CAREERS BLOG: York graduates love education! Could this be you?

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Tricia Raxworthy, Information and Events Assistant, Careers

Education is the sector which attracts the greatest number of University of York graduates each year.

Many choose to go into teaching, via different routes – every year Teach First recruits outstanding candidates from York onto its leadership scheme; others opt for teacher training via other school based programmes such as School Direct, or the more traditional PGCE (university study and school placements) – all different routes in to a varied, challenging and rewarding career.

However, you may be one of the many who are attracted to this sector, but are not convinced the classroom is for you. You enjoy sharing your enthusiasm, explaining things, coming up with creative ways of communicating and engaging others, may be keen to work in outreach for a particular cause or organisation… Or you may prefer to get involved in improving outcomes for children and young people by supporting them to realise their full potential. The good news is that there are a huge variety of jobs in this sector – and you have the chance to find out more about them this term at:

Working in education: careers with children and young people

Wednesday 21 January (week 3), 16.00 – 18.00, D/L/028 (Hendrix Hall, Derwent)

Come and chat to people working in a wide range of jobs, as well as training providers for teaching (PGCE, School Direct partnerships, Teach First) and social work (Frontline). There’ll be people who can talk to you about their work in:

  • Arts and heritage outreach
  • Educational psychology
  • Mentoring young people
  • Offender Learning and skills service
  • Theatre education and outreach
  • Fostering
  • Further education (post-16)
  • Youth offending team
  • Educational research
  • Conservation education
  • TEFL …. and more

And you’ll be able to find out how to get some great experience by volunteering in some of these areas.

Want to read more? – try our information sheets on careers in education