Change your life

Change their lives

Change both

Applications for our Training Programme are currently closed.

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 build a fair education for all 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 been in the top 10 for the past 10 years.
We're very proud to have finished eighth this year. 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.

Change your life, and theirs

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

Experience world-class leadership development

  • Gain leadership skills as you complete a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE)
  • 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+ ambassadors, committed to building a fair education for all.
A group of undergraduates at a Teach First leadership development event.

Teaching was the challenge David needed

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'."


David wanted more than just a challenge

Change your life, and theirs

I developed my skills when I was in the classroom, in terms of leadership, communication, resilience – I think without it, I definitely wouldn't have been able to progress to where I am today.
Joe Treacy,
Head of Member Relations and Partnerships
Chartered College of Teaching
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