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Graduate Teacher/Lecturer Trainee Positions

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Empowering the future

Are you passionate about shaping young minds, driving innovation in education and making a lasting impact on the community?

Middlesbrough College is recruiting for our Graduate Trainee Teacher/Lecturer positions – a unique opportunity for aspiring educators to embark on a rewarding journey in the field of further education teaching in the coming academic year.

In 2024, we were rated ‘Good’ with Strong Skills and 6 outstanding features by Ofsted!

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“Trainees gain substantial new knowledge and skills to prepare them to be 21st-century educators. They learn from expert tutors and mentors who help them secure their understanding of contemporary teaching strategies. Trainees are nurtured to try new approaches and develop their individual craft to be effective teachers. Trainees learn how to manage behaviour effectively in their classrooms…gaining experience in the wider role of a teacher, including curriculum design, quality assurance and pastoral responsibilities.”

Our Initial Teacher Training Provision was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted!

Key Features

Core training – learn the essentials as part of our ‘Taking Teaching Higher’ programme including delivery, planning, safeguarding, behaviour and observations, all underpinned by the latest research-based evidence which leads to PGCE certification.

Salaried position from start you’ll become an integral member of our teaching and learning team from day one with a highly competitive salary, 45 days annual leave (exc. Bank holidays) and associated employee benefits.

In-house placement – allocated your own classes with ongoing support from your subject and teaching mentor.

Industry subject training days – opportunity to take part on subject specialism CPD events.

Whether you’re a new graduate, in your final year of university or considering a change of career, Middlesbrough College will provide you with the best start to your career in teaching.

We’ll back you all the way and make sure that you feel welcomed and valued. We’re proud to be an organisation that works hard and provides for the community, and that means we’re striving to keep you happy in your job.

From a highly competitive starting salary of up to £35,000 (plus a potential £6,000 government bonus for those teaching in STEM or certain technical shortage subjects) and a broad range of benefits, to formal training and qualifications support, we understand that you need to know what you’re getting when you join the Middlesbrough College Teacher Graduate Scheme.

Find out more about the Government’s Get Into Teaching scheme here

Benefits for graduates

Recognised PGCE

Every graduate will be placed on our prestigious 2 year Initial Teacher Education programme resulting in a recognised qualification

Technical Expert Bonus

Engineering, Construction, Digital or Maths specialists could receive a government bonus of up to £6,000.

Paid holidays

You will receive 45 days holiday allowance (excl. bank holidays) per year.

Wisdom Rewards and Teacher Discounts

Enjoy discounts from a wide variety of high street retailers.

'Preferred' recruitment list

Upon successful completion, you will be placed on our ‘preferred recruitment list’ for permanent staff contract as/when available.

Continual Professional Development

You will have access to tailored CPD with opportunities to develop holistic skills to support your role.


Access our online wellbeing portal, which includes exercises and recipes, and join our Employee Communities including BAME, LGBTQ+ and Working Parents.

Employee Assistance

We’ll provide you with complete free confidential support and counselling if needed, supporting emotional support, family relationships, legal information and work support.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for our Teacher Graduate Training Programme, you will need:

  • Graduate status (recent or earlier in career) with a degree
  • Grade C or above (or Grade D or above) or equivalent in GCSE maths and English
  • Foreign qualifications should be accompanied by certificates as well as a Statement of Comparability from ENIC
  • An appetite to continue to learn whilst building your career with us
  • A sense of pride about who you are and what you bring to the table. We value difference and want you to feel empowered to be yourself in our organisation!

If you are yet to graduate, the offer is subject to successful completion of the degree programme. We are a Safer Recruitment provider, meaning robust safeguarding practices are following throughout our recruitment process.

All offers are conditional and subject to:

  • Satisfactory DBS check
  • Proof of wider qualifications
  • Successful attainment of degree prior to start
  • Pass on occupation health questionnaire
  • Satisfactory references

Find out more

To find out more about our Graduate Trainee Teacher/Lecturer positions and upcoming information sessions, please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

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