Teach First Careers

Employer: Teach First
Sector:
4.1
4.1/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 28 people)

Teach First Job Reviews

All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Teach First employees

Review summary

“This is the best start to my career I could have” writes one Teach First reviewer. “I have matured so much in the last 6 months and am so passionate about what I do that I could not envisage myself doing anything else for the time being. It is hard, granted, but the rewards of working with amazing children whose background is often shrouded in deprivation far outweigh the challenges.” With top of the class ratings of 4.9/5 for both ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Career Progression’, Teach First is a programme that contributes outstandingly to both the children being taught, and equally, to the graduates on the scheme themselves. The responsibility is clear: you are right in at the deep end, shaping children’s lives. As one reviewer puts it: “I am solely responsible for a class of pupils. This means their academic achievement, social development, and everything else”. With regards to career progression, the Teach First Leadership Development Programme is specifically designed to shape you in equal measure into a leader capable of a fast-track career in teaching or with appeal to top recruiters externally. There are “excellent opportunities for professional development” including “great training courses” (‘Training & Support’ received a 4.4/5 rating) and then, as one reviewer explains, the company has “an excellent ambassador’s programme for when you finish your two years with Teach First, giving you a wide range of options, whether you want to stay in teaching or move on”. Most notably however, through the feeling of “actually making a genuine difference to the lives of young people”, Teach First graduates hugely enjoy what they do (‘Enjoyment’ is rated 4.6/5) and widely declare that “it is also the most rewarding thing in the world”. [From The Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2012/13]

Average Ratings

Based on all Teach First employee reviews
Responsibility
4.4/5
Career Progression
4.5/5
Work Life Balance
2.5/5
Training
4.1/5
Environmental awareness
4.4/5
Colleagues
4.3/5
Compensation and benefits
3.1/5
Enjoyment
4.4/5
Company Culture
4.3/5
Overall Rating
4.1/5
Average Working Hours:8am - 7pm

Individual Teach First Job Reviews

7.3
3.7/5
"Teaching in a challenging school for two years and partaking..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
6.6
3.3/5
"Teaching maths at a secondary school..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
7
3.5/5
"Primary school teacher..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
9.7
4.9/5
"Teacher of modern foreign languages at secondary school in s..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
7.2
3.6/5
"I am responsible for the pastoral care and academic achievem..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
8.7
4.4/5
"My job is to plan and teach English lessons to seconday scho..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
7.8
3.9/5
"I teach maths in an 11-18 secondary school...."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
7.7
3.9/5
"I was a teacher on the TeachFirst Programme...."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
10
5.0/5
"My job was to teach English language and literature through ..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous
8.4
4.2/5
"My role is to address educational disadvantage, teaching in ..."
Added 27/4/2013 by Anonymous