Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions available!

Job Type:
Job Title / Sector:
Teaching / Learning Assistants
West Midlands
£60 to £80 per day
Salary Description:
£60 - £80 per day
Smile Education Recruitment
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Smile Education are currently on the search for recent graduates of a variety of degrees to join our growing team of Teaching Assistant’s to work in Secondary Schools within Birmingham. Candidates who are recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Education related degrees are preferred but not essential.
Sports coaches or other individuals with experience with children who don't have a degree are also encouraged to apply.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and a high level of staff sickness, we are currently receiving a high level of requests for Teaching Assistants. The schools we work in partnership with are looking to work with passionate graduates with a desire to work within the education sector, to provide teaching assistant support throughout a variety of year groups.

We are currently searching for recent graduates who are available to start in a variety of short-term and long-term positions, from January 2022. Year group allocation will depend on the applicant’s background and work history, as well as your preference. The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who is passionate about improving the educational journeys of the children within their care.

We are looking for candidates in Birmingham, who are looking to pursue a career in education. The Smile team work very closely with our partner schools to ensure we find you the best possible roles in schools, complimenting your personality and supporting you throughout the start of your teaching career. Many of our schools also offer a selected few of our abitious and hardworking graduates the opportunity to progress onto a train to teach posisition within the school.

Why work with Smile?

Smile has been in the industry for over 10 years with a great market presence. We work with several schools exclusively and have been lucky to build great relationships with our clients. We work very closely with our schools meaning we can offer you interview preparation as well as exclusive roles. We offer ongoing training and support including a range of CPD courses such as Team Teach Training and Emergency Paediatric First Aid. In addition to the above you will be working with your own dedicated consultant who will be working hard to find the perfect roles for you.

We’re also one of the only Education Recruitment agencies offering a graduate scheme where prior experience in school is not a requirement. 

What to expect from applicants?

We are looking for exceptionally dedicated graduates who want to make an impact on the lives of the pupils they work with. Working with young people gives you the opportunity to make a real and significant impact on their lives and their education.

Applicants must be able to work independently as well as part of a larger team of educators, be confident in their approach and delivery of activities, and have an engaging and confident personality. To be considered for this role you should be enthusiastic about improving the educational journeys of the pupils you work with and have a passion for education.

All applicants will be required to go through our screening and vetting process and should be available for a video interview and online safeguarding training.  

To be successful in your application, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

- Be a recent graduate (graduated in the last 24 months) from any University course. A degree in education is preferred but is not essential
- Able and willing to travel in the Birmingham area
- Exceptionally dedicated to supporting pupils achieve throughout their education
- Willing to learn and go the extra mile to develop their career within school

Working for Smile will mean you are allocated your own Consultant, who is dedicated to supporting you throughout the recruitment process! We are here to support you throughout your career with Smile, helping you to progress further in your career. Here at Smile, we can offer teaching assistants working with us positions exclusive to us, as well as a competitive rate of pay!

We currently offer a Covid Secure interview process. Please get in touch for more information.

To find out more information on the graduate roles we are currently offering and how Smile can help with the next steps of your career within education, please feel free to get in touch with Stella on 0121 289 6834.

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Smile Education Recruitment
Tel: 01213926570
Fax: 0121 237 3141
Contact: Stella Dryhurst

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