Uteach Recruitment Blog
Blogging about UK Teaching Jobs ~ Interview advice and UK Teaching Jobs related conversationWed, 15 Dec 2010 12:16:06 +0000http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.5enAnyone like to work for free?
http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/12/15/anyone-like-to-work-for-free/#commentsWed, 15 Dec 2010 12:16:06 +0000ClaireTeaching2011collegedoleexperiencefreequalifyteacherTeachingunemployedhttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/12/15/anyone-like-to-work-for-free/The Irish government has approved a scheme that will allow Irish fully qualified teachers to work in schools for FREE whist receiving the dole. This will allow them to keep their skills fresh and stay busy, I suppose. There are some good intentions here, it has to be said, but it’s so disappointing that this seems to be the only measure being taken to solve the growing back log of unemployed Irish teachers. My sympathies lie with all job hunting teachers, but especially with those who are going to qualify in the summer of 2011. There are already thousands of unemployed teachers looking for work, most of whom have some ammount of experience. Those who will be qualifying next year will be struggling to compete with these teachers, for posts. We’re already hearing of hundreds of applicants for one full time post and sometimes the post has already been filled internally! How demoralising for teachers, that after years of college, they now have the dole queue to look forward to and if they’re lucky, some unpaid teaching work…
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http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/11/25/cv-writing/#commentsThu, 25 Nov 2010 10:35:30 +0000ClaireTeachingChristmascvpostTeachingtipsUteachwritinghttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/11/25/cv-writing/Spring is coming and teachers who wish to secure full time teaching posts for September 2011 will be starting to think about writing/updating CVs after Christmas. I recently updated the Uteach CV writing tips and if you go to “Teach in the UK - CV Tips” on the Uteach website, you can sign up for free tips. People’s opinions on good CVs vary, but in my opinion, these tips will point you in the direction of a good CV for teaching posts. If you have questions or wish to email a CV to Uteach, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
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http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/11/03/maths-and-science-teachers-urgently-required/#commentsWed, 03 Nov 2010 10:59:24 +0000ClaireTeachingTeachinghttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/11/03/maths-and-science-teachers-urgently-required/Schools in England are crying out for teachers of Maths and Science. In the run up to Christmas, it’s understandable that Irish teachers are reluctant to think about heading abroad. But the jobs are there and a full time teaching post in England is surely a way of escaping the doom and gloom in Ireland. (Which, they say, is going to continue for the foreseeable future…)
If you’re a Maths or Science (or any other subject!) teacher, please email a CV to email@example.com and we will do our best to sort you out!
http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/09/13/substitute-teaching/#commentsMon, 13 Sep 2010 08:24:08 +0000ClaireTeachingcut backscvfull timehoursimmediateIrelandsubstituteTeachinghttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/09/13/substitute-teaching/I’m wondering how many out of work Irish teachers are securing subbing hours in Ireland this term? I know that due to the cut backs here last year, subbing hours allocated to Irish schools were severely reduced, but I was just wondering if these cut backs are still in place. Can anyone fill me in?
Uteach now has full time posts to fill for after the Halloween break and we have a few for immediate start. Our next very busy time for recruitment will be for after the Christmas break so get those CVs in!
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http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/08/25/job-hunting/#commentsWed, 25 Aug 2010 14:35:37 +0000ClaireTeachingTeachinghttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/08/25/job-hunting/It’s no surprise to me that hundreds, possibly thousands of Irish teachers are again this September, left high and dry and unable to find full time work. One thousand new secondary teaching posts were promised in the Irish press in May. Unfortunately for the candidates who would not consider teaching England as they were going to hold out for these promised posts, it is now too late to secure a full time post for September. Uteach will have a hand full of posts to fill in the first two weeks of term and after that, we will start to recruit for posts starting afer the Halloween break.
I invite candidates who have failed to secure a post here in Ireland to email a CV directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Uteach will do it’s best to find you a school in England. The work is there… why not give it a go?
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http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/05/13/missing-the-boat-on-teaching-posts/#commentsThu, 13 May 2010 09:16:50 +0000ClaireTeaching2010cvfulll timehoursinterviewopportunitiesSeptemberTeachingUteachhttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/05/13/missing-the-boat-on-teaching-posts/Interviews for September posts in England take place in Englsih schools throughout the spring - far earlier in the year than interviews in Irish schools. May and June are the busiest months for interviews, for those candidates interested in relocating.
I inform candidates of this each spring at the Teaching Fairs at Irish univeristies, in the hope that they won’t miss out on securing a full time post in England in September. Despite this, Uteach will still receive hundreds of CVs at the end of August, from candidates who chose to hold out for a post here in Ireland and unfortunatley failed to get one. August is too late for them to interview for a post in a school in England. Sadly, these candidates have missed the boat.
