Application Form

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Now Teach is specifically for people who want to change career and retrain as secondary school teachers in state schools. Now Teachers are looking for a new challenge and want to make a difference. We help you apply to become a teacher, secure a training place, and then provide support during your training and beyond. To help you to succeed, our support is structured as follows:

Application and recruitment offer: 

  • Receive application guidance and support from our experienced recruitment advisors, who support you through each step of the journey to securing a training place.   

  • Receive tailored advice on which training programme is right for you.   

Now Teach Network and Support offer: 

We are not a training provider, nothing we offer is compulsory, but we are a support network for career-changers; offering formal and informal opportunities to network, support and explore, all designed to complement Initial Teacher Training (ITT) training and beyond. 

Access a programme specifically designed for career changers to help you thrive: 

  • Network support: monthly opportunities to network with your cohort, share experiences, listen to debates in education and build the movement of career changers 
  • Bespoke Programme Manager support: each Now Teacher is assigned a Programme Manager to provide tailored support relevant to their needs 


Science teachers may have to teach all sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) up to Year 11.

Please add your A-Level qualifications below with the subject followed by the grade. For example, 'English C' or 'Maths B'. 

Please begin typing your university name and select from the dropdown. If your university is not listed, please write the name in full and continue.
Nb. International qualifications require a ENIC eligibility check - please make sure you have obtained a statement of comparability for your overseas application.

In 350 words, tell us why you want to join Now Teach and become a secondary school teacher. Please consider your motivations and your understanding of the following areas: 
  • Becoming a teacher
  • Working with young people
  • Teaching your chosen subject
  • The Now Teach programme of support

Our Now Teachers are experienced individuals who bring fresh perspectives from industry, business and the public sector into schools. In 350 words, please share an overview of your career and the achievements you are most proud of. 

You should consider including: 
  • an overview of your career and roles 
  • field or sector of work  
  • the achievements you are most proud of 
Please note: we want to know about your previous career and experience, you don’t need to relate this to education. Now Teach exists to support those changing from another career into teaching. 
Please upload your CV here. Please only upload a Microsoft Word file (*.docx). If you have any gaps in employment that are longer than one month, we ask that you highlight and explain these as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. Contact our Recruitment team if you have any questions. 


In instances where you have been outside of the UK and not paid UK tax for more than 3 months in the past 5 years, you may be required to undergo a police check in the country you lived. You may also not be eligible for the government bursary. Bursary applications are handled on a case by case basis.

We can't accept applications from people who don't agree to have a full DBS check. Please read the eligibility criteria here

The Equality Act defines a disabled person as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. If you have a condition which fits the Equality Act definition, please tick 'Yes' even if you are not limited by your condition. If you have a condition which fits the Equality Act definition, please tick 'Yes' even if you are not limited by your condition.