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Careers in teaching


Primary, Secondary or Further Education?

Teaching is a career option for many Royal Holloway graduates and with many of the application deadlines early in the academic year, now's the time to get informed and discover your options!

Where to start?

The Careers Service run a variety of events throughout the year, to enable you to hear from a range of teacher training providers, as well as recent graduates. Check the "Events" tab on the Careers Portal to see if there are any events coming up.

The Department of Education's Get Into Teaching website is a really useful online resource where you can explore your options and get support and advice. Register with them to get tailored advice and information about teacher training.

Krissy Taylor

Read this blog by Krissy Taylor, Recruitment & Marketing Lead at the i2i Teaching Partnership SCITT in Surrey, which is packed full of great advice and top tips on how to do your research and gain valuable experience before applying.

Curious about a Career in Teaching? Not sure which of the many routes into teaching would be right for you?

These teacher training providers, all have something slightly different to offer, from a PGCE one-year programme of study at a university, to working in a school from day one and earning a salary whilst studying for the qualification.

Premier Pathways

Premier Pathways

Two year programme: year one as a paid Teaching Assistant, year two as a Trainee Teacher (primary or secondary).

St Mary's University

St Mary's University

PGCE one-year programme of study or School Direct programme (primary or secondary).

Royal Holloway has developed a relationship with St Mary’s University. You can benefit from regular training fromSt Mary’s on the Royal Holloway campus. Expertteachers from St Mary’s are available to help younavigate your training options and provide supportthrough your application process. Click here to find out more.

Teach First

Teach First

Two-year Leadership Development programme in schools across the UK (primary or secondary)

Teach First webinar for students and recent graduates


Teach South East

Teach South East

School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme in schools across the South East of England (secondary only)

i2i Teaching Partnership

i2i Teaching Partnership

School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme in schools in Surrey and Hampshire (secondary only)

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

A Day in the Life on an i2i Trainee

The Amazing Is Possible

Thamesmead School

Thamesmead School

Offers a choice of routes including PGCE  / School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme 

Ark Teacher Training

Find out more about Ark Teacher Training.

GLF Schools Teacher Training

GLF Schools’ Teacher Training is located in Surrey and the wider South East region. Their bespoke teacher training programme is designed to provide trainees with school-based training from within GLF’s successful alliance of forty primary and secondary schools.     


Discover your prospects!

Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the different roles in a sector.

Check out their teaching role profiles:

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