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Teaching offers you all the opportunities, training, support and rewards you need to develop and build a stimulating and successful career.

You can find out what it's like to be a teacher on the pages below and discover more real-life stories from teachers on our YouTube channel.

Where to start

Follow our step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher.


Find out more about the competitive salary and other benefits of teaching.

Life as a newly qualified teacher

Find out what your induction year as a newly qualified teacher (NQT) will be like.

Day-to-day life as a teacher

Find out about how a school day is structured, how teaching hours are spread over the week, and view a rough guide to term dates

Teachers' stories

Life as a teacher is challenging, varied, and highly rewarding. But don't take our word for it; our trainees' and teachers' stories offer first-hand insights into a range of teacher training courses, and shine a light on what you can expect once you've qualified.

  • Trainees – whether you're a recent graduate or hoping to change career, find out what to expect and how to prepare from these trainee teachers.
  • Teachers – qualified teachers tell us about the fantastic challenges, job satisfaction and progression opportunities of life in the classroom.

Teachers with disabilities

Read about the support available for teachers with disabilities.

How does teaching compare?

Use our interactive tools to find out how your current job compares to an average teacher's:

Looking for a job

About to complete your initial teacher training (ITT)? This page provides practical information and resources for teachers looking for a job.