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Teach computing and unlock their potential

2024 applications open

Boost your career while making a difference

In partnership with Amazon Future Engineer, we’re offering you the opportunity to earn a salary while training to be a computing teacher.

On our Training Programme, you'll gain valuable experience that will serve you well in the tech and education sectors.

Most importantly, you’ll help ensure that children who face the biggest life challenges can learn crucial computer science skills.

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A pupil in a computing class looking out of the window.

The UK needs more computing teachers

In 2017, a Royal Society report found that 54% of secondary schools in England didn’t offer GCSE computer science.

By becoming a computing teacher, you'll be part of the solution.

Join our Training Programme

Unlock your talents and help secure the future of the next generation by joining our Training Programme. By training to teach computing you’ll get a unique offering, including:

  • five weeks of intensive training at the Institute

  • a salary while you train

  • a fully funded teaching qualification

  • the chance to help the children who need it most

  • your own Amazon Echo to help you in your classroom teaching

  • one-to-one support from an Amazon Techspert

  • the opportunity to apply for an exclusive Amazon Insight scheme

Apply now

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Rachel on teaching computing

Students that say they’re going off now to study computer science because they’ve enjoyed my lessons so much is something that’s massively inspirational.
Rachel Arthur,
Assistant Headteacher
Oldham Academy North

Teach First x Amazon Future Engineer partnership

Our organisations are working together to help children get access to the technology and teachers they need to thrive. We’re excited to be working with Amazon to recruit more teachers and help inspire the computer scientists of the future.
During your time as a computing trainee on our Training Programme, and after you complete it, Amazon will provide additional support for your training and development. This includes:

  • an ‘Amazon Techspert’ (a mentor who will be on hand to provide industry advice and support)
  • an Amazon gift box (including an Echo)
  • the opportunity to apply for an exclusive Amazon Insight scheme.

Our partnership supports students at secondary school level, where we are already seeing increased interest in computer science teaching. The programme has activities including robotics workshops, Virtual Fulfilment Centre tours, coding competitions and bursaries. Initial feedback has been incredibly positive and we look forward to welcoming more teachers on to the scheme. 

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Trainee Rachel finds her calling teaching computer science

Rachel was working in cybersecurity, where she had “what seemed like a really glamorous lifestyle”. But despite her apparent success, she was looking for a change of direction.

“At first I was wowed, but I missed working with young people and it felt like there was something missing.

“Lots of my friends saw me as someone who was doing really well, and obviously the salary [in cybersecurity] was a big draw… but actually the joy I get from being in a classroom is 10 times better than that.”

Rachel on teaching computing

Our visit [to Amazon] was incredible. It ignited our pupils' interest in STEM and the innovative, hands-on, coding tasks enabled the children to solve problems and develop their logical thinking.
Lucy Hart,
Computing teacher
Caroline Haslett Primary School

Why teach computing?

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Taster programmes

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