Thinking about a career in teaching? Let’s get into it!

Interested in a career in teaching? King’s Careers & Employability are here for you, wherever you are on your career journey. Today, we’re highlighting a useful web resource all about starting your career in teaching.

Image of man writing to chalkboard. Click here to read the blogGet Into Teaching is the industry support hub from the UK Government’s Department of Education. They offer many kinds of resources for all stages of your teaching career journey, including content about exploring your options, finding training events, ways to fund your training, getting industry help and support as well as application and eligibility information.

Get Into Teaching have explored some case studies from student teachers, helping students uncover why others decided to go into teaching. Read on to find out more with the following text provided  by Get Into Teaching:


Every Lesson Shapes a Life

Sometimes you discover what you’re made of. Sometimes you’re born to do it. Student teachers Josh, Amy and Laura show us that no journey into teaching is the same. Whether they always knew they wanted to be a teacher, or only started to consider it at university, their passion burns just as brightly.

Get Into Teaching recently caught up with some student teachers who are currently staying safe at home, to find out more about their journeys and why they wanted to explore a career in education.



As their stories unfold, in this video you’ll discover why students decided to train to teach, and how their own teachers and experiences inspired them to make a difference.



Shaping young minds

As a teacher, the power to shape a generation is in your hands. You can use your knowledge and passion to help children to unlock talents that they didn’t even know they had. We’re sure everyone can remember a truly incredible teacher who made a real impact on their education and school life, so why not be that person that makes a difference every day?

As a newly qualified teacher, you can start on a salary of £24k-£30k depending on your location. So, if you’re looking for a long and rewarding career for the future, where you’ll be part of a community of passionate professionals that support and inspire each other, you’re definitely in the right place. Teaching offers great benefits, as well as the chance for you to share your skills and inspire children to be who they truly are.


King’s Careers Take: If you’re discovering careers in teaching, focusing your options or maybe preparing for your action-ready plan towards employment, we are here for you! Check out our Keats resources to support you on your career journey!


Testimonies from student teachers

Want to know what makes teaching so special to Amy, Laura and Josh?

“The buzz of a classroom, full of little learners, is like no other. No day is the same and you will definitely never be bored.”

– Amy, 21, Derbyshire


“It’s an absolutely fabulous profession when you strip it down and realise exactly what it is you’re enabling young people to be able to do and achieve.”

– Laura, 19, Coventry


“If you’re at a crossroads and don’t know what you want to do with your degree, consider a career in teaching.”

– Josh, 22, Leeds




King’s Careers Take: Interested in reading more about how you can get into careers in teaching in 2020? King’s careers & Employability have lots of information in our sector guides just for you, wherever you are on your career journey. Check out our guide on Careers in Teaching and Education!


Join thousands of others in shaping a generation and go home each day knowing that you truly have made a difference. Find out more and start your journey with Get Into Teaching.