Teach in the UK• 3 Min read

25th May 2021

Land Your Dream Teaching Role In England With Engage Education’s Virtual iday

We’re big on adapting and we’ve been changing and growing to accommodate the complex and unique needs of schools and teachers during the last 12 months. The move to remote working for the majority of the UK’s office-based population has had a significant impact on the technology that’s readily available – making events like our Virtual iday more accessible, secure and successful than it’s ever been

iday has always been an important part of our international recruitment process. In previous years, we’ve flown teachers to the UK from all over the world to take part in our unique, week-long recruitment event that’s been responsible for thousands of successful placements.  There’s a significant investment needed in this way of producing iday – not just in the travel and additional arrangements needed to host hundreds of teachers for a week, but in the time that both teachers and schools needed to commit.

Virtual iday – The Perfect Solution

Virtual iday started pre-pandemic as a way of matching candidates to schools and cut down the sometimes protracted recruitment process required by recruiting from outside England. Post-pandemic, we are keeping the format (although we may run in-person idays in the future!) and have honed it to a smooth, time-efficient experience that benefits both candidates and schools.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register with Engage to get involved in all our great recruitment events, CPD offerings and webinars
  2. Keep an eye on our social media and regular fortnightly newsletters for date announcements. We are running virtual idays every few weeks over the Spring and Summer terms.
  3. Let your Engage consultant know that you want to take part – they’ll be able to guide you through the process
  4. Get matched with schools looking to make hires for September 2021 and beyond
  5. Take part in an efficient, secure and fully managed interview process, connecting you with our fantastic partner schools in the UK
  6. Feedback the same day – schools may recruit on the spot or arrange a second, more formal interview either in person or virtually
  7. Land the job of your dreams!

You’ll likely have more than one or two virtual interviews during the day – your consultant will run through the schedule once you have registered. Interviews are usually shorter than average and serve as a way to introduce yourself and your skills to the school. Most schools will offer a more in-depth interview afterwards to candidates that they feel might be a good fit. We’ll be there every step of the way to support you and offer help in any way that we can.

Connect With employers in UK-Based Schools

We think iday is one of the best ways for teachers to find opportunities in schools in the UK. Whether you are at home or abroad, register now to take part in the next iday.

Be Part Of The Recruitment Revolution

Register with the UK's leading teaching agency today


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