As an Early Careers Teacher, (previously NQT as we more commonly refer to), we appreciate that you have so much drive, enthusiasm and an abundance to offer in a busy learning environment; shaping up to be the most inspirational educators. So we want to help you out!

As an ECT, you will no doubt be weighing up what type of teaching role you want and what / where your ideal setting will be. Would you prefer a small, rural primary school, or a large academy in a bustling city? Or a specialist SEN provision? 

The beauty of registering with us during your final year is that you will gain exposure to as many different settings and teaching roles as you like, helping to develop your experience and enhance your teaching skills - all whilst still being able to work towards your Induction whilst on supply / long-term positions. 

So, can you complete your Induction whilst on supply? 

Yes you can! You can complete your Induction over three terms in three different schools or should we be able to secure you a long-term position of a full academic year in one school, this will also enable you to complete your Induction. Only placements of one full term will count towards your Induction, and you need to complete the full time equivalent of one full academic year. For example, if you work part-time on supply then you will need to serve induction for two academic years. For the latest ECT guidance on Induction, visit the National Union of Teachers Induction Guide here.

We also have a permanent division who can help alleviate the pressure and work hard on your behalf to help secure your ideal permanent role. No more filling out multiple application forms and scouring lots of different job sites, we take care of all of that for you.

CPD for ECTs

We have developed our CPD courses to help hone the necessary skills in the classroom you’ll need as an ECT, such as:

  • Interview Techniques
  • How to plan a good lesson in accordance with OFSTED
  • Effective Questioning in the Classroom
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and Safeguarding
  • Supply Teaching Bible; for everyone new to supply
  • Creating Behaviour for Learning

Here at Tradewind, we have plenty of roles for ECTs in schools around the UK. Take a look at our latest ECT jobs below and once you've found the role for you, why not brush up on what to include in an ECT CV and cover letter?

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Latest jobs


£154 - £239 per day


Duxford, Cambridgeshire

KS1 Primary Teacher - Primary School in Duxford, Cambridgeshire - MPS/UPS paid to scale - Starting after Easter (April 2024) - Long term opportunity - QTS Required






We're looking for an exceptional teacher with experience in working with students with Special Educational Needs, to work full in one of our SEN schools.



£100 - £130 per day


Liverpool, Merseyside

Student Teacher, ECT, Early Career Teacher, Primary School, South Liverpool



£140 - £210 per day


Bury, Greater Manchester

Tradewind Manchester is looking for a PPA Teacher for one of our lovely partner schools in Bury!



£140 - £190 per day


Tameside, Greater Manchester

Are you looking for an exciting KS1 teaching opportunity, security over the summer term and the potential for permanent employment? An exciting opportunity awaits!



£150 - £210 per day


Salford, Greater Manchester

Join our team as a Year 3 teacher at our partner school in Salford.


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