Learn about becoming a teacher at Milton Keynes event

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Potential new teachers are encouraged to learn more when the Train To Teach roadshow when it visits Milton Keynes on November 6.

The roadshow, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), gives new graduates and those considering a career change the chance to discover more about the rewards and opportunities of becoming a teacher.

This includes information about how to get into the profession and the different training routes available, the chance to meet with representatives from local schools and universities who offer teacher training, and an opportunity to talk with teachers and teaching experts for practical tips and one-to-one advice.

Bursaries and prestigious scholarships worth up to £25,000 tax free are currently being offered to top graduates who choose to get into teaching. At the event, subject associations who are offering scholarships for people interested in teaching key subjects will be on hand with information about the financial support available.

Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Teaching is a brilliant job and increasingly a career of choice for top graduates as it offers a competitive salary and excellent opportunities for people who want to progress. The bursaries and scholarships that we are offering this year will give even more great people the opportunity to become teachers.

“Teachers change the lives of young people for the better, fuelling their enthusiasm for the subject they love and helping them to reach their full potential. It’s a fulfilling career and a chance to inspire the next generation. I would urge anyone considering becoming a teacher to come along to the event in Milton Keynes to find out more about the profession and the training options available.”

The Train To Teach roadshow takes place on Thursday, November 6, at the Hilton Milton Keynes, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, from 5–8pm.