Encompassing thousands of academic institutions including nurseries, schools, colleges and universities, the education industry in London offers more job opportunities than anywhere else in the UK. The industry covers an array of jobs such as nursery assistant, head teacher, primary school supply staff and lecturer. Due to the industry demands in the capital, London education recruitment agencies are in high demand to search for qualified candidates to fill the latest permanent, temporary and fixed-term contract vacancies.
The average education salary in London is around £30K and is comparatively greater than the surrounding South East areas and other city locations such as Manchester or Birmingham. Salaries for staff are largely dependent on the specific job type though, with a secondary school teaching assistant earning in the region of £15K whereas a key stage 4 teacher can earn £35K. Head teaching jobs tend to be some of the highest paid positions in the sector with these professionals typically earning £50K+, although they have the potential to double this at some schools.
Entry requirements for the industry tend to be high with those wanting to take up a teaching career in the UK needing GCSEs in maths, english and science to begin training. A degree will also be required to achieve Qualified Teacher Status while a university lecturer will need a PhD. As well as qualifications, London based candidates are also expected to be enthusiastic, patient and have prior experience working in an academic establishment before choosing to apply for a job. These key skills are typically best assessed by London agencies who can use their local industry knowledge and recruiting expertise to source the most appropriate candidates for their clients.