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It was once thought that you had to go to university to get into teaching, but things have changed. There are now a wide range of routes into the Education and Training industry that don’t leave you with any debt! This industry is one that is ever-changing, and will always require new staff. You’ll never be stuck in a rut, as you will always be learning new things to impart onto your students. You can find roles within schools, colleges, universities, and private training providers. It’s a highly rewarding industry to work in, with solid progression pathways, and you have the opportunity to work with a wide range of people. This includes school children, young adults, mature students, and more!

If you’ve found the ideal Education and Training job for you there’s just a few things you may want to know about how the application process for these roles usually work…

Your pathway into
the industry

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Always check the entry requirements for these roles, and make sure you have the correct qualifications before applying. You may also be required to undergo a DBS check, as you will be working with young & vulnerable people.

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Using our CV Builder and helpful CV guide create your skills-based CV. Don’t worry too much - we are here to help if need be.

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Once you have submitted your CV to us one of our Recruitment Resourcers will be in touch to find out what kinds of roles you are after and help fill in any CV gaps if there are any. If you feel confident, there are loads of jobs on our website you can start applying for straight away!

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Now we know what type of role you’re looking for we’ll help you find a position and conduct a mock interview so you feel super prepared for that all important next step. Don’t worry if you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website - our team can point you in the right direction if this is the case.

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Required Skills & Qualifications

Entry requirements vary, depending on the level of apprenticeship you want to apply for, so always check the job description. Work experience isn’t necessary, but any form of experience on your CV that shows vital communication and organisational skills is a benefit!

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Social Worker

Myth busting

If you’re compassionate, and want a career that can really see you making a difference to the lives of others, then you might be the perfect Social Worker. Social Workers can work with a range of people, including children, those with disabilities, the elderly, people suffering with drug/alcohol abuse, or people with mental health issues. Ultimately, the main goal is simple, to provide help and support to those who really need it most. You will need to be personable, rational and have excellent communication skills, as you may find yourself in some difficult situations.

Salaries vary dependant on location and your specialist area. A Senior Social Worker with years of experience can earn around £60k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Social Worker
• Social Work Manager
• Senior Practitioner
• Sector Specialist
• Running an NHS Trust

Finer Details

Whilst you will do a lot of work that’s office based, dependent on your specialist area, you may also have to travel to visit your service users. For example, visiting children at their home.

Responsibilities May Include:
• Organise and writing reports on service users in the care system.
• Have contact with vulnerable people.
• Building relationships with your clients & other professionals in the care network.
• Giving evidence in court.
• Being on call and available in crises.

The good points...

Social Work is extremely rewarding role, as you are able to have a real positive impact on service users’ lives. You will be working with people from a wide range of backgrounds on a daily basis, so it’s great for those who have sociable skills. There’s a stigma that jobs in social care are quite depressing. However, more often than note, Social Workers will end their time with their service users on a positive note!

... and the bad

It goes without saying that this role is highly demanding. While there are many opportunities for positive outcomes, there may also be occasions when you will find yourself in distressing situations, and will need to behave in a calm and professional manner. Many organisations can be quite stretched, with demand outweighing supply, so it’s likely that you might have a heavy caseload!

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Teaching Assistant

Myth busting

Sometimes the work a Teaching Assistant does can be underestimated, but they in fact play an integral role in providing support to teachers and students they work with. With the number of students who require additional support on the rise, their work couldn’t be more important. If you’re interested in teaching and don’t want to go to university, a TA role might definitely be something you could consider. There are many levels and types of TA, and your duties will vary dependent on which you go for. There are usually excellent further training and progression opportunities for candidates who show real potential too!

Dependant on the level of a TA, they can be paid anywhere between £12k p/a and £20k p/a. It’s important to be mindful that this could be a stepping stone into more senior roles in education!
Job Progression: • Level One TA
• Higher Level TA
• Newly Qualified Teacher (with relevant training)
• Specialist Teacher Head of year

Finer Details

Working hours typically mirror those of a normal school day. Roles can be found in nurseries, pre-schools and schools.

Responsibilities May Include:
• Assist teacher in preparing lessons.
• Work one on one with children that have additional needs.
• Provide social and emotional support to students in need.
• Supervise tasks.
• Resolving issues in the classroom.

The good points...

One of the best parts of being a TA is the relationships you build with your students, and getting to watch them progress as time goes on. There’s also a lot of opportunity for further personal development through training opportunities, and you are able to specialise in a particular area if you feel you’ve found your calling.

... and the bad

While the role of a TA is really rewarding, you do also have to deal with more difficult aspects of the job. This includes factors such as challenging behaviour from students, and higher workload. This role definitely isn’t one with a lot of structure, you will have to know to think on your feet, and always remain calm and professional during difficult situations.

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Nursery Nurse

Myth busting

Nursery Nurses may traditionally have been considered to be roles for women, but more and more men are taking this up as a career option - and rightly so! Gone are the days when mothers would stay at home for years on end after the birth of a child - parents are returning to work sooner, meaning the demand for nursery placements has increased. The role of a nursery nurse is more than just playing with toys and reading stories - they play an integral role in the emotional and social development of young children. The first 5 years are crucial for the development of a child's brain - so their experiences at nursery and beyond can go on to shape their future behaviours!

Nursery Nurses earn around £20k p/a, with opportunities to earn more through overtime
Job Progression: • Nursery Nurse
• Room Leader
• Deputy Nursery Manager
• Nursery Manager
• Area Manager

Finer Details

Nursery Nurses will typically deal with babies and children aged between 3 months to 4 years old. Working hours will vary, with the opportunity for flexibility.

Main Responsibilities Include:
• Overseeing activities.
• Feeding milk, or meals.
• Working with health & social care professionals where necessary.
• Teaching general life skills.

The good points...

Caring for younger children can be really fun and rewarding - think baking, painting and playing in the garden! It’s also really expiring watching children reach certain milestones, and progress. Most children stay at the same nursery until they go to school, so Nursery Nurses tend to build strong bonds with the children they work with.

... and the bad

While all the play and learning is great - there is also the not-so-glamorous side of the job, such as cleaning up vomit and changing nappies! Additionally, children can tend to be poorly quite a lot - and some people don’t like the thought of picking up germs.

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SENco

Myth busting

SENCos are specialists in providing additional support to those within their care who need it most. They aren’t just based within schools, but can also work within nurseries and other organisations that facilitate young people. You will regularly be supporting children with the most challenging behaviour, so patience and a thorough understanding of behavioural/learning symptoms is a must.

SENCos with some experience behind them can earn around £40k p/a.
Job Progression: • School SENCo
• SENCo with Assistant Head Responsibility
• Lead Area SENCo

Finer Details

You’ll typically be working normal school hours. However, there is also the opportunity to work across a number of schools if you would like some more variety!

Main Responsibilities May Include:
• Working with teachers and providing guidance/support.
• Liaising with parents and caregivers of students.
• Working with external bodies, such as Local Authorities.
• Overseeing the daily operations of a schools’ special education policies.

Main Responsibilities May Include:
• Working with teachers and providing guidance/support.
• Liaising with parents and caregivers of students.
• Working with external bodies, such as Local Authorities.
• Overseeing the daily operations of a schools’ special education policies.

The good points...

Being a SENCo is a highly rewarding role, especially when seeing children reach various milestones and accomplishments. There’s also always opportunities for further training, so you can always work on your personal development and have the opportunity to progress.

... and the bad

Many educational institutions only have one SENCo, so while you will be liaising with other staff members, it’s likely that you will be handling much of your workload alone. This can make this role high pressured, as many SENCo’s have a high caseload that they handle alone.