ANYONE looking to find out more about a career in teaching is being invited to an event in Middlesbrough tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Train to Teach roadshow is visiting the Jurys Inn in Middlesbrough to give people the chance to find out more about teaching opportunities and the chance to sign up to a training programme.

The event - part of the annual Get Into Teaching campaign - is aimed at encouraging more graduates with the passion and potential to teach.

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It offers a chance for aspiring teachers to get all their questions about a career in teaching answered in one place.

Attendees will be able to meet representatives from schools and universities that provide teacher training, gain insights into how to make a strong application, and receive one-to-one advice from current teachers and teaching experts.

Applications for teacher training starting in September 2018 are now open.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Good teachers are in demand and the career provides excellent employment prospects with the opportunity to progress quickly.

"Alongside the generous bursaries and scholarships on offer, we provide a comprehensive programme of support to help people become teachers.

“The Train to Teach roadshow in Middlesbrough isn’t only for graduates – every year, we see people from other sectors switching to teaching, bringing a wealth of experience to help inspire the next generation.”

The event will be held between 4.30pm and 8pm. To find out more, call 0800 389 2500 or email getintoteaching.education.gov.uk.