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Tes recruitment editor Grainne Hallahan explains how to successfully apply for your first teaching post

Tes Editorial

Teacher recruitment: How to apply for your first teaching job

For trainee teachers, applying for that all-important first job can feel like a daunting prospect. With limited experience and even more limited spare time, finding your potential employer and crafting the perfect personal statement might seem like it’s a bridge too far.

But that’s not the case. Even though your career is in its infancy, schools will relish the opportunity to welcome in a fresh-faced recruit with new ideas and the most up-to-date training. Years of experience isn’t everything, and enthusiasm and character go an awful long way.

And when it comes to the application itself, that’s where we come in. In the following video, Tes recruitment editor Grainne Hallahan explains exactly how to get this right, from finding and researching a potential school, all the way through to nailing the interview.

She’s also joined by NQT expert and former mentor Andy Taylor, who is on hand to answer some important questions.

This video is a recording of a Career Clinic webinar held on Wednesday 21 October.