Premier Pathways
graduate job
Expires4 days

English, Maths & Science Secondary School Teacher

Job description

Are you an aspiring Secondary Teacher looking to inspire future generations with your subject passion for years to come?

Train to teach, pay no tuition fees and gain a PGCE and QTS with the University of Buckingham. Premier Pathways is a Graduate Teacher Training Programme which enables trainees to earn while they learn steadily over two years.

Why two years?

We know that spending a full two years in a one-school environment acquiring practical classroom experience, will enable you to grow at your own pace into an outstanding and capable practitioner. Year one allows you to familiarise yourself with your school, pupils and the teaching profession, within a teaching support role. Throughout the year you will participate in termly tasks and progress steadily towards greater teaching responsibility, to teach a 50% timetable in term three. In year two, you will embark on your journey towards Qualified Teacher Status whilst developing pedagogical knowledge through three written PGCE assignments.

Earn a salary – pay no tuition fees

We believe that teachers should not have to pay to train. The average undergraduate in the UK will graduate with over £50,000 worth of debt. Premier Pathways enables aspiring teachers to train whilst earning a salary, with no tuition fees. You will be paid from day one of the programme and will receive an additional pay rise in year two.

Rising pupil demands

The UK needs 30,000 new teachers by 2023 to cope with increasing pupil numbers. In September 2019 the Department for Education announced that new teacher salaries could rise by up to £6,000 in a bid to attract more talent into the profession. There has never been a better time to get into teaching.

Why Premier Pathways?

  • Salaried
  • No tuition fees
  • PGCE (with 60 Level 7 credits)
  • QTS
  • Maximum classroom time
  • Steady

What we are looking for

Premier Pathways is for talented people seeking to forge a career in the teaching profession. In order to be considered for the course you must demonstrate a serious commitment to this end. Any previous experience in a mentoring or educational setting can go a long way to support your entry. You will be studying towards a PGCE in year two so you must have the ability to self-study.

We are looking for graduates with the drive, passion and enthusiasm to forge a career in the teaching profession.


  • Bachelor’s degree minimum 2:2
  • GCSE English and maths minimum grade C (plus science for primary)
  • Minimum three A-Levels


Any previous experience in a mentoring or educational setting

Accepted degree subjects

  • teacher training and education
  • literature and creative writing
  • linguistics
  • environmental science and ecology
  • physics
  • health sciences
  • biology and life sciences
  • chemistry
  • sports science
  • social sciences
  • materials science

Additional job details

Number of vacancies
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Join the next generation of outstanding teachers.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 4 October 2020

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Closing date:  4 October 2020

Expires4 days

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