Top 10 FAQ (frequently asked questions)about UK teaching job.

Abdulrafiu Arikewuyo
3 min readFeb 1, 2023

As the search for UK job opportunity intensifies, many teachers from Nigeria, Ghana and other countries will have a lot of questions bothering them. In this piece, I have compiled 10 frequently asked questions and answers to benefit the teachers.

  1. What qualifications do I need to teach in the UK?

To teach in the UK, you will need a degree in the subject you wish to teach, as well as a teaching qualification such as a PGDE and its equivalent.

2. How can I find teaching jobs in the UK?

You can find teaching jobs in the UK through recruitment agencies, online job search websites, and by contacting schools directly.

3. What is the application process like for teaching jobs in the UK?

The application process for teaching jobs in the UK typically involves submitting a CV, cover letter, and completing an application form. You may also be required to attend an interview and complete a teaching demonstration. In some cases, you may need to get QTS from TRA.

4. What is the salary like for teachers in the UK?
Salaries for teachers in the UK vary depending on the location and experience of the teacher, but generally start at around £24,000 for newly qualified teachers and can go up to £40,000 or more for experienced teachers.

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5. Can I apply for teaching jobs in the UK if I am not a native English speaker?
Yes, you can apply for teaching jobs in the UK if you are not a native English speaker, but you will need to demonstrate a good level of proficiency in the language.

6. Do I need to have experience teaching in the UK to apply for a job?
It is not a requirement to have experience teaching in the UK to apply for a teaching job, but it can be beneficial to have some experience in a similar role.

7. Are there any cultural differences I should be aware of when teaching in the UK?
There are some cultural differences to be aware of when teaching in the UK, such as the classroom setup and teaching styles, but most schools will provide support and training to help you adapt to the UK education system.

8. What is the school year like in the UK?
The school year in the UK typically runs from September to July, with school holidays at Christmas, Easter, and the summer.

9. Can I bring my family with me when I move to the UK to teach?
Yes, you can bring your family with you when you move to the UK to teach. Many schools offer support to help teachers and their families settle into the new country.

10. How long does it take to get a teaching job in the UK?
The time it takes to get a teaching job in the UK can vary depending on the location and availability of jobs, but it is generally recommended to start your job search several months before your desired start date.

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Abdulrafiu Arikewuyo

Abdulrafiu Arikewuyo is a teacher and a writer. On a mission to change the school model.