Early Career Teacher (ECT)

Have you completed a SCITT, PGCE or School Direct course?

Zest Education can support you on the next stage of your teaching journey.

  • Working with Zest Education is a great way to commence/continue/complete your Early Career Teacher (ECF) Induction, as the majority of the schools we work with are able to support and assess you whilst on long-term placements (must be a minimum of one term), as well as permanent positions that begin in a temporary capacity (commonly known as a temp-to-perm position) – an impressive 67% of our Early Career Teachers that registered with Zest Education this year, went on to secure induction placements!

  • We are the preferred supplier of teaching and support staff to several of the largest Multi Academy Trusts across the Midlands, continuously advertising and recruiting on their behalf, so you will often learn of positions before they go into the public domain.

  • Working on a supply basis is a great way to gain further insight and experience in schools and, ultimately, helps to build your confidence as a teacher and develop those all-important teaching and behaviour strategies. It can also help you to determine which schools are right for you, both as a person and as a newly qualified teacher.

  • When jobs do arise, you may already have some familiarity with the school, helping you to decide whether to apply.

  • Circumstances might dictate that you are unable to commit to a permanent position straight away, but are still keen to secure paid work as a teacher. Whether you are available full time or part time, we would be confident that we can offer local teaching work in your subject/key stage.

  • We pay all our supply staff through PAYE and all Tax and National Insurance contributions are deducted at source and forwarded straight to HMRC, complying fully with the IR35 legislation. You will NOT pay any umbrella costs or charges through Zest Education.

  • You will have one designated consultant who takes the time to understand you and your needs as an ECT. We know it isn’t, and never should be, a ‘one size fits all’ approach


So what are you waiting for?

Got a question?

We’re here to help. Send us an email or call us on 0121 803 8880 (West Midlands) or 01543 756 796 (Staffordshire).