Initial Teacher Training Scholarships
graduate scheme

Initial Teacher Training Scholarships

Royal Society Of Chemistry - (RSC)
East Midlands · East of Englandand 7 others

Job description

Inspire the next generation of scientists. Teach chemistry.

We are offering up to 140 Teacher Training Scholarships to the very best graduates entering chemistry teacher training in September 2018.

In addition to £28,000 tax-free funding from the Department of Education each of our scholars also receives:

  • mentoring by an expert chemistry teacher
  • free classroom materials including books, posters and a lab coat
  • chemistry specific training meetings with other scholars
  • free online courses on key concepts in teaching chemistry
  • opportunities to represent the Royal Society of Chemistry, and membership to the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years, which encompasses a range of additional relevant benefits.

Company information

We are the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage of more than 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

Partnering with the Department of Education to support and resource trainee chemistry teachers on our Initial Teacher Training Scholarship Scheme is just one of the ways we help to safeguard the future of the chemical sciences

Person requirements

  • an excellent understanding of chemistry at school level which is assessed through the online application process tests
  • a passion for chemistry and teaching
  • an excellent ability to explain complex chemistry ideas at school level
  • the empathy, respect and humility needed to relate well to pupils
  • relevant experience and an interest in working with school-age young people
  • excellent verbal communication skills and an ability to interact with others
  • an understanding of the importance of chemistry education in the UK
  • the personal attributes that will make a good classroom teacher and manager
  • a passion for the importance of chemistry education in the UK
  • a realistic understanding of teaching as a career
  • a desire to teach in England, once qualified.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • intend to take up a training place on a secondary teaching course that leads to QTS (pre-16)
  • hold a chemistry or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of a 2:1 or above (if you have a 2:2 your application will be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience/subject knowledge),
  • or hold a relevant PhD or Master’s degree or recognised equivalent,
  • or have completed a subject knowledge enhancement course in chemistry before September 2018
  • enrol on a university-led or school-led (fee based, non-salaried) Chemistry ITT course in England for the 2018/19 academic year
  • meet the bursary eligibility criteria as set out in the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s bursary guidance.
  • be classified as a ‘Home’ student. Refer to the UKCISA website for full details
  • be eligible to draw down a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company
  • have not previously applied for a scholarship in the same academic year

Accepted degree subjects





East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · South East England · South West England · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

How to apply

To find out more, or start your application, visit our website.

Closing date: 31/07/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/07/2018

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