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Support young people, develop your knowledge, and gain valuable experience to support your career in Education. Make an impact where it matters most!

About the Role

Our Graduate Teaching Assistant roles are open to all graduates who are looking for school experience before considering teacher training or who are interested in learning more about working within education before deciding on their career path.

In this role, you will gain the experience you need to start your career in education – you will develop skills, knowledge, and expertise within the school and classroom setting. You will act as an inspirational role model, working with teachers and the wider school community to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which all pupils make significant progress. Most of our Graduate Teaching Assistants go on to apply for supportive teacher training programmes, using their experiences and skills learned in this role to support their applications and future teaching careers.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To support pupils with varying learning needs and prior attainment levels in a variety of settings (whole class, small group, one to one)
  • To maintain and actively promote high academic and behavioural expectations
  • To mentor and coach pupils in the development of their self-confidence and aspirations for their future, to excel in post-secondary education
  • To work cooperatively with all staff members to support every pupil to succeed
  • To support and lead learning activities, developing the ability to teach whole classes in future

About LTF Recruitment

LTF Recruitment is dedicated to transforming children’s lives through education. Working in partnership with multiple Secondary Schools, we aim to provide every child, regardless of their background, with access to high-quality education. By working at one of our partner schools, you will directly and positively impact young people’s lives through high-quality support, teaching, and thoughtful consideration of all backgrounds and needs, making educational equity a reality.

Why Work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a Secondary School through LTF?

Beyond making a difference where it matters most, you will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Develop your professional skills while earning a fair and competitive salary
  • Take part in a full range of continuous professional development (CPD) to support you to succeed in your role as a graduate teaching assistant and a future teacher trainee
  • Work with students in your degree subject specialism and/or preferred age group wherever possible
  • Observe teachers and learn more about teaching as a career
  • Co-teach/lead small group interventions (where appropriate)
  • Co-teach full classes (if appropriate)
  • Take advantage of our wellbeing resources, generous pension scheme, and Rewards

Diversity and Inclusion

We place an emphasis on diversity both within the recruitment of our staff and within the school-based training. It is incredibly important to us that pupils have a rich and diverse staff body to learn from; they’re able to see themselves in positions of leadership and authority, while their perceptions and worldviews are broadened.

How to Apply

Check your eligibility below before uploading your CV to our registration page here.


  • Grade C/4 or above in Maths GCSE and English Language GCSE (or equivalent)
  • Hold an undergraduate degree – ideally 2:2 or above (or equivalent)
  • Hold UK right to work
  • Evidence of a commitment to working positively with young people/ability to build positive and professional relationships with young people
  • Experience of overcoming challenges successfully
  • Ability to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct

For more information about LTF Recruitment, you can follow us on LinkedIn and view our live vacancies on the website.

LTF Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Please click here to learn more.

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