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Eligibility To Teach In The UK

Qualified American teachers are highly desired in well-funded British schools, which in turn offer a fantastic platform for you to progress in your career, and provide great internationally recognised experience. You will also enjoy free universal healthcare, higher pay, and the opportunity to discover the culture and history of the UK.

Explore Your Visa Options:


The sponsorship avenue to teaching in the UK is the most popular route for teachers relocating from the USA. Once we have secured a position with your preferred school for you, you can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa in the UK. These visas are reserved for occupations where there is a shortage of workers in the UK, namely Physics, Science, and Math teachers.

After you have secured your teaching position with us, your personal Engage consultant will be on hand at all times to help you with your visa application, every step of the way.

Family Visa

If you have a parent, spouse, civil partner, or child who either holds a UK passport or who is already settled in the UK, you can start your teaching career in the UK on a family visa. Your knowledgeable Engage consultant will be able to assist you in applying for this kind of visa.

With a family visa you do not need to have already secured a role in the UK before you begin the relocation process, although we will get to work on finding a perfect position for you and putting you forward for Skype interviews before you arrive.

Qualifying Passports

If you have a British or EU passport, you can start working as a teacher in the UK right away. If you hold a passport from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, or Trinidad and Tobago and also have ancestry in the UK, you will also qualify to work as a teacher in the UK.

Our experienced ex-teacher consultants will have all of the information you need to relocate if you qualify with one of the above passports.


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