Every day you’ll get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back.

As a teacher you'll be ensuring every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. Explore this section to find out what a career in teaching could offer you.


Samantha Jones

An education student smiles in a school classroom

Although it has its challenges, Samantha Jones says getting into teaching was the best decision she ever made and that it has been “life-changing”.

The 27-year-old, who studied for a Primary Initial Teacher Education degree at the University of Worcester, says she is now doing the career she had always dreamed of since she was young.

She speaks about how the University helped her prepare to face the challenges ahead in her career.

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Alex Holloway

Alex Holloway sitting on a table

Alex Holloway believes his time studying at the University of Worcester has set him up for life as a teacher.

“The teaching profession is filled with amazing people,” said Alex.

“It is a difficult job and a tiring job, but the feeling you get from doing it makes it all worth it...  there's not a job I can think of that could give you more satisfaction”

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Amy Vilcans

A close up shot of Amy Vilcans from the School of Education

With a love of Mathematics since her childhood, Amy Vilcans now imparts that passion for the subject onto her pupils.

Since graduating two years ago Amy’s career has flourished and she is now second in the Mathematics department and has been given responsibility for ensuring good numeracy across her school.

“With each working day I get to work with so many different young people and help them to achieve their potential in Mathematics,” she said.

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Jamie Trumper

Jamie Trumper

“As teachers we are privileged to be a part of a child’s life.”

That's the view of Jamie Trumper, who, 15 years on from a degree at the University of Worcester, is continuing to shape the lives of the next generation.

The 39-year-old says he had always wanted to teach because he wanted to enable children to be the best they could be and to support and guide them to realise their potential.

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