Become a leader in the classroom

As a teacher, you'll get the chance to motivate and inspire students

2024 applications open

Take on a challenge with real purpose

Our Training Programme is unique. It offers exceptional leadership training and professional development opportunities with high-profile organisations.

Help us fight for a fairer education system and develop skills that will set you up for life – all while benefiting from our world-class teacher training.

A university undergraduate at a Teach First event.

Get into teaching with one of the UK's best graduate employers

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is the definitive annual guide to Britain’s most sought-after and prestigious graduate employers, and Teach First has consecutively made appearances in the Top 10.

We're very proud to have made the list. But we're even prouder of the fact that two other organisations in the Top 100 were founded by people who did our Training Programme – proof that our programme will set you apart.

Rated outstanding by Ofsted

We've achieved an Ofsted rating of outstanding in all areas for our evidence-led training.

Read our Ofsted report

Ofsted outstanding provider

Watch Frida's story

It's challenging but not in the wrong way – it's challenging because it pushes you to just get better and better.
Frida Arthur,
Teach First Trainee
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

What are the benefits of the Training Programme?

  • Gain leadership skills as you complete a fully-funded teaching qualification.

  • Receive high-quality training and support throughout your two years on the programme.

  • Our trainees are over seven times more likely to progress to senior leadership early in their career.

  • Benefit from connections with global organisations such as Accenture, Citi, Deloitte and Amazon.

  • Earn a salary as you train, with real responsibility from day one.

  • Join a network of 10,000+ programme alumni, committed to building a fair education for all.

A group of undergraduates at a Teach First leadership development event.

Teaching means doing something worthwhile

Following a stint in graduate recruitment, David was looking for something more. As he put it, "I really wanted to challenge myself and to push myself to see what I was capable of."

But he wanted more than just a challenge.

"I was looking for something with that moral purpose, something where I could look back at my career when I’m old and grey and say 'yeah I’ve done something worthwhile'."


Watch David's story

Change your life, and theirs

I developed many skills in the classroom, including leadership, communication, resilience. Without it, I definitely wouldn't have been able to progress to where I am today.
Joe Treacy,
Account Director

Join our Training Programme

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