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Essex is the ideal place to begin your teaching career whether you’re looking into training or you’re a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Teaching is your opportunity to inspire a new generation. To equip you to do that, we want you to feel inspired by the start of your career, while ensuring you gain all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need.

In many ways, the places in which you train and first teach shape your future in education. By getting the right start in Essex, you can look forward to a brighter teaching career – wherever it leads you.

Thinking of training? Use the links on the left to compare.

There are several routes into teaching depending on your circumstances: School Direct Training, The PGCE Route and School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Use the links on the left compare the alternatives and see which Initial Teacher Training (ITT) option is right for you.

Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for financial help to train. The details are in this section.

If you’d then like more information about the different routes please email the Schools Recruitment Team at Essex County Council or telephone 033301 39835.

Newly Qualified Teacher? We have a warm welcome waiting

There are lots of reasons to choose an Essex school for your first teaching role. Check out the information on our NQT page.

Overseas Teachers

If you trained overseas and are interested in teaching in Essex, here’s some practical guidance on eligibility and qualifications.