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Teaching is one of the most rewarding career paths to follow - using your knowledge to empower people can be life-changing for both the student and the teacher. With more businesses looking to upskill their staff, there are now more opportunities than ever in the Education and Teaching sector.
So, whether you want a more traditional, classroom-based role, or want to work with organisations in a training and staff development capacity, there are plenty of ways in which you can share your knowledge and improve lives. If you’re looking to enter the Education and Teaching sector, we can help.
To get started in a career in Education and Teaching, enthusiasm and drive will be important. Teaching is a very involved job and will require dedication. To get started, consider enrolling on a teaching course with this initial qualification and experience will get the ball rolling, and our careers advisors and mentors will be able to help you find the right starting role for you.
As mentioned above, you must be actively invested and interested in supporting other people, potentially individuals who will be younger than you. You may have to work with vulnerable adults or individuals who will require more support. You will be actively responsible for helping other people to reach their learning goals.
In terms of transitional skills, people skills are a must. People service skills learned through retail or customer service roles can be very helpful, as a lot of Education and Teaching roles will have you working with several other individuals who you will need to communicate effectively with, to help them reach their full potential.
The initial roles that would get you the experience you’d need would be as Teaching Assistant or Classroom Assistant. These roles will give you valuable experience in the Education and Teaching field, while also helping you to brush up on your people skills. It will also let you see if teaching is for you before you invest more of your life into it. Roles typically exist across schools and age groups.
The world of Education and Teaching is broad, and actively makes other people’s lives better. If this sounds right for your career, look through the Employ GM website today for apprenticeship opportunities and courses in the field.