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The rewards of training for a career in teaching

With tax-free financial support to train and attractive salaries, the sums certainly add up for new teachers. And with a fulfilling career path on offer, the benefits don’t end there.

A range of training options to help you get into teaching

Those hoping for a career in the classroom have various routes available – with plenty of practical experience along the way

Transfer your expertise to a teaching career

After almost two decades working in IT, Anna Kyriacou decided to retrain as a teacher. Growing demand for her skills means great career opportunities lie ahead.

Thinking about a career change? Get into teaching

Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…

Time for a change? Maybe it's time to get into teaching...

Are you ready to become part of a new generation of high-calibre teachers?

It's not only French students are ignoring at their peril but also Spanish and German

Languages need to be continued by all

Languages can not only help your career but can change the way you think for the better

Cracking the code: What is Makers Academy?

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Where did the world's top CEOs go to university?

With the QS World University Rankings released today, current, former and would-be students have been scouring the list to see if their university has made the cut.

Britain 'needs 750,000 new digital jobs'

Report: Young people with IT skills are massively in demand - but the government needs to provide more support

Office etiquette for the young and wide eyed

Starting an office job for the first time can be fraught. Unless you follow our simple guide, that is

The view from Westminster: work experience with an MP

Government sceptic Katherine Burch contacted Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, to see what life in Parliament is really like

From student to employee: The bad habits you’ll have to change

When you get your first job, it’ll be time to start acting like a grown-up says Craig O’Callaghan

From film school to feature films

He only graduated this year, but Anirudh Ganapathy is already writing and directing his first feature film. He owes it all to his time at film school

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