Calling all teachers! If you are considering teaching overseas, you can’t afford to miss Jobs Expo on 22 October at Croke Park.
As always, Jobs Expo will feature a huge variety of national and international companies recruiting at the event. However, this October’s Jobs Expo includes our first Education Village. The Education Village will host a number of education recruitment agencies looking to fill teacher posts around the world.
Over the last decade or so, there has been a high demand for teachers across the world. The international jobs market for educators is continuing to grow. Some observers expect it to double within the next few years. As a result, there is a growing need for quality teachers.
Not that long ago, Irish teachers generally hoped to find a position in a school close to home. For many, teaching at the school where they had been a pupil was ideal. However, changes in employment patterns, job opportunities, the economy, attitudes and an increasingly globalised world, means that more and more teachers are looking further afield.
Why teach internationally?
If you are a teacher with skills and ambition, you are in demand. But what’s in it for you? Teaching outside of Ireland has many benefits. Let’s take a look at these.
Teaching overseas gives you the chance to gain valuable experience. Teaching is one of a handful of jobs that allow you to work around the world – in a huge variety of countries – while developing and enhancing your skills.
Experience Different Cultures
Teaching outside of Ireland is an opportunity to live and work in a different culture. You will immerse yourself in a new culture and become a part of the community. This means you will gain a greater and deeper understanding of it than you would through visiting for a few weeks.
Irish communities have also become increasingly diverse too. That means that your experience working with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and cultures will be valuable if, and when, you come home.
Broaden your Perspectives
They say that travel broadens the mind… well, living and working overseas does the same – only more so! Working abroad is not just valuable career experience – it also helps you to look at the world from new perspectives.
Learn a New Language
If you have ever considered learning a new language, working overseas is the best way to do it. You can immerse yourself in an environment where plenty of opportunities to perfect your vocabulary, grammar, accent, and even your slang.
Many overseas schools offer attractive remuneration packages and benefits. This means a comfortable lifestyle, plus making it easier to save for the future.
Jobs Expo’s Education Village
There are a number of education recruitment specialists taking part in Jobs Expo. What’s more, we expect several others to join us in the coming weeks. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the agencies and opportunities available to teachers at this October’s event.
Close to Home: Teaching in England
If you’d like to gain international work experience but without venturing too far from home, speak to Hourglass Education during Jobs Expo. Hourglass Education is a specialist teacher recruitment agency. They recruit long-term, contract and permanent contract teachers for posts throughout England. The agency works in partnership with a large number of schools, academies and academy trusts throughout England. In addition, they are under positive instructions to secure more teachers from Ireland.
Land of the Long White Cloud: Teach in New Zealand
For teaching positions further afield, speak to New Zealand’s Education Personnel. Education Personnel are the preferred recruitment company for New Zealand’s Ministry of Education. The agency provides daily relief, fixed term, contract and permanent recruitment services for early childhood centre, primary and secondary schools. They assist teachers to find permanent and contract job opportunities in Wellington, Auckland, and the rest of New Zealand.
Teach in the Gulf Co-operation States and Beyond
Living and working in the Gulf States is an ambition for many teachers because of the unique opportunities this affords. World Teachers an international education recruitment agency based in the UK. They recruit for schools internationally and sources people for educational establishments in the Gulf Co-operation States: Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
World Teachers is the preferred supplier for Abu Dhabi’s specialist government schools as well as international schools in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In addition, they help teachers find jobs in schools in countries ranging from Spain to Kenya, Mongolia to Azerbaijan, Macau to Vietnam, Nepal to Scotland.