What Type Of Opportunities Exist With Supply Desk?

Supply Desk will be answering this question at a presentation to one of our Australian partner Universities at the end of the month. So it got me thinking…

After ten years of eating, sleeping & dreaming Education recruitment I applied for a sabbatical. Recruiting teachers was my world but I needed to get out & see the more of the world. I booked a round the world ticket & packed a bag full of hope and expectation.

I made memories not money. I got engaged, climbed a big mountain, shaved my hair off & lived on an Ashram + qualified as a Yoga teacher.


Supply Desk offered me the opportunity to “travel, teach, earn & learn” via my career break. This has since become our motto for attracting overseas teachers to work with Supply Desk. A teaching qualification is a passport to see the world. Teaching in the UK will offer the experience of a cultural exchange that will not fade, unlike your tan.

Do You Want To Teach In The UK?

Starting out on your teaching career or moving schools is a big change, but when your new role is halfway across the world, there are a few things to think about before you make the leap.

If you’re looking for an adventure, want to travel around Europe in your school holidays then Supply Desk can assist you find the right teaching job in England.


The United Kingdom has so much to offer. London is rich in culture, history and impressive buildings, but the famous English countryside can be found not far outside the city. The capital is a bustling metropolis full of places to go and people to see, so there is no shortage of things to do outside of term time. Supply Desk has 15 different offices throughout England so we match your teaching skills to a location that suits you.

What Does The UK Have To Offer?

If using your teaching degree to travel appeals or you are seeking a new challenge, then you can rest assured that there is no limit to your choice in the UK. The growing number of pupils and raised education standards in schools means there is an increased demand for skilled teachers to make sure that every child has access to great education.

At Supply Desk, we’ll help you make the most of these opportunities. Our consultants are dedicated to building relationships with schools across London, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Brighton  and the rest of the UK.

Schools in Britain are similar to the ones you grew up with. We will support you by connecting you to other Australian, New Zealand,  Irish & Canadian teachers who are already living the dream & teaching in England. Our experienced staff have all taught in the UK & have first hand experience of life in a UK classroom.

While local councils do have the majority of control, every school has to follow the National Curriculum which is the set framework for education between the ages of five and eighteen. As a result of this tailored curriculum, the UK was voted second best for education in Europe and sixth worldwide in 2014 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Why Teach?

Teaching is a career where you can really make a difference, but the number of teachers in the UK is falling short. As a result, there is a need for teachers like you, who can provide excellent education and a fresh perspective.

According to the Department of Education, the number of pupils in the UK is expected to increase 18% over the next decade, so your teaching has never been more valued.

There is no job quite like teaching. Every day you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a child’s education and there are few careers as rewarding. What’s more, changes to the structure of teaching in the UK mean that you can soon take on a better paid, more responsible position and advance your career.

The challenge of teaching is something that is incredibly rewarding. Being able to inspire and control a classroom full of excited children is a skill, so if you’re ready to make a lasting difference then British schools need you.

Before You Move:

  • Supply Desk are the Relocation & Relocation specialists.
  • We take care of everything so you can concentrate on teaching.
  • Supply Desk can organise a FREE flight to the UK *
  • Assistance with finding accommodation & advice on the areas to live
  • Help organising a Bank Account
  • Support & guidance applying for your Visa & Biometrics Test
  • Matching you to a permanent, contract teaching role of GPS (Guaranteed Pay Scheme)
  • Skype interviews with UK Headteacher’s
  • Airport pick up service
  • Social events & an overseas induction for new arrivals
  • Connecting you with other international teachers living & working in the UK
  • Dedicated & experienced local consultant
  • UK SIM card for a mobile phone

One of the biggest pulls that brings international teachers to the UK is the opportunity for travelling around  neighbouring Europe. Whether you’re looking for an inter-railing adventure across the continent or you just want a weekend break in Paris, it’s all ready when you are.


At Supply Desk, we’re the best people to help you find your next role in the UK. Moving across the world might sound like a daunting prospect, but our team will be with you from the moment you click register to your last day at school. From our Brisbane, Melbourne and our UK offices, our team will be there every step of the way.

Make a good day great by calling us on 1300 306 536 (Australian teachers), 0800 336 523 (Kiwi teachers), 1 855 284 4900 (Canadian teachers) or emailing teachintheuk@supplydesk.co.uk to start your British teaching adventure today.

Register your interest by clicking here. 


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