Going the extra mile to help students secure employment

The Teacher Education department held an employment fair on 6 June to introduce students to prospective employers about permanent roles.

Date: 7 June 2017

London Metropolitan University’s School of Social Professions hosted a Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) employment fair on 6 June to help trainee teachers who hadn’t already secured employment find their next opportunity.

In attendance at the fair were several primary schools, based in London, looking to recruit new teachers for September. They were Barham Primary School, Burnt Mill Academy Trust, Crest Academy, Opossum Federation, Sudbury Primary School, Preston Manor School and Timbercroft Primary School, Maritime Academy Trust.

Also in attendance were representatives from three London Local Authorities: Enfield, Herts and Newham.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to secure their first teaching post,” said Neil Hillman, Head of Teacher Education at London Met.

“Here at London Met, we are proud that 96% our graduates go on to secure employment. We are training teachers that are needed right here and right now.”

In May 2017, it was announced that Primary PGCE was awarded 11 additional places, in recognition of the high quality teaching.

Last year, it was revealed that graduate employment for teacher training at London Met was above the national average.

Find out more about Teacher Training at London Met.