Can I work in England?

Eligibility to teach in England

Qualified Australian and New Zealand teachers are highly desired in English schools, opening the door to fantastic opportunities for you to continue progressing within your career and gain excellent internationally recognised experience. You will also benefit from free healthcare, ongoing free CPD and the opportunity to travel across the UK and Europe.

What are my visa options?

Teachers from Australia and New Zealand require a visa when they decide to teach in England. Below are the different visa options:

  • Youth Mobility Visa

    This visa is for people aged between 18 and 30 years old, without children. It will last for 2 years and you can apply for this visa within 6 months of when you plan to arrive.

  • Ancestry Visa

    This visa is for people who hold Australian, New Zealand or other Commonwealth passports with a grandparent born in the UK. With this visa you can work, study and bring your partner or child. This visa lasts for 5 years.

  • Skilled Worker Visa

    This is a 1 to 5 year visa that allows you to stay in the UK to teach with an approved employer (school). This Visa has replaced the Tier 2 general work visa. You must have a confirmed job offer before you apply for this visa.

  • Family Visa

    This is a visa that allows you to stay in the UK for up to 3 years if you have a partner who is British or Irish.

  • Graduate Visa

    If you're an Australian and New Zealander who has studied in the UK on a student visa, you will be eligible to transfer onto a graduate visa which extends your stay for a further 2 years.

  • What if my parents were born in the UK?

    If you have a parent that was born in the UK, you will be eligible for a British passport

Why work in England?

England has lots to offer for teachers from Australia and New Zealand, an excellent education system, opportunities for progression and internationally recognised teaching experience. England is a great place to be if you love travelling as Europe is just on your doorstep. Teaching in England is highly rewarding, working in diverse and exciting school environments.

Register with Engage Education today!

Are you ready to kickstart your teaching journey in England? Register with us today and one of our specialist consultants will be in touch to support you and discuss your options