PGCE graduate recruitment fair January 2012

12 January 2012

A big thank you to The University of Huddersfield for hosting another successful PGCE recruitment fair.

EducateFirst attended the event alongside other renowned names in the field to help new graduates from the university obtain teaching positions. Attendees specialised in a wide range of areas from the core subjects within the National Curriculum (Maths, English and Science) to Geography, ICT and Music. Many were looking for teaching jobs in Huddersfield as well as surrounding areas, including Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Manchester and Rochdale.

High numbers of PGCE graduates as well as NQTs has led to the few teaching jobs available in local schools being quickly snapped up, leaving many graduates looking for a way to improve their chances of obtaining a permanent teaching post. Last year EducateFirst offered new teachers a variety of options to help kick start their teaching career and this year is no different. Opportunities for new teachers are available to work as one-to-one home tutors, offering a flexible solution to suit individual needs. Teachers also have the opportunity to work as lead tutors in our learning centres in Leeds, Huddersfield and Dewsbury to support students in Key Stages 1–4. There is also the option for voluntary work in our centres to help tutors gain valuable teaching experience by shadowing qualified teachers already working within our centres.

To complement the nibbles and freebies EducateFirst offered free, impartial advice to tutors looking for specific work or wanting to keep their career options open. We also offer a CV service to tutors where we walk through their CV, application form and cover letter for teaching posts they may wish to apply for. This is a free service offered to tutors specialising in any subject area and level of education.

Missed us at the event? Don’t worry, you can still register with us here.

25 thoughts on “PGCE graduate recruitment fair January 2012”

  1. Simon Adamson

    Great to see universities and recruitment agencies doing their best to support teachers in an era where PGCE students and NQT are really struggling to find work. You are right in that there is alot of competition. There should be a limit on the number of students universities take on as PGCE students as the numbers graduating high with very few jobs in the local area. Many graduates are looking to relocate, but find the situation is the same in other parts of the country. Qualified teachers are therefore turning their backs on teaching and looking for alternative jobs. Wasted degree???

  2. Maria Southerton

    After reading your blog post I browsed your website a bit and noticed you are using some really handy tools to help your readers navigate easily and find the information they are looking for. Love the blog page – very nice layout. Keep up the quality posts.
    – Maria Southerton

  3. Amy Sandbach

    After reading your blog post I browsed your website and found some really useful resources for teachers. Thanks for such a great initiative. I have just registered as a tutor on your site.


    Amy Sandbach

  4. This is a message to the admin. I discovered your “2012 PGCE recruitment day at the University of Huddersfield for teachers and tutors looking for jobs” page via Google. Never knew that a company working with the university was offering work in classes to help PGCE graduates get experience of teaching. Can anyone register your website or do you have a criteria I have to meet?

  5. Yo , I am hoping to start a new career in teaching and have this website very useful. I did not get a place on a PGCE course this year and wanted to know if I could apply for part time work with yourselves to help me get some experience in being a teacher?

    1. Hi there, I work during the week so i am interested in weekend tutor work, do you have any option??? can you share info in case you have a weekend plan??? Thanks a lot!!

      1. EducateFirst

        We are able to offer tutors weekend work in the form of classroom or one-to-one tutoring. Simply register via our website under the Tutor Zone section and we will be in touch with opportunities in your area. Thank you – The EducateFirst Team.

    2. EducateFirst

      All tutors are requested to register with EducateFirst via our website, under the Tutor Zone section. Thank you – EducateFirst Team.

  6. Hi. I teach part time over the weekend and am looking for more work. Do I need to be a graduate from the university to attend a graduate fair to put my name down with you or can any tutor join?

  7. A great post! You seem to know so much about PGCE recruitment at the University of Huddersfield. This is great for teachers and tutors looking for jobs. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is magnificent blog. I’ll definitely be back…

  8. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired! Extremely useful information particularly the stuff for teachers.

  9. Will Educate First be at the recruitment event on Monday 21 January at Huddersfield University? I attended last year and my friends wondered if your company will be coming again this year as I found the information you provided very useful. I ended up working in the Huddersfield tuition centre for a while and it really helped me while I was applying for a full time teaching position. I am really grateful for all the help and advice I got from your members of staff last year.

    1. EducateFirst

      Dear Jenny,

      The PGCE recruitment fair was postponed due to severe weather in January. We will of course be attending the show, but are still awaiting to receive information from the University of Huddersfield on when the event will be rescheduled. As soon as we have this information, we will post it on our website under the news/announcements section. Information will also be available on the university website. We hope to welcome you to the even soon.

      Many thanks,


  10. Thank you for the relevant advice on your website. I really enjoy studying to become a teacher and hope to get a teaching job as soon as I leave uni. I dont think Leeds University offer this kind of service like the one at Huddersfield University. Do you know if this is true? If a PGCE recruitment event was held in Leeds would you be offering jobs in the area?

    Also, do people have to like in the same area to your tuition centres to get work there or can the tutor travel from another city?

    BTW this is also a great site for training teachers and other people studying at University. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/

  11. Last year my friend got some teaching work through you when you attended Huddersfield university’s PGCE recruitment graduate fair. Will your company be there again this year as I would like to register with you to find a teaching post.

    Thank you.

    1. EducateFirst

      As soon as we receive information from local universities our team will be delighted to attend to support local PGCE graduates find the right work at the right time. We look forward to welcoming all students to our future events. Please visit our website (under News) for the latest information.

      Regards, EducateFirst.

  12. KS2 Tutor in Huddersfield

    This company is great at finding jobs for teachers, even if it is part time the work they give is smashing. Been working with them for 4 months now and loving it at the Huddersfield centre. Great people to work for and the managers are fab. They give children an amazing start in life.

  13. It is so hard getting a teaching job these days. Sometimes me and my friends wonder whether going into teaching was a good idea. There are too many PGCE graduates and not enough jobs in any subject area. The government needs to look into the matter and start supporting teachers. After all, we are ones who will help make the next prime minister.

  14. It is really hard getting a teaching job these days. The problem is there are too many PGCE graduates and not enough jobs in any subject area. My friends and I often wonder if going into teaching was the right choice. The government really need to take action and help support new teachers. After all we are the ones who will help make the next prime minister.

  15. Will there be a PGCE recruitment day at the University of Huddersfield in 2013?

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