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What should I put under Employment History on a job application?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by jellybears, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. jellybears

    jellybears New commenter

    I'm a PGCE student starting to apply to my first teaching posts. I'm not sure what to put under the Employment History section of the application form. Do I put my first teaching placement or do I just put my actual jobs? As I've come straight from uni to doing a PGCE, my employment history isn't very impressive yet (one casual job at uni). But if I do put my placement down then what do I put when it asks about salary etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Actual jobs. It will be obvious you have been studying.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    In your first ever teaching job application, or rather, in your applications for your first-ever teaching job, you put down your placements, but making it clear that it is a placement. In the salary space you put Placement

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    (P.S. you don't need to double post . . .)

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  4. sopsychedout

    sopsychedout New commenter

    When I was applying for my first job, I wrote down my placement college and wrote trainee teacher as my title. This did not stop me from being shortlisted or getting a job. After all, I did work at my placement college, only the government paid my wages instead of the college! :)

    Ah, Theo got in first. Do what Theo says! :)
     
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Really, Theo?* I've never seen anyone list placements like that - voluntary work in classrooms done before and during PGDE but not the actual placements. I hadn't realised England was so different.

    *on re-reading this sounds like I doubt you! I just meant to express surprise not question you.
     

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