National teacher recruitment campaign appeals for Milton Keynes participants

Roger Pope: 'The career provides excellent employment prospects'
Roger Pope: 'The career provides excellent employment prospects'

People in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to find out about the fantastic rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers by attending the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits Jurys Inn Milton Keynes this Thursday.

The event - part of the annual Get Into Teaching campaign - is aimed at encouraging more graduates with the passion and potential to teach.

It offers a chance for aspiring teachers to get all their questions about a career in teaching answered in one place.

It will highlight the competitive starting salaries and excellent employment prospects as well as the financial support available - you could get a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher.

Attendees will be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training, gain insights into how to make a strong application, and receive one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts.

Applications for teacher training starting in September 2018 are now open and popular courses fill up fast.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Good teachers are in demand and the career provides excellent employment prospects with the opportunity to progress quickly. Alongside the generous bursaries and scholarships on offer, we provide a comprehensive programme of support to help people become teachers.

“The Train to Teach roadshow in Milton Keynes isn’t only for graduates – every year, we see people from other sectors switching to teaching, bringing a wealth of experience to help inspire the next generation.”

The free Train to Teach event is being held at Jurys Inn Milton Keynes, Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 2HP on Thursday, March 8from 4.30 to 8pm.

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