Each year there are talks of extra available teaching posts in Ireland and redundancies which would mean more opportunities for Irish teachers. Claims like these give hope to the thousands of unemployed Irish teachers scrambling for hours. I am certain, however, that there will not be enough posts and hours to go around and I urge Irish teachers to apply for a post in England. The jobs and the opportunities are there and hopefully in four of five years time the situation will have improved significantly here in Ireland and the situation will start to turn around. At the end of the day, it may be possible to secure a post here in Ireland for September 2010, but choosing not to apply for England and relying on this is surely a big gamble.
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http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/05/04/crisis-for-irish-secondary-teachers/#commentsTue, 04 May 2010 10:19:22 +0000ClaireTeachingenglandEnglishfull timeIrishMathsqualifyingSchoolSciencesecondarySeptemberShortageteacherTeachinguniversityUteachhttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2010/05/04/crisis-for-irish-secondary-teachers/There is a major crisis for Irish secondary teachers in Ireland in the run up to September, as qualified teachers and those qualified from previous years scramble to secure full time posts. Uteach is inundated with CVs from teachers who are unable to find work in Ireland for September and are now thinking of relocating to England.
It’s hard to imagine that teachers who are qualifying this year from universities in Ireland will find work when they are up against those who have experience. We are being sent many CVs from teachers of subjects that are considered “shortage subjects” in England (Maths, Science or English). Many of these candidates have been teaching at their schools for three or four years and have just found out that they are not being kept on in September.
Irish teachers are indeed facing a desperate situation. It is a consolation that there are available posts in England for those willing to travel. What’s the answer to the crisis here…? Perhaps a start would be to put a cap on the ammount of teachers qualifying each year. There are at least 1500 newly qualified teachers emerging from Irish universities this year, not including those in Northern Ireland. We are working hard at the moment to ensure that all of our Irish applicants secure full time work in England for September 2010.
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http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2008/11/12/the-hunt-for-maths-and-science-teachers/#commentsWed, 12 Nov 2008 14:35:56 +0000ClaireTeachingHdipMathsScienceShortageGraduateSchoolsEducationEducationGraduateHdipMathsschoolsScienceShortageTeachinghttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2008/11/12/the-hunt-for-maths-and-science-teachers/Maths and Science teachers are extremely scarce. Maths teachers especially, are becoming like gold dust! Teachers of subjects like Art, History, Business Studies and French are usually quite plentiful on the other hand. Many students who graduate with Science and Maths degrees seem to favour going down a route other than teaching, which is a shame as the knock on effect of this shortage will undoubtedly be a decrease in the standard of Maths and Science education in our schools. Uteach is always keen to recruit good, qualified teachers of all subjects but it’s fair to say most schools in England are crying out for Maths and Science. Is there an answer to the problem?
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Education, Graduate, Hdip, Maths, schools, Science, Shortage, Teaching]]>http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2008/11/12/the-hunt-for-maths-and-science-teachers/feed/Uteach Trip to Canada
http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2008/01/31/uteach-trip-to-canada/#commentsThu, 31 Jan 2008 10:48:08 +0000ClaireTeachingTeachersCanadainterviewSchoolHeadteacherUKJob ApplicationRelocationOntarioAlbertaAlbertaCanadaHeadteacherinterviewJob ApplicationjobsOntariorecruitment fairRelocationSchoolschools.teachersTeachingUKhttp://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2008/01/31/uteach-trip-to-canada/Uteach is just back from a trip to Canada. We attended a number of teacher recruitment fairs accross Ontario and Alberta and met some fantastic potential candidates for September 2008! Luckily the weather wasn’t too cold this time although we did have the woolies out!
Canada continues to be one of Uteach’s favourite countries to recruit teachers from. Canadian teachers have an excellent reputation in UK schools and we are looking forward to getting as many high quality teachers on board this year as possible.
We are back in Ontario and Alberta in March with Head Teachers from some of our partner schools who are very keen to meet and hire our Canadian applicants. This is a really great way for teachers to secure UK jobs as they will get to meet the Head Teachers face to face as opposed to just speaking on the phone. We look foward to our return to Canada (hopefully to warmer weather…)!
Alberta, Canada, Headteacher, interview, Job Application, jobs, Ontario, recruitment fair, Relocation, School, schools., teachers, Teaching, UK]]>http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2008/01/31/uteach-trip-to-canada/feed/Uteach UK Socials
http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2007/07/31/uteach-uk-socials/#commentsTue, 31 Jul 2007 15:09:31 +0000ClaireTeachingTeachersSchoolUKSocial eventcontactstermcontactsSchoolSocial eventteachersTeachingtermUK
http://www.uteachrecruitment.com/blog/2007/07/31/uteach-uk-socials/This year we are improving our services to our teachers by organising great socials events! We plan to hold a social a couple of times a term and all our teachers will be invited. Basically we will be organising a fab night out and everyone is welcome!
We reckon that our teachers would like to get to know one another and share their experiences of teaching in the UK. Settling into a new area can be a slow process and it always helps to have extra contacts and people to have a pint with! It will also be a good way for teachers to share ideas and resources.
To be invited to the socials you need only be teaching through Uteach Recruitment - we will do the rest!