Latest early career teacher vacancies


We have opportunities for early career teachers (ECTs) to work in primary, secondary and special educational needs settings across the UK. Whether you’re seeking full-time, part-time, or temporary positions, we have opportunities tailored to suit your needs. If you can’t find the job you’re looking for, contact our team today.


Key Stage 2 Teacher

Maghull, Merseyside

£130 - £212 per day

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Key Stage 1 Teacher

Crosby, Merseyside

£130 - £212 per day

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Primary ECT

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

£100 - £140 per day

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Class Teacher

Grimsby, Lincolnshire

£110 - £180 per day

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Class Teacher

East Riding of Yorkshire

£110 - £180 per day

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Music and Drama Teacher

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

£143.59 - £211.96 per day

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Key Stage 1 Teacher

Huyton, Merseyside

£110 - £153 per day

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Key Stage 2 Teacher

Southport, Merseyside

£130 - £212 per day

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Year 4 Teacher

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

£143.59 - £211.96 per day

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Primary Teacher

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

£143.59 - £211.96 per day

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Early career teachers seeking jobs


Taking on supply work in your first years of training will give you the chance to experience a wider variety of schools and teaching environments, allowing you to expand your knowledge and feel confident in your new job.


Whether you have finished your ECT training, are completing your PGCE or are already training in a school, we are here to help you find a role that suits you.


If you are looking for supply work, our consultants can help you get started with the application process straight away and can provide you with interview preparation and CV writing support.


Your options as an ECT


Our dedicated teams specialise in placing you into the right schools by getting to know you and your preferences. Whether you are looking for a long-term position or supply teaching roles, we are ready to help you find your ideal job.


CER can provide you with different options:


  • Supply work. By working on a supply basis, you will be able to build your experience within several school settings and get a sense for the culture fit without a long-term commitment. This can be a great option for early career teachers who want to build up their confidence in the classroom. It also provides flexibility in terms of when and where to work.


  • long-term roles. With long-term roles, you will be able to assess whether the school is a right fit for you. It gives you time to settle into the environment without any permanent commitment. You will also receive a regular income and valuable references.


Learn more about your options as an ECT

Career advice for early career teachers


We’re dedicated to not only helping early career teachers excel in their current roles, but also providing guidance and support for their long-term career development. Click here to view our career advice page.


Work-Life Balance Tips for Early Career Teachers


As an early career teacher, it can be a struggle to figure out how to achieve a healthy work-life balance. The key is to have strategies and techniques ready to use when needed. Read our guide on how to look after your well-being as a new teacher.


Lesson Planning Tips for New Teachers


Lesson planning can be daunting even for experienced teachers. We have curated advice and resources tailored to help early career teachers plan lessons effectively so they can stay organised. Implement these strategies to master the art of lesson planning.


Applying for a Job as an Early Career Teacher


As a recent graduate, applying for your first teaching job marks a significant step in your career. While it can be exciting, it’s common to feel overwhelmed. In this guide tailored for ECTs, we’ll delve into the intricacies of applying for your first teaching job.


Navigating Your Career Options as an ECT


While the usual route for early career teachers (ECTs) involves completing induction and transitioning into mainstream education, there are other equally rewarding paths to consider once qualifying. Discover your career options and opportunities as an ECT.


How to Ace Your ECT Interview


Your first early career teacher (ECT) interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but we are here to guide you through the process to make sure you’re confident for the big day. Learn more about how to prepare for your upcoming interview and common questions you may be asked.


CV Writing Tips for ECTs


Embarking on your journey as an early career teacher (ECT) is exciting but can also be a challenging venture. Are you stuck on how to get started? Read our article for CV writing tips that will help you stand out among other candidates and land your first teaching job.


FAQs for early career teachers


Are you an aspiring teacher taking the first steps in your teaching career? Navigating your journey as an early career teacher (ECT) can bring forth questions and uncertainties. So, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide clarity and support as you embark on your education career.


Whether you’re curious about the benefits related to working on supply, required skills for the role or our training opportunities, we aim to address your enquiries and equip you with the information needed to thrive in your role.


View our ECT FAQs

Why register with our ECT programme?


We give all our candidates access to Affinity Extra – our online discount and cashback platform. There’s hundreds of discounts and cashback offers on high street stores, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas and attractions for you to access!


As well as discounts and cashback offers candidates also have access to wellbeing resources and free eye tests. Click here to learn more about Affinity Extra.


Candidates can log into their Affinity Extra account below:


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Affinity Academy


We’re thrilled to introduce you to Affinity Academy – our dedicated hub for learning and development. It’s designed to inspire our candidates and colleagues, helping them excel in their roles and beyond.


Our training portfolio has been thoughtfully curated to meet your needs. All candidates have access to comprehensive training modules such as Teaching Assistant Toolkits, Safeguarding Refresher Training, SEND, Primary National Curriculum, and Behaviour Toolkits.


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CER x Skills Network Partnership


CER have partnered with The Skills Network as part of our newly launched training initiative, Affinity Academy. We are here to support you in your new role by offering fully funded training opportunities. Explore over 30 level 2 online learning courses that will help you upskill, reskill, and personally develop.


This opportunity provides access to interactive and engaging resources that meet a diverse range of learning needs. Explore our array of courses, each designed to drive you towards success.


Visit the CER x Skills Network page

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What our ECTs say


“I’ve been working with CER since February 2023. I moved from another agency because I wasn’t enjoying it anymore. I do cover work here and there at the schools and whenever they need me. CER has offered me loads of days and have so many days available, so it’s been great.”



-Gabby, ECT with CER Newcastle

“I couldn’t recommend CER highly enough. From the first phone call I was treated like a person and the recruitment team were aware and understanding of my background and current position. I have been provided constant opportunities in over 20 schools across Merseyside meeting fantastic people, feeling welcome wherever I have been.”


– Josh, ECT with CER Liverpool

“I would recommend others to join CER because they are a very established agency. They have a lot of teaching roles available and they listen to any issues that you may have. You never skip a day of work, which is amazing and they have always been very professional.”



– Kay, ECT with CER Newcastle

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