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£19,000 - £30,000 FTE


29 February 2024




Do you have a genuine passion for design and technology? If so, we invite you to be a part of our salaried initial teacher training programme. Come join us at a prominent school in Derby, where Grad2Teach is actively seeking a dedicated Trainee Design and Technology Teacher poised to leave a lasting impact in the classroom.

At Grad2Teach, we are fully committed to providing comprehensive training and steadfast support to ensure your success as an educator. Our meticulously structured program immerses you in the classroom environment right from the outset, enabling you to effectively apply your teaching skills and knowledge.

Throughout your training journey, experienced teachers will act as mentors, offering invaluable guidance and constructive feedback to nurture your professional growth. We highly value your enthusiasm, creativity, and unwavering dedication to helping students unlock their full potential.

By enrolling in our salaried program, you'll have the remarkable opportunity to work full-time in a teaching position while receiving a competitive salary. This invaluable experience will pave the way for you to attain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) within a supportive and dynamic environment. If you're eager to advance your teaching career and take the next step, we wholeheartedly encourage you to be part of the Grad2Teach family.

Don't let this exciting opportunity slip through your fingers. Apply today and seize the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students!


To be eligible for this programme you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have determination, resilience and a patient, caring attitude.

  • Have a relevant, university degree with a minimum of a 2:2 classification.

  • Have the confidence and ability to lead the class.

  • Be able to demonstrate your resilience.

  • Be able to train across all key stages to broaden your skillset


Why choose Grad2Teach as your salaried teacher training course?

As a trainee on Grad2Teach’s salaried teacher training programme, you will receive high-quality, CPD-accredited training. All your training is led by experienced school leaders, including coaching and mentoring.  Grad2Teach will ensure you meet the Teachers’ Standards throughout the salaried teacher training programme.

With Grad2Teach you will work to complete a one- or two-year course, achieving a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You will gain experience working in at least two schools whilst on our salaried teacher training course.

Upon passing Phase 2 of Grad2Teach’s salaried teacher training programme, you will have completed your PGCE and be a qualified teacher with QTS.

In Training Phase 1, you will

  • Receive Grad2Teach-funded training while you work on our 39-week, school-based, salaried teacher training programme

  • Gain invaluable insight into classroom management and teaching practice

  • Receive 24/7 support from our friendly team

  • Receive three Quality Assessment observations from one of our trainers in your employer school

  • Develop an understanding of what it means to be a great teacher

In Training Phase 2, you will

  • Attend 6 training days with our partner university

  • Complete 3 written assessments reflecting on your experience and what you’ve learned so far

  • Cover up to 90% of a teaching timetable within a classroom

  • Work under a dedicated learning mentor who will guide and advise you along your journey

  • Experience two contrasting school placements, allowing you to broaden your experience

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