Insight Programme
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Insight Programme

Teach First
Under £12,000
East Midlands · East of Englandand 8 others

Job description

Our award winning, two-week Insight Programme is your chance to get one step closer to our Leadership Development Programme (LDP).

Insight will help you to develop key employability skills and to road test them in a challenging and supportive environment as you work with young people studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

You’ll spend the first week of the programme focusing on training and personal development, attending sessions with the Teach First team, our Platinum Partners and a selection of our partner social enterprises. You’ll learn about educational inequality and how to drive your own personal development as you work with our ambassadors – graduates who have completed our two-year Leadership Development Programme – on leadership fundamentals and teaching theory.

During the second week, you will break into smaller groups and spend time in one of our partner schools, observing teaching in practice and delivering your own lesson. You’ll engage with the school’s extra-curricular activities, provide employability coaching to your students and learn more from the Teach First participants and ambassadors working in the school.

Finally you will come back together with your Insight cohort to share your experiences, gain a greater understanding of what educational inequality looks like across the country, and consider how you can continue to develop beyond the Insight Programme.

Company information

Teach First is an increasingly influential education charity fighting a serious social problem – educational inequality. Our vision is of a future where no child’s education is limited by their socio-economic background.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

To apply for the Insight Programme you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Studying for a STEM degree or have achieved A-levels that satisfy our STEM teaching criteria
  • Predicted 2:1 degree or higher
  • 300 UCAS points, or equivalent (excluding general studies)
  • Minimum grade C in GCSE maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Be in your penultimate year of an undergraduate degree (or second year if your penultimate year is in industry)
  • Have proof that you have the right to remain and work in the UK for the duration of the programme
  • Do not already have an offer for the LDP

Accepted degree subjects



Under £12,000

Gain key employability skills; £250 per week plus accommodation; fast-track to our other programmes


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

Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: 260

Teach First is a values-driven organisation. Our values shape our culture and how we operate and we expect you to model them throughout the application process and during your time on the programme. These translate into our selection competencies, which we use to assess your potential to become an impactful leader.

Closing date: 29/05/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 29/05/2017

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