Primary and Secondary Trainees needed in Essex and East London


East London, Essex UK


Primary and Secondary


up to £20,000

Job Reference



Primary and Secondary

About the job

Do you have a passion for teaching and are looking to become a fully qualified teacher?

Do you hold an undergraduate degree and have some experience working in schools (either primary or secondary)?

Grad2Teach can help you achieve your dream and are currently working with trainees in your position within primary and secondary schools across East London and Essex.

With Grad2Teach you can train to become a fully qualified teacher, while still earning a salary.

We currently have a number of schools in East London and Essex who are looking for support staff, or trainees who have experience in schools, to support their training and professional development to become fully qualified teachers. These are good schools where you will have the support of a strong leadership team, who are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of the PGCE programme to give you the best possible opportunities and experience. If you want to work in a school which is an integral part of their community, staff who are positive and support and children who will make everyday a pleasure to go to work, get in touch with Grad2Teach. We are partnered with these schools and can find the right one for you.


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 at least one year of experience in a UK classroom

· 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.


How will Grad2Teach support you?

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, earning a salary as you train. Upon passing the course, you will have completed your PGCE and be a qualified teacher with QTS.

Grad2Teach offer all your training by experienced school leaders, including coaching and mentoring to ensure that you are fully supported to reach the Teachers’ Standards successfully, while earning a salary and doing what you love.

In Year 1, you will:

  • Receive Grad2Teach-funded training while you work in our 37-week school-based programme

  • Gain invaluable insight into classroom management

  • Receive 24/7 support from our friendly team

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

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

In Year 2, you will:

  • Attend 9 training days at one of our partner universities

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

  • Cover up to 90% of timetabled learning 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 and cover a range of issues that may not be present at every school

Grad2Teach offers you:

  • £14,000 - £20,000 salary

  • Full PGCE with 60 Masters credits

  • QTS with the Coventry University – National School of Education and Teaching

  • Full time for two years

If this sounds like to type of school you want to train at, while earning a salary and developing your skills as a fully qualified teacher, then send your CV to or contact Ally on 020 4551 3468.

We are currently accepting trainees to start in January 2022.