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Have you ever considered a teaching career in Further Education?

If the answer is yes, then read on…          If the answer is no, then the next question is, why not?

Further education (FE) includes general FE colleges, sixth form colleges and independent training providers. FE colleges can be one of the largest employers in their local area. It is a diverse and passionate sector with a wide range of employment opportunities.

FE covers both vocational (including apprenticeships) and academic (A-levels and GCSEs) courses. It provides young people and adults with the skills required to gain employment or secure a place at university.

Are you passionate about what you do? If the answer is yes, then why not share that passion?

We are excited to be able to offer this unique opportunity for a paid placement in the FE sector. This placement would be in a teaching related role and is open to final year undergraduates. The project is funded by the Education and Training Foundation.

How does it work?  

We are looking to recruit 20 final year undergraduates to participate in this project.

Through an application and interview process, you will have the opportunity to tell us about yourself, your skills and knowledge and your area of specialism.

If successful, AOSEC will match you with a college in your geographical area.

The placement will be for 40 hours, spread throughout the spring term (January 2018 to March 2018) and will include a range of activities and experiences such as an induction to the college, assisting with teaching, attending meetings, planning lessons, and more, giving you a real flavour of working in FE. You will also be paid £175 at the start of the placement and a further £175 on completion of the placement.

The college will provide a dedicated link person to support you throughout the project.

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge you will need to pursue a career in FE.
  • Opportunity to increase your employability skills and add valuable work experience to your CV.
  • A paid placement (£350 for the 40 hours).
  • Valuable networking opportunities.
  • Introduction to a vast, diverse and exciting sector.

If you are interested in being involved in this project, please complete our online application.

Closing date:  Wednesday 29th November 2017

For enquires, email:

Steven Sutcliffe • 16/11/2017

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  1. N¡na 09/05/2019 - 10:30 pm

    I have just been offered a job after completing this scheme

  2. Liz Vassilakes 13/05/2019 - 9:03 am

    Brilliant news Nina. Congratulations!

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