Australians working in the UK: why teaching is your best option

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Teaching is among the best options for Australians who want to work in the UK. There are many reasons why teaching ticks a lot of boxes for Aussie travellers with the right qualifications.

Teachers are in high demand in schools across the UK, so work is readily available for qualified teachers in both private schools and independent schools, for pupils of all ages.

 

There is a wide choice of schools, roles and locations for teachers moving to the UK to choose from, with many opportunities for progression in your career.

Australian teachers have similar training to UK teachers and as such are well regarded in British schools. Due to the similarities in teaching styles and training, you should feel comfortable moving into a teaching role in the UK.

Australian teachers are known as being well trained with 4 year specific education degrees or two year Masters’ degrees, as opposed to a post graduate year for British teachers. They are often employed above a British candidate and there is often rapid progression for quality candidates in UK schools.

A teaching timetable allows Australians that are keen to both work and travel 13 weeks of non-face to face time in order to travel around Europe. There is also the option to teach casually in the UK as a supply teacher and travel even more frequently.

It has long been seen as a rite of passage for a large group of new graduates from Australia to head to the UK to live and work every year, taking advantage of the Youth Mobility Scheme Visa or travel on an Ancestry visa or British/ EU passport.  

For young people who want to progress in their chosen career and benefit from the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, see London and visit other parts of England, teaching in the UK is a great way of combining both things.

The teaching profession in the UK is renowned for the generous holiday allowance that its staff receive – and for many this is a major incentive to teach in the UK.

The UK school year is divided into three terms of 13 weeks, with a holiday following each and a half term break in the middle. As such, teachers work for no more than six weeks without getting a break of at least a week.

Teachers are also supported in their journey to teach in the UK more than ever. Established agencies like Engage Education and Teaching Jobs London provide a range of teaching options and pathways to employment.

They also offer ongoing one on one mentoring and group PD sessions as well as loyalty bonuses and social events and help with organising banking and accommodation. This support will ensure you settle into your new role and quickly feel at home.

Due to the nature of their work, teachers often build connections quickly with both co-workers and students, plus the community they are living and working in. Teaching in the UK provides a unique insight into life in everyday Britain, something that lots of travellers will not get to see or experience.

Teaching can be challenging and the rewards may be few and far between but it is an incredibly important profession, full of dedicated specialists and a great way to live and travel in the UK and across Europe.

Teaching in the best option for Australians wanting to work in the UK.

There are many reasons why teaching ticks a lot of boxes for Aussie travellers with the right qualifications.

Teachers are in high demand in schools across the UK, so work is readily available and there is a choice of schools, roles and locations and opportunities for progression. Australian teachers have similar training and are well regarded in British schools. A teaching timetable allows Australians keen to work and travel 13 weeks of non face to face time in order to see Europe and there is the option to teach casually as a supply teacher, and travel even more frequently.

It has long been seen as a right of passage for a large group of Australian new graduates to head to the Uk to live and work every year, taking advantage of the Youth Mobility Scheme Visa or travel on an Ancestry visa or British/ EU passport.  
Young people who want to progress in their chosen career and have the opportunity to travel throughout Europe see London and other parts of England as a great way of combining both things.

Australian teachers are known as being well trained with 4 year specific education degrees or two year Masters’ degrees, as opposed to a post graduate year for British teachers. They are often employed above a British candidate and there is quick progression for quality candidates in UK schools.

Teachers are also supported in their journey to the UK more than ever. Established agencies like Engage Education/ Teaching Jobs London, provide a range of teaching options and pathways to employment, ongoing one on one mentoring and group PD sessions as well as loyalty bonuses and social events and help with banking and accommodation.

Teachers by the nature of their work, build connections quickly with co-workers and students and the community they are living and working it. It is a unique insight into every day Britain, something that lots of travellers don’t get to see.

Teaching can be challenging and the rewards may be few and far between but it is an incredibly important profession, full of dedicated specialists and a great way to live and travel in the UK and across Europe.

 

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