Teach in the UK• 3 Min read

2nd September 2020

International Teaching Jobs: Why You Should Consider London

For teachers from the UAE looking to make the move to the UK, there can’t be a better starting point than London. A large, multi-cultural city with a huge variety of options for living, working and recreation, the capital of the UK draws teachers and students from all over the world. 

Here are five great benefits of working as a teacher in London!


There is a shortage of teachers in core subjects across secondary education in the UK. This means there are some fantastic opportunities for expat teachers with subject specialisms to work in UK schools. Maths, technology, languages and science specialisms are in particular shortage in the UK and there are always opportunities for passionate teachers with this subject knowledge.


London is an incredibly diverse city, in fact, many studies have shown that London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, welcoming individuals from across the world to live and work. There are a large number of interesting and historical places of interest, great links to other parts of the UK and a fantastic nightlife with world-class restaurants and theatres.

Career Development

London has opportunities across all disciplines of teaching, from world-class private schools to outstanding academies and innovative free schools. Whether you are returning to the UK after a period teaching abroad, or thinking of going for the first time, there are plenty of opportunities for career progression at all levels of the teaching profession. Experience of working as a teacher in London is a great addition to your resume too! 

Find out what qualifications are required to teach in the UK here

Referral Bonus

Engage offers a unique referral bonus for teachers coming to work with us from abroad.  Refer your friend (or friends!) to us and after they work for 10 days in the UK, you’ll receive a bonus of £150 per friend. If you are looking to make the move with a fellow teacher, friend or partner, this is a great way to do it – speak to your Engage advisor about putting your teaching friends in touch!

Free Training

Our teachers are our priority at Engage and we look to support your move every step of the way. All teachers moving the UK can take advantage of a range of benefits we offer, including career and personal development support through the CPD scheme and with our Partnership and Development team. Find out more about the benefits of working as teacher with Engage here.

Whatever your reasons for choosing London, we are confident that taking a teaching role in the UK will give you the chance to grow both as a teacher and an individual.


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