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Teaching in Sweden

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by paolobear, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    Apologies if this is not in the right forum but I was unsure where else to post it.

    I'm working for a region of Sweden that urgently wants to recruit UK teachers to teach ages 8-16.

    Are there any Facebook groups I could approach?

    What is the best way to find teachers who might be interested?

  2. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    Post the ad on Tes would be my best guess. Is this an ESL position? I'm just wondering because if it were for actual international schools, surely they would already know the recruitment channels
  3. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    No, it's for a mainstream Swedish school authority. The region is growing very quickly due to an influx of new businesses and they're building three new schools.
  4. 576

    576 Established commenter

    I've sent you a conversation.
    I'd like to know more.
  5. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    I've tried to respond but am unable to. Apparently my message was inappropriate!
  6. makhnovite

    makhnovite Occasional commenter

    Could you please add my name to the conversation paolobear, I would also like to know more.
  7. 576

    576 Established commenter

    Ok so can you let me know here. ?
  8. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    Sure. We're looking for UK teachers to live and work in Sweden. Our part of Sweden has a very high quality of life, good salaries and a growing population (and we're staying in the EU ;-).

    We just don't have enough teachers.

    I only came here to find out where to target UK teachers on FB or social media (something I still don't know!) but am happy to pass on more information. If you private message me just leave your email and I'll reply to you.
  9. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    Would love to but don't know how - sorry. Message me directly.
  10. Wotton

    Wotton Established commenter

    I'd say advertise in TES and the main national news papers.
  11. teachy_monkey_dance

    teachy_monkey_dance New commenter

    I have messaged you, Paolobear.
  12. Tigger1962

    Tigger1962 New commenter

    Is this for a Free School or a Local Authority?

    How are these teachers going to have registered teacher status? I thought A-level Swedish was a basic requirement?
  13. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    Local authority. That requirement doesn't apply in this case.
  14. averageteacherhere

    averageteacherhere New commenter

    how much gross? And how much after tax? ANd how much for accommodation or is it free?o_O Is this why they are LOOKING for UK teachers I wonder?o_O
  15. paolobear

    paolobear New commenter

    The average teaching salary in our area is around £36K. Total tax is around 33%. Cost-of-living is roughly analogous but property is much, much, much cheaper (a three bed house with a little land, 20 minutes from the city, would cost around £50-90k - renovation projects can be picked up for £10-20k).
    Quality of life is very high and crime negligible. They're looking for UK teachers for a variety of reasons, the main one being that most Swedes above eight and below 60 speak great English.
    ChaiLattePlease likes this.
  16. MyOrchid

    MyOrchid New commenter

    Hi, I opened a conversation/message with you. Please provide more information. Thanks,

  17. alisum

    alisum New commenter


    I have sent you a PM/Conversation. Please send me more information. Thanks.

  18. Bytor

    Bytor New commenter

    Likewise; I have too.

  19. mariska_devos

    mariska_devos New commenter

    How can I obtain more details?
  20. tinker000

    tinker000 New commenter

    What subject? Do the schools consider pgce graduate?

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