day. Applications for teacher training, starting in September 2020, are now open.

To find our more and see the range of events being held this term, visit here, or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.