Early Career Teacher (ECT) Jobs


Welcome to First for Education, The largest provider of direct to employer ECT jobs in the midlands. Formerly known as NQT – newly qualified teacher, the early career teacher or ECT programme provides better support and guidance during the first two years of your teaching career by giving you a reduced timetable and monitored structured support.

The new format that helps ECTs ease into a full time teaching job has proven extremely effective based on feedback from ECTs we have placed this year. With a supportive senior leadership team, starting in education is easier than ever before. 

The two years of the ECT programme consist of; 

  • Year 1 with a 10% reduction in timetable¬†
  • Year 2 with a 5% reduction in timetable¬†
  • Schools will deliver an induction period that is underpinned by ECF
  • A ECT mentor that has a key role in supporting the ECT during the induction process and is sperate to the role of the ECT tutor¬†
  • The option to complete the ECT programme on a part time basis where evidence can be benchmarked and demonstrated against Teachers standards

So why apply through an agency? Well the answer is simple. First for education works with hundreds of schools across the West Midlands in areas such as; Birmingham, Worcestershire, Dudley & Sandwell, Telford, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton. Long standing relationships of nearly 20 years gives the schools confidence we can introduce the very best teachers for open positions they are advertising.  

To¬†apply with First for education for any ECT jobs couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out the form below, wait for your geographically assigned recruitment specialist to call you and they will guide you through the registration process. Our specialist safeguarding and compliance team will ensure that you have everything in place to safely work in our client schools. It couldn’t be more easy!¬†

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