University teaching fairs for Newly Qualified Teachers


This week education consultants from our Chelmsford office were at the University of East Anglia’s Teaching Fair. This was our first Teaching Fair of the new academic year and was a great success. Our Chelmsford Branch Manager, Ashley Fielding, comments:

“Tradewind Recruitment attended the recruitment fair at the University of East Anglia yesterday and were represented by staff from the Chelmsford office. We were impressed with the calibre of teacher that attended the event and we are excited to follow these new teachers through their placements and training. We look forward to introducing them to the schools that we work within East Anglia and following their careers in Education. This was the first time that we attended this fair, but it will not be the last. We were impressed with the way the event was run and organised and hope we can work closely with the University in the future.”

Many more such fairs are planned at universities throughout the UK over the coming months.  You will find us at Manchester Metropolitan University this Saturday and we will be at Bangor University Teaching Fair on the 30th of October. 

As regular readers of this blog will know, here at Tradewind we believe University Teaching Fairs offer Newly Qualified Teachers a valuable opportunity to discuss the profession and explore what is open to them. With knowledgeable education consultants on hand, many of who have personal experience of teaching, we’re pleased students are able to make informed career choices.

Have you considered supply teaching jobs as a route into your career in education?

Agencies are a viable alternative to direct employment through a school or Local Authority.  Supply teaching jobs allow the freedom and flexibility to try different schools, cultures, teaching practices, curriculums and behaviour management strategies - valuable experience for any teacher embarking on a career in education in the UK.

Tradewind recruits Primary, Secondary and Special Needs Teachers plus Support Staff to work in schools and nurseries throughout the UK. Tradewind specialises in placing teachers and support staff in schools throughout London, Manchester, East Anglia, Essex and the Home Counties, for daily supply, short-term, long-term and permanent roles.  This year we are widening our geographical footprint to make it even easier for the teachers of tomorrow to meet us and find out for themselves exactly what we can offer. We are still staying true to our aim of focusing on Teaching Fairs at locations with PGCE students in attendance and not those with university students of multiple disciplines, considering a career in teaching or general Recruitment Fairs. We feel that those who attend these Universities are the ones who will gain the most from having a chance to meet with our educational consultants.

Thinking of attending? Universities across the UK will be hosting Teaching Fairs and we look forward to being on hand to offer support, guidance and career advice.