Career Change
with Now Teach

Our job is to help you become a great teacher. Our expert recruitment advisors will help you find a training course that works for you from the hundreds available, and make sure you hit the ground running ready for interview. Once you’re successful at interview and accepted your training offer, you join the Now Teach Network. We’re there to support you through the highs and lows as a career-changer. Our two-year support programme and your fellow Network will help you make use of your years of experience to make a difference in young people’s lives. Our unique support means that Now Teachers have a higher retention rate than the national average.

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The Career Change Programme

As the only organisation dedicated to attracting, recruiting, and retaining career-changers into teaching we have developed this into a dedicated and specialist offer. Our unique approach and support means that Now Teachers have a higher retention rate than the national average. Trainees join our network prior to their training year commencing in September or January.

Now Teach work with your training provider and school and we support you and them through your training with career-changer specific guidance. We do not provide your teacher training, instead we enhance it.

In your first two years, our job is to support you as an individual both to master the challenges and thrive in your new profession. We have built up expertise in what specific support, guidance and events career-changers need.

As a Now Teacher, you will have access to a Programme Manager. They will help you to access the full package of support available to you as well as being your first point of contact at Now Teach.

From one-to-one advice to tailored events and resources that support your development as a career-changer, the programme complements your teacher training and first year as an Early Career Teacher (ECT). We’re here to help you make the best possible transition to your new career.

The Now Teach Network

The Now Teach Network is the member-led community of Now Teachers.

You will be able to engage with our activities as a career-changer trainee teacher. You will build relationships with other Now Teachers, particularly those in your cohort year, and become a part of the community. Our two-year support programme provides you with opportunities to engage as a Network member. You'll understand better how to add value in your schools and make a difference.

The Network is committed to using their skills and experiences from a diverse range of sectors for the benefit of schools and students who need them most and to bringing them to the education sector.

Our unique approach and support means that Now Teachers have a higher retention rate than the national average

Key considerations

Our Career Change Programme and Network will ensure you can make a real difference to the lives of young people and to your community. We can help you find out if teaching is for you.