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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?

  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

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

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    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

    By the way - have you found the Professional Advice Hub and its support for applications? here are some examples:

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    Best wishes

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

  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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