Finding ECT jobs

ECTs first teaching jobs

Here we look at finding your first ECT job. Are you an Early Careers Teacher, almost at the end of your university course?  Are you looking for an ECT role, either a permanent ECT job or a supply ECT teaching placement? Firstly, you may be finding it difficult to know what the best first step on your teaching career should be. Secondly, you may not know how to go about achieving it. So, we have developed this guide to help newly qualified teachers in finding ECT jobs, be it supply or permanent.

The first steps in your teaching career can be both exciting as well as daunting, and it may feel overwhelming at times. The good news is that 95% of ECTs gained employment within their first 3 months of being qualified. The best to get started is to register with an education recruitment agency …

How to decide which teaching agency to register with?

It’s important to choose a specialist education recruitment agency who has expert knowledge within the education sector rather than a general recruitment agency. This is because their school network will have a far greater scope and they will have more experience in placing ECTs. In addition, they are more likely to understand school cultures, your needs and what you are looking for. Therefore, they know best in  matching the right school to the ECT, which will be crucial in finding you the right role.

Specialist education recruiters often provide additional services such as CPD support, which you’ll find useful. It’s worth taking the time to research several agencies on the internet, look at candidate and client testimonials, check out their latest news to observe how up to date they are with the education trends. Observe what information they have on their website which projects  them as experts.

To learn more about what we offer, please go to our specialist ECT section, where you can download our free detailed digital ECT guide.