Got your degree?

Or are you working in industry and looking for a new challenge?

Join the next generation of Expert Teachers in the Tees Valley area.

Why Teach?
  • Lead: Teachers are modernising education by removing the walls between classrooms and real life. We are looking for a new generation of leaders ready and equipped for life in the Classroom and the Boardroom.
  • Inspire: We are looking for people with imagination, ingenuity and who are unafraid to seize opportunities
  • Make a Difference: Teachers foster creativity, develop character, give students lenses with which to view the world and provide students with the skills they need to reach their potential and lead productive lives.
  • No two days are the same: Many people cringe at the idea of doing a job that involves repetition of a specific task over and over. Teaching is a job that offers a great deal of variety. Each year, teachers get to work with a new group of students with unique personalities, experiences and ideas. Teachers can introduce new topics into the courses, change the way they teach a particular topic or design new classes to teach to keep things new and exciting each year.
Why FE?
  • There are so many reasons why teaching in FE is a fantastic and rewarding experience. If you are someone who wants a career in this lively sector, where every week is different from the last we would love to hear from you.
  • So, what exactly is the further education and skills sector? Currently there are over 350 general FE and sixth form colleges, work-based training providers, adult and community learning providers and specialist colleges. There are also over 1000 private training providers, 200 public training providers and around 40 higher education institutions (HEIs) involved in FE teaching.
  • In short, the scope of the FE sector is enormous. From Science, English and Maths to Construction, Computing, Engineering, we have courses in every discipline to prepare people for their chosen career. With more and more people turning to Further Education for their learning we need to recruit the most talented to the profession so that we not only meet but exceed their expectations.
  • It also means the FE sector has a very broad range of students. Colleges of further education are the biggest providers in the sector offering a range of academic, professional and vocational courses. Students come from a variety of backgrounds – you could be teaching 14 year olds, adult and mature students, or Chief Executives.

Why Tees Valley?
  • The Tees Valley is located in North East England, nestled between North Yorkshire and County Durham. In less than 20 minutes from any Tees Valley town centre you can be walking through the middle of rolling countryside or along a stunning coastline. The area is hosts one of Europe’s most important wildlife habitats and is a haven for rare and protected birds. One hour’s drive takes you to the cosmopolitan city of Newcastle upon Tyne, the rich heritage of York or the Lake District.
  • The Tees Valley has a proud industrial heritage – its people and their skills are in demand throughout the world. It was a Company from Teesside that built the Sydney Harbour Bridge a tradition of excellence that has continued with London’s shard and New York’s new World Trade Centre.
  • The region is home to cutting edge science and engineering, research and development and some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting businesses supplying products and services worldwide.
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Why this programme?

This is a new programme which has been developed and will be delivered by FE+ (a partnership comprising Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, and Stockton Riverside College ) and will set a new benchmark for teacher training and professional development in Further Education.  We are looking to recruit exceptional graduates and/or talented people from industry who can bring their much prized experience, knowledge and know-how into the profession.  This programme has been designed with reference to best practice teacher training and practice at home and abroad (e.g. KIPP Foundation, TeachAmerica).

The core programme (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education) which you will complete in your first year is greatly enhanced with programmes in the second year that will give you the skills and tools to be an ‘Advanced Practitioner’, to understand and master the application of advanced learning technologies and prepare you for leadership and management in Further Education.  During your programme you will work with a dedicated mentor and will buddy up with our best teachers who will ‘team teach’ with you so that you gain the full benefit of their experiences

Benefits include:

  • Tuition fees are paid
  • A salary (from £20,000) and you will be an employed member of staff working at one or more of the FE+ Colleges (Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton Riverside College)
  • Training Allowances for IT equipment, travel and accommodation – a key part of the programme is providing opportunities for our trainees to see excellence in practice and build their own personal networks across the sector
  • Loyalty bonus for those who complete their teacher training with us and are still teaching two years later.

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