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What Skills do I Need to Become a Teaching Assistant? 08/05/18

Here in Wales, we are seeing a huge spike in the number of people looking to become Teaching Assistants (TAs). As a job that is both rewarding and challenging, Teaching Assistants play a vital role in schools across the country.

Making Your First Steps as an NQT 20/04/18

Now that you are fully qualified, it's time to start thinking about employment. Making your first steps in the teaching profession can be both daunting and exciting; conjuring up mixed emotions for many. Here at Affinity Education, we work closely with Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) across South Wales, helping them find the right jobs to kick-start their career.

Standing Out for the right Reasons: Teacher Training Interview Tips 05/04/18

While the interview process can be rather stressful, there are many techniques and tactics you can make use of to ensure you stand out. With education being a competitive sector, our job here at Affinity Education is to ensure our candidates are provided with the tools and techniques to promote their potential to possible employers. Though offering our support throughout the application, screening and reference checks process, below are a few tips that could help you at the interview stage.

5 Invaluable Job-hunting Tips for Teachers 28/03/18

Did you know, that a huge 50% of teachers leave their job within the first 5 years? Whilst contributing factors are typical (location and salary being the most prominent), it just shows how important it is for teachers to look for jobs that they both need and want.

Wales Needs 50,000 New Teachers! 20/03/18

A recent research report revealed that Welsh schools are incredibly understaffed, with various calls made for more people to join the teaching and education sector. Conducted by Careers Wales, the research detailed various shortfalls, claiming that Wales will need tens of thousands of new teachers in the next seven years in order to flourish.  Whilst one in ten Welsh adults are employed in the sector, to cater to demand, Wales is in need of 50,000 new teachers by 2024.

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