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Future Teachers

The Future Teachers programme is an exciting opportunity for graduates considering a career in teaching. It provides graduates with the opportunity to gain one year of practical work experience in United Learning schools before embarking on their teaching journey. 

Future Teachers work as cover supervisors for their first year, earning a fair wage and having access to support and training to help them develop their skills in the classroom. Schools benefit from having dedicated cover supervision, which improves continuity for pupils, reduces the burden on teaching staff and increases wellbeing. It also ensures that prospective teacher training candidates get a feel for life in the classroom.

Information for schools

We have partnered with Teaching Personnel to operate the Future Teachers programme.   In addition to improving staff wellbeing and reducing cover costs, the programme can:

  • Help you recruit graduates locally and grow your own “Future Teacher” workforce
  • Improve the pupil experience by utilising trained cover supervisors at times of staff absence
  • Support your Future Teachers and provide access to free, tailored CPD resources in their first year to help them develop their classroom skills

The service is fully vetted.

The Future Teacher programme and United Learning

Watch this video where leaders working in United Learning schools share their experiences of the Future Teachers Programme.  

Apply today

The Future Teachers programme is for graduates who have an interest in exploring teaching as a career route, enabling you to gain hands-on experience through working in a school. In your first year, you will have the opportunity to cover a range of lessons, teaching classes and gaining experience in the classroom, with a view to commencing formal teacher training the following year. We also provide training which you can complete at your own pace.

As a graduate, we will pay you a fair salary during your first year, after which you can apply to teacher training through a salaried route. 

For more information and how to apply please email

We accept intake throughout the year, so get in touch today.

Future Teachers programme - the teachers

Take a look at the graduate video, where graduates working in United Learning schools share their experiences of the Future Teachers Programme.  

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