If you love working with children and young people - and are motivated to help others succeed – then a career in the education and training sector could be right for you. Entry-level apprenticeships can provide you with many of the essential skills you’ll need to provide learning support in the classroom – and established practitioners can develop the skills they need to lead and manage teams with a higher level apprenticeship.
Do you have the enthusiasm and energy to inspire young minds and help learners reach their potential? As a teaching assistant you’ll support children with mathematics, reading and writing on an individual, class or small group basis. Patience and persistence are essential for this role… but the rewards couldn’t be greater.
If you love to get active and have a strong desire to encourage young people to participate in sporting activities then this is a role where you can make a difference. You’ll plan fun and engaging activities to help learners develop their sports skills and improve their fitness.
Do you have a strong sense of responsibility and excellent organisational skills? As a school office administrator you’ll need a keen eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure. You’ll gain many transferrable skills within this role which can be used within a variety of industries.
Careers Guidance Counsellor
Do you have excellent listening, interpersonal and communication skills? As a Careers Guidance Counsellor you’ll provide the help and advice that young people need in order to make important decisions about their future.
With responsibility for raising standards in your subject area you’ll need to produce schemes of work and implement processes that enable learners at all levels to make progress. You’ll have great leadership skills and will be able to support other staff members with lesson planning and delivery.
Headteachers rely heavily on their personal assistants so you’ll be required to take on a great deal of responsibility. Your day-to-day activities could include arranging meetings, taking notes, handling telephone calls and enquiries and responding to emails on behalf of your Headteacher.