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Future prospects of teaching in Dubai

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by missag1, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. missag1

    missag1 New commenter


    I am currently studying my PGCE in primary education. I am not sure if it is possible to complete my NQT year in Dubai otherwise after my NQT year, I would like to move out to Dubai and be a primary school teacher out there. I know this is early however I would like to know what the processes are when applying for a job, finding accomodation, etc.

    Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.
  2. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    You are unlikely to be considered by any school worth their salt, until you have at least 2 years experience.

    In addition, Dubai is one of the most popular choices for young people wanting to move overseas. You will be competing against many people with a lot more experience
  3. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    BTW, I suggest you change your moniker from, what I presume is, your real name.
  4. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Occasional commenter

    I would say you probably could get a job without the 2 years experience, but there's a good chance that it would be a job you'd regret taking - low salary, low benefits, lots of pressure at work.

    I think people have said on here that it is possible to do your NQT year here in a COBIS school - so maybe contact some directly?
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  5. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Some countries are now making it compulsory to have completed 2 years post teacher qualification before issuing a visa.

    As stated the top tier schools can select the best candidates.
  6. Susanne12345

    Susanne12345 New commenter

    HI @amanda_gillingham , I teach in the Middle East. One of my colleagues joined us as an NQT and we have an NQT training programme. It's utter rubbish that schools won't consider you without experience, go for it! Especially the comment about low salary, benefits etc: our packages are excellent.

    Make sure your CV/cover letter are amazing; learn everything to do with the school and know your visa requirements (my school did these for me) as well as anything that could be seen as a barrier or cultural differences to show you're ready. I know there are many very good schools in Dubai with great packages who will hie NQTs in order to grow them into future leaders. British Schools or COBIS linked schools are always good as their qualifications are recognised throughout and there is a minimum level of treatment/package/workload limits etc more in line with the UK.

    I haven't regretted my choice, if you haven't considered Oman (very close to Dubai), then you definitely should!
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  7. 2mature

    2mature New commenter

    Hi HollyStephens could you start a PM Conversation with me as I would like to learn more about your experience.

    Thank you

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