I want to work in...Teaching in Schools England/Wales/NI

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the Teaching and education sector 

Typical job profiles

Primary school teacher

Secondary school teacher


Useful online resources


For comprehensive information on what teaching involves, teacher training, getting your first teaching post and career progression:

Get into Teaching (Dept for Education)

Routes into teaching (pdf from AGCAS and TARGETjobs)

TARGETpostgrad Courses and training for teaching

Targetjobs Careers in education

For information on the curriculum, current developments and initiatives and Government education policy:

Department for Education

National Curriculum

For applications for teacher training (PGCE):

Applying for a PGCE Information from Graduate Prospects

Get into Teaching (Dept for Education) "How to apply" link provides advice on applications and interviews

UCAS teacher training

Training bursaries available

Resources and support for potential teachers with a disability (pdf) - advice and useful links produced by AGCAS 

Video help from UCAS to help with your application

For teaching particular subjects:

Scholarships for Maths teacher training in England

Scholarships for Physics teacher training in England

Love Physics - IOP guide to teaching (pdf)

For teaching in specialist sectors:

Catholic Education Service

Girls' Schools Association

Independent Schools Council

Other useful websites:

Teach First A programme to enable graduates to work and train in schools concurrently for 2 years before starting a commercial career

Education alternatives (pdf) - advice on alternatives to teaching from AGCAS

Teaching jobs : where to find them and how to apply (TARGETjobs)



Discover teaching

Learning Wales Initial teacher training

TARGETjobs- Training to teach in Wales

UCAS Training to teach in Wales

Welsh Assembly - education and skills


N Ireland

For information on what teaching involves, teacher training, getting your first teaching post and career progression:

Department of Education of Northern Ireland - information on recruitment, pensions etc.

Education Authority job opportunities

General Teaching Council for NI Useful 'links' menu

Gradireland Teaching & Education 

TARGETpostgrad Training to teach in Norther Ireland  


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Impact Teachers Site offering global teacher recruitment for UK schools

Edustaff Education consultancy


TES jobs


Professional bodies

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

General Teaching Council for Wales


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.