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#MyUteachExperience-Geraldine Galligan

Sep 11, 2017

Uteach Recruitment

Congratulations to Geraldine Galligan in securing a full-time teaching position in an excellent school in London through our Assessment Only Route. We met Geraldine at the Middle East GAA / Abu Dhabi Na Fianna GAA Club Championship in March and we look forward to supporting her through her teaching journey in the UK.

Geraldine describes her Uteach experience below:

My experience with Uteach has been brilliant.

The first time I spoke with Uteach was at a GAA tournament in Abu Dhabi in March 2017. I had been working as a teacher there for the last 6 years and I decided that I wanted to complete my QTS and NQT in England. I had a chat with Packie Bonner and Patrick that day and they answered all my questions and gave me any information I needed. Since that day the ball got rolling!

I sent my CV to Uteach and from then on, Katy from Uteach was in contact with me all of the time. A skype interview for a school in London was set up and Uteach even organised prep for the interview and also a practice interview. I got a call the evening of the interview to confirm that I got the job. I was delighted. I’ve been really impressed with the service that Uteach provides. They make things easier for the move to London; providing documentation, help with accommodation and information webinars for the year ahead. To be honest I couldn’t have done it without them. Anything I needed, I just sent an email or Whatsapp and it was sorted. I am here 1 week now and everyone is lovely. The school is nice and the staff too. I know that Uteach will be there if I need advice. Uteach has definitely made this route easier and I would definitely recommend that you use their service.

Geraldine Galligan







Teaching in the middle/far East gives you a different life experience, and the opportunity to earn more money than you can at home, so it’s worth considering. If however your ultimate aim is to get home to teach in Ireland, then you need a plan to maximise your chances of getting a teaching job in Ireland.

We would like to get a feel for the hopes and aspirations of Irish Teachers in this region, so if you could take a minute of your time to fill out this survey, with this we can offer you effective solutions. Thank you.