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Routes to employment

Dc badge1At Bourne Education Trust, we believe in fostering talent and providing diverse pathways to launch your career journey. Whether you're looking to join our team as a professional, gain practical skills through an apprenticeship, or simply explore the world of education, we have a range of exciting opportunities for you.

Committed IE Logo clear background (002)1. Apply for open vacancies

If you're ready to jump into a specific role within our Trust, explore our current job openings listed on our careers page. Here's how to apply:

Browse open positions: Navigate through our available job listings to find the role that aligns with your skills and aspirations.

Online application: Click on the "Apply Now" button of the vacancy that interests you. Follow the instructions to complete our online application form.

Submit your application: Ensure you attach any other requested documents. Your application will be reviewed by our HR team and we will be in touch if we would like to progress your application.

For further information on the application process, please visit our 'how to apply' page.

2. Apprenticeships

Are you interested in gaining valuable work experience while studying to earn a work-based qualification? Our apprenticeship opportunities are designed for individuals looking to kick-start their careers in various fields, including administration, finance, IT, premises management and pupil support. Join us as an apprentice and:

Learn and earn: Combine on-the-job training with formal education, allowing you to acquire industry specific skills and knowledge.

Gain a recognised qualification: Our apprenticeships lead to nationally recognised qualifications, helping you build a solid foundation for your career.

Support and development: Benefit from mentorship and support throughout your apprenticeship journey.

To explore our apprenticeship opportunities, visit our current vacancies page.

3. Job shadowing

Interested in getting a first-hand look at the day-to-day activities within Bourne Education Trust? Job shadowing provides you with a short-term opportunity to observe and understand the workplace and occupational skills required for various roles. Here is how it works:

Observational experience: Spend time shadowing experienced colleagues to gain insights into their roles, responsibilities, and the working environment.

Networking: Connect with professionals in your area of interest and ask questions to help clarify your career goals.

Apply your knowledge: Apply what you have learnt during your job shadowing experience to make informed career decisions.

Contact our HR department to enquire about available job shadowing opportunities.

4. Work experience

For those seeking to immerse themselves in the world of education, our work experience opportunities offer a valuable glimpse into working life within our schools. You'll have the opportunity to interact with staff, engage with pupils, and discover the unique challenges and rewards of working in the education sector.

5. Sponsorship

We are committed to hiring the very best talent, whether that be from the UK or across the world, and for this reason we are able to sponsor employment for outstanding overseas candidates who meet the necessary requirements.

If you are an exceptional teacher, administrator or support staff member looking to work in the UK education sector, we welcome your application. We work with immigration and sponsorship specialists to help support eligible candidates through the visa application process.

What you need to qualify

To be sponsored by Bourne Education Trust, you must:

  • Have the required professional qualifications and experience for the role
  • Be offered a post by one of our schools or the Trust
  • Meet all eligibility criteria for the specific visa category as set out by the UK Government

We evaluate each overseas candidate individually to ensure all legal requirements for visa sponsorship are fulfilled.

Ready to take the next step on your career journey? Explore the options above and choose the route that aligns with your goals and aspirations. At Bourne Education Trust, we're excited to help you build a meaningful and rewarding career in education. If you have any questions or need further information about our routes to employment, please don't hesitate to contact us at careers@bourne.education. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!