The Department for Education has recently launched a new scheme to attract skilled industry talent into further education. The campaign is encouraging industry workers to consider teaching part-time, alongside their current role and is aimed particularly at skill-shortage areas including Construction and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Digital Skills, Finance and Accounting and others.
Alongside their scheme, the Government have launched a new website dedicated to teaching in FE. The site covers everything from the very basics of where to start when looking at a career in further education, to the different subjects and qualifications you could teach as well as help and advice on finding a job in FE. It’s a very useful resource, especially for anyone completely fresh to the industry looking for more information and a starting point to build from.
It’s an exciting scheme and it’s something that has been very sought after within our sector. Protocol has been working to combat the skill shortage in FE for quite some time, targeting those in industry that might be considering making the switch to education. We’ve put a particular focus on Construction and Engineering and Additional Learning Support, setting up dedicated recruitment teams to target and attract new talent.
We’re continually working with industry partners to offer training, CPD and qualifications to our candidates, so we can upskill and create new talent for the further education and skills and training sectors.
We’re adding new opportunities every day across our college and training provider clients. Both full time and part time opportunities are available to accommodate those looking to top-up their income or down tools entirely and switch to education. Many providers that we work with will train you on the job to gain your teaching qualification, so there really are no barriers to starting a career in teaching.
Registering with us is simple and gives you access to free CPD as well as other great benefits.
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