Hi all, I am looking for some advice. I have completed a PGCEI overseas and gained 2 years full time teaching experience. I have recently relocated back to the UK however as my relocation coincides with the school summer holidays I have been unable to find a school to continue my career in teaching. Having said that, I am aware that my PGCEI does not come with QTS so this has become a barrier for me in gaining employment. I have spoken with various companies in order to gain QTS, the outcome is that I would have to find employment within a school and then I could be entitled to apply for a QTS course, this is a 12 week observation only course which I assume will be an add on to my PGCEI awarding me with QTS. The issue is, every application I look at asks for QTS and DFE number which I do not have. Schools I have met with are prepared to support the process but not employ me which means I cannot apply for the QTS. I am literally stumped at what to do. I have applied for supply work in the meantime as an unqualified teacher. Has anyone been through the same process and could share their journey or are there any schools who are familiar with the QTS 12 week observation only route who could advise me on what I would have to do to gain employment within a school? I have considered supply work, work as a TA and voluntary positions. I really just want to be back in a classroom doing what I love to do. Thank you for taking the time to read and if you respond with any advice then I am very grateful for your words. Jimmy.