This is a vast sector which employs an enormous amount of graduates. It covers the three main areas of school, further and higher education, as well as education that takes place in non-school or college settings.
The main area of work is teaching and lecturing, but there are other roles, particularly in education advice and development. Local authorities are the largest employers in this sector, but there are also a large number of independent schools, as well as colleges and universities.
A teaching degree is a requirement for most jobs in this sector, but there are some opportunities to teach without this in the post-16 sector, for example teaching English as a foreign language. There are also non-teaching careers in education open to graduates of any discipline, for example in school-home support work or learning mentor roles.
Use the resources below and the links on the left-hand side to explore the opportunities in this sector.
Reference books and journals
We stock a number of reference books and journals in our information centres. For details of our books on teaching and education see the link below.
The following titles are free to takeaway the Careers Service, while stocks last:
- Targetjobs Teaching
Twitter List: Education - Are you on Twitter? Look at our Twitter List for Education for news, vacancies and advice from relevant professional bodies, employers and useful organisations. Please note the Careers Service cannot accept responsibility for the content of external sites.
Prospects: Teacher Training and Education - this section of Prospects web (the official UK graduate careers website) proves an overview of the education sector, information about teacher training and applying for courses, types of jobs in education and typical employers.