Teaching in the UK

Are you looking to advance your career to the next level and considering a move to the UK? Overseas teachers form an integral part of the overall UK education system and are highly regarded. Our recruitment consultants are specialists at finding you the right teaching role whilst making the transition to the UK a breeze.

Opportunities Available

Our overseas teachers are incredibly inspiring people, bringing new approaches, excitement and adventure to our children and young people. By becoming a teacher in the UK, you can make a real and lasting difference to these brilliant young people.

There are fantastic opportunities for newly qualified teachers, as well as experienced practitioners in secondary education – in the UK this is across the age ranges of 11-18. There is a particular shortage of staff in the following subjects: Maths, Science, Geography, Design & Technology (specifically Resistant Materials/Woodwork), Physical Education, MFL (French/Spanish), and Computing/Computer Science. We also are keen to hear from those who work in support roles in Finance and Human Resources, as well as educators with SEN qualifications and experience.

Let's get to know you

Making your transition to the UK a breeze

Edgware Associates has more than ten years’ experience placing teachers in roles they love, to enable them to flourish as educators and as individuals. Our consultants are not generalists. We work in subject-specific areas so you’ll always be connected with the right market specialist. We have extensive experience of working with overseas teachers and provide support and guidance through your process and relocation. You will have a dedicated consultant who will guide you through the whole journey from the first call to your arrival in the UK, and the start of your new adventure. Before all of that though, we listen, and we learn. We get to know you, to understand you, what motivates you and gain insight into your future career aspirations. Once we understand all of this, we can help to find the right opportunity for you.

Thinking about the move to the UK, some useful links to help you on your way

Right to teach in the UK

If you hold a British Dual Passport, you can start applying immediately; all you will need is the relevant DBS and safeguarding checks, we can sort those for you. Guidance for non-UK citizens who are qualified teachers outside the UK is slightly different. Information on what you need to do next can be found here.

Location, Location, Location

Most of our teaching roles are located in Britain’s vibrant cities of London, (including the surrounding counties of Hertfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Essex and Berkshire) Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol. If travel is your thing, the UK is the gateway to a vast amount of destinations within Europe. One weekend you could be flying off to Italy, the next Spain, or France, all only a couple of hours away - or spend the weekend closer to home, exploring the UK’s wealth of historical landmarks, museums, tourist attractions and entertainment options.

National Curriculum

You may find it useful to look through the Secondary UK National Curriculum and see how it compares to what you have been teaching; you may find it is very similar to what you are used to and for the majority of subjects easily transferable.

Ready to apply?

From the moment you upload your CV you will be contacted the very same day by one of our sector specialists with the opportunities we have available.

Our promise


We believe communication is an essential part of excellent customer service. Rest assured we will regularly communicate from our first contact until you are settled into your role.


We will be completely transparent about your suitability for roles and vacancies and promise to provide constructive feedback.


We understand that moving to a new country can be daunting. We promise to offer any advice and support you might need, from preparing you for interview to assisting your search for accommodation.

Education Experts

You will always deal with a specialist in your sector who will manage your specific recruitment needs.



Neal Holmes

Secondary Education Manager

Tyler Cooke

Secondary Education - Humanities

Kirsty McKelvie

Secondary Education - English & MFL

Jack Trotter

Secondary Education - Technology & The Arts

Jack Milne-Davies

Secondary Education - STEM

Morgan Vallejo

Manager – Secondary UK Division

Sam Johnston

Secondary Education – West Midlands

Matt Curnoe

Secondary Education – East Midlands

Jordan Frapwell

Secondary Education - South West


Eliza Finch

Support Staff Manager

Dean Brown

Support – Administration and Non-Teaching

Emily Sutcliffe

Support – Administration and Non-Teaching

Michael Ali

Support – SEN and Leadership

Hanna Wittek

Support – SEN and Leadership

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