Education Graduate Jobs & Programmes
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people. This does not limit you to only teaching and you can therefore enter into an array of fields with this degree.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Primary school teacher
- Secondary school teacher
- Special educational needs teacher
- Teaching assistant
- Youth worker
- Community education officer
- Early Childhood Development teacher
- Education administrator
- Further education teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
- Careers adviser
- Community development worker
- Learning mentor
- Museum education officer
- Speech and language therapist
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
The main employers of education graduates are usually local government education authorities as they have the responsibility for schools. Some education graduates may go on to work in colleges or for private schools where you will be employed directly by the institution. Central government departments and universities also employ education graduates to work in policy or research roles. Other employers include community and voluntary organisations, museums and the police and probation services.
Education graduates work for both public and private sector employers in a wide range of careers such as human resource management, speech therapy, market/policy research, retail management, and education psychology as well as career guidance.
A typical internship within this field will include being in the classroom with an experienced teacher and assisting him/her in the daily classroom activities. There will be lessons which you will take over from the teacher and the experienced teacher will sit in to give you feedback. It is a learning experience and you will definitely build on your knowledge and confidence of giving subject lessons.
Take a look at the internships available within the education industry here on our website. Make sure you understand the requirements before you start with your application.