Start your teaching adventure: see in the world through international schools

Published on 31st October, 2016 by Gemma McSweeney. Published in For Candidates / TIC News

Teaching abroad is the perfect way to travel while furthering your career

Imagine if you could teach anywhere in the world. Where would you choose? Stunning South East Asia? Dramatic Dubai? Breath-taking Brazil? These are just some of the many fascinating locations that are home to high performing international schools - where qualified teachers have the chance to develop their careers, and have exciting life experiences at the same time.

Advice to help change your life

TIC Recruitment works with some of the very best international schools around the world, supporting their recruitment of qualified teachers and leaders. You can find out more about the many opportunities for teaching overseas at TIC’s forthcoming International Teaching Careers Day seminar in London on Saturday 26th November. 

If you have a BEd or PGCE, or are currently studying for one of these qualifications, this event is for you! It’s a chance to learn more about how teaching overseas can enhance your career; whether you hope to take that exciting step now or in the future.  Come along, find out more and you could end up being just like teacher, Lawrence Diver.

From the UK to Doha, to Luxembourg – thanks to the TIC Careers Day

In 2009, Lawrence Diver, a Maths teacher from Dundee, attended the TIC Careers Day in Edinburgh.

“Finding an international teaching job was surprisingly easy but before working with TIC I had spent many hours searching the internet and sending CV’s to numerous schools, the majority of which never even replied,” says Lawrence. “Then I attended an informational conference that TIC held in Edinburgh where I learnt a lot about the opportunities of teaching in international schools.  I registered with TIC and they contacted me about potential schools that I’d be interested in, and schools interested in me.”

Within seven months of attending the TIC Careers Day, Lawrence was teaching at Parkhouse English School, a reputable British school in Doha. “I enjoyed Doha immensely,” he said. “The experience broadened my perspective on life and made me realise that I wanted to do a lot more travelling.”

And that’s exactly what he did. Lawrence moved from the Middle East to Europe and started teaching at St George’s International School in Luxembourg.

So book your place on the TIC Careers Day now. You never know where you could be this time next year!

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Gemma McSweeney

Gemma is our Associate Director, having joined TIC in 2009. With over 15 years experience of recruitment and selection methods, she specialises in matching teachers and leaders with our international school partners. She has attended many international education conferences and has visited a number of international schools over the years. She uses this experience to best advise our teachers, leaders and schools and manage our team and UK operations.