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Careers Info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website – find graduate jobs and postgraduate courses.

Teaching in Schools

Discover Teaching – Discovering a career in teaching in Wales. All the information that you need to find out how to become a teacher or how to further your career.

Teacher Education & Training Wales – Includes profiles on universities in Wales that offer teacher training. Also find out about routes into teaching and financial support available.

The Teaching Agency – Find information on applying for teacher training, funding and life as a teacher.
Targetjobs Teaching and Education – Information on teaching as a graduate career.
TES MagazineTES is a leading publication for teachers including careers information, community and teaching resources.
Learning Wales – Since September 2012 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in Wales have the opportunity to follow a fully funded Masters programme (Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) alongside their Induction and Early Professional Development. More on the MEP

Lecturing in FE/HE

FE Advice – Becoming a Further Education Teacher.

Institute of Learning – IfL – IfL is the independent professional body for teachers, tutors, trainers and student teachers in the further education (FE) and skills sector. Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) are a professional status that can be gained by successfully completing professional formation – read more about gaining professional status

FE News – FE News is the further education, skills and work based learning online news magazine.

Working in Higher Education –’s careers advice on working in higher education including job profiles and academic case studies.

HE Academy New to Teaching Toolkit – Starting teaching in higher education can be a challenge whatever your background, age, qualifications or discipline.

Times Higher EducationTHE is the trusted authority on what’s happening around the higher education world, making it required reading for academics and higher education administrators.

Education-related Careers

AGCAS Publication – Educational Alternatives – This publication provides information about education-related careers outside of work as a qualified teacher in mainstream schools.

Eslbase – Information on TEFL Teaching.

Museum Education – Museum Association’s advice on working as a museum education worker.

Outdoor Education – Institute of Outdoor Education’s careers and jobs information.

Teaching with the WEA – Workers Education Association (WEA) is the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. WEA South Wales

TEFL Teaching – British Council’s careers pages on teaching English as a foreign language.

Working with Kids – Information site on working with children as a career or in voluntary work.

Jobs and Work Experience

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Teaching Recruitment Agencies – A list with links to Teaching Recruitment Agencies – Find education jobs by role and location.

FE Careers – Job search in further education and work based learning sector.

FE Jobs – Search for jobs with Further Education Colleges through the UK. – Find education and teaching jobs. – International job board for careers in academic, research, science and related professions.

Maria Montessori Institute – Alternative education.

New Schools Network – New Schools Network is a charity that aims to improve the quality of
education – particularly for the most deprived – by increasing the number of independent, innovative schools within the state sector. It features a jobs directory that free schools are using to post vacancies that they have in their growing teams.

Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship – Alternative education

Teaching AbroadTES advice on getting a teaching job abroad.

TeachVac – A free service for secondary trainees. TeachVac collects main scale jobs from over 4,000 secondary schools every day. From
January we will send your trainees that register the details of jobs meeting their requirements for free.

TES Jobs – Largest selection of academic, education, teaching and support positions.

THE job site – Times Higher Education job pages.

UCAC – Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru – Pori swyddi addysgu ar draws Cymru.

University of Leicester, School of Museum Studies Job Desk – The UK’s most extensive free vacancy listing source for museums and galleries including education roles.

Working for an MP – For jobs and internships with politicians, political parties and lobbying and campaigning organisations.


Interlink – Voluntary bureau for the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Contact them to find out about a range of voluntary opportunities in the local community.

Volunteer Cardiff – Volunteer Centre for the county of Cardiff. Contact them to find out about a range of voluntary opportunities in the Cardiff and surrounding area.

VSO EducationVSO works in education in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Volunteers support improvements in education by working in teacher training colleges and with groups of schools on developing teaching methods.

Volunteering with the WEA – Workers Education Association (WEA) is the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. WEA South Wales

Volunteering Wales – Search ‘volunteering opportunities’ in Wales by type of opportunity and location.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action – The WCVA offer a number of volunteering opportunities.

Employer Directories

Educators – lists all of the private secondary schools in the country. Each has its own listing which gives full descriptive information with contact details and key facts.

Graduate Prospects Local Authorities – Schools in the UK often recruit teachers through local authority websites. Search for the latest teaching and education jobs in your region.

My Local School – Welsh Government’s school database. Contains a wealth of data such as pupil numbers and characteristics, school performance, attendance and data on staffing and finance.

Independent Schools Council – Independent school directory.

REC Education Recruitment Agency Members – The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for the recruitment industry. Search supply agencies by region.

Schools Web Directory – UK schools and colleges online database.

Schools Finder – Government database of schools in England.
Universities UK – List of universities in the UK.

Related Media

AGCAS Publication – Getting a Teaching job – This document contains information to help prospective teachers secure their first appointment.

Watch interviews with teachers from a variety of areas talking about their daily routine, the responsibilities and the qualities required to be a teacher