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Career Change Programme & Network

Now Teach
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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You might have heard Mel Stride, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, suggest that the over 50's should consider flexible jobs, like delivering takeaways. Whilst we applaud the promotion of career change, we know there is an option more suited to people with significant career experience: teaching.

Now Teach is the professional network for career changers in teaching. We help experienced people like you to change career with confidence and become great teachers.

We do not exclusively work with the over 50's – our trainees’ average age is 48 – and we believe every kind of experience matters in the classroom. So whether you have management experience, a portfolio career or deep technical expertise, we want you in England’s classrooms.

Your experience is vital to improve pupil’s experience in education.

What we do:

  • Pointing the way: Insight and connections so you successfully apply for a training course that suits you.
  • Always here. Expert advice for your entire teaching career, if and when you need it.
  • Be connected. Share insight and get input from our national network of people like you.

We are a charity funded by the Department for Education so there is no cost to you. No extra work. Just advice and a network of people like you, whenever you need it.

Our unique approach means that our Network members are more likely to stay in teaching compared to other career-changing trainees.

In the first two years, we help trainees adapt to their new profession and thrive. We have built up expertise in what specific support, guidance and events career-changers need.

You also join our network of professionals working to improve schools and the wider education system as a whole. From AI clubs and work internships to Oxbridge preparation, Now Teachers are making real world impact.

As a Now Teacher, you will have a personal Programme Manager who will help you access the full package of bespoke development opportunities and act as your first point of contact at Now Teach.

From one-to-one advice to tailored events and resources that reinforce 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.

We work with trainees on part-time, full time or compressed courses and there are bursaries available depending on the subject you want to teach.

As part of Now Teach you’ll join something big. Our Network is committed to using their skills and experiences from a diverse range of sectors to benefit schools and students who need them most.

Interested? Register here to speak to our career change team.


Now Teach creates a route for people with decades of experience to become teachers.

Focusing primarily on STEM subjects – science, maths and technology – and modern foreign languages, we place teachers in partner schools, support them through their training and connect them to a professional network that amplifies their impact and accelerates their progress.

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