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Starting salary: Lecturer Scale Band 1 - £28-29k
Closing date: 6 June 2022
Interviews: Through June 2022 at the College
Start date: 1 September 2022

Few careers offer the satisfaction of teaching. If it is an option that you have considered, but you are worried about the cost of training, Newham College has come up with the perfect solution. We’re offering dynamic, enthusiastic graduates or experienced professionals, with a passion for their subject or trade, the chance to gain a qualified teaching qualification for post-16 education while working in a paid teaching role at the college.

The graduate trainee teacher programme provides an excellent opportunity for talented individuals with a passion for helping others succeed in gaining a recognised qualification in teaching while undertaking paid employment. Teachers on the scheme will study for a Level 5 Diploma in Teaching and Learning enabling them to be fully qualified to work in post-16 education as a main grade lecturer. The qualification for this course is accredited by Pearson.

The scheme and role last for one academic year and requires at least two days of attendance at lessons to develop your skills and knowledge in teaching, learning and assessment alongside 3 days’ work on-site shadowing/co-delivering and small group teaching, after the initial induction. You’ll be working alongside colleagues as a Newham College Trainee Teacher (Lecturer Scale band 1) with up to 9 hours of timetabled activity per week in your specialist subject and across college departments to experience the unique environment of Newham College’s curriculum offer and its students.

We’re keen to see graduates or professionally experienced trainees in the following subject areas: engineering, business, science, information technologies, health, care, nursing and biomedical subjects, art & design, fashion, travel and tourism and English and maths as well as law-related subject specialists.

The in-service course will prepare you to teach in the diverse lifelong learning sector which comprises Further Education Colleges, work-based learning, private training companies, adult and community education and offender learning. You’ll get to experiment and develop skills across the college course, age groups and sites. Applicants need to have an initial degree or substantial professional skills, must hold English and maths at GCSE at high grade or L2 Functional Skills, and proficient IT skills.

You will find that our environment is a stimulating place to work. We are known for widening student participation in an area of London that has seen a great deal of investment. If you want to share your enthusiasm for education and learning with others and you think that you have what it takes to motivate and stimulate our learners to succeed, we want to hear from you.

At the end of your first year and completion of your Level 5 course, you’ll be offered an interview for a permanent teaching role in the college*.


This scheme is now closed to new applications.

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Graduate Trainee Scheme