People in Manchester are being encouraged to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching, ahead of a recruitment event at the Manchester Metropolitan University on Saturday 10 November.
The Train to Teach event, organised by the Get Into Teaching campaign from the Department for Education, is part of a series visiting cities and towns across the country this autumn in support of a national recruitment drive.
Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said:
“The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count.
“Knowing every lesson shapes a life is a wonderful feeling – as a teacher you’re inspiring learning, helping children to stand on their own two feet and opening their eyes to what’s possible.
“You’ll start on a competitive salary too, have the opportunity to progress fast and can work anywhere you want to go, whether that is locally or further afield.
“There are no great schools without great teachers – that’s why we’re always looking for people with the passion and potential to teach. I would encourage anyone looking for a truly worthwhile career to come along to Train to Teach in Manchester and find out where teaching could take you.”
At the event, representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training are on hand with insights into how to make a strong application and visitors can get one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts. Information will also be available about the financial support available – you could receive a £26,000 tax-free bursary to train as a teacher.
The free Train to Teach event is being held at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX on Saturday 10 November from 10am – 4pm.
Applications for teacher training for next September are now open.