The London Survival Guide

How to navigate living and working in London

As the capital city of England, London has always been a popular destination for people looking for a change of pace or a new job.

But before you pack up and head for the city, particularly if you’re moving from overseas, take a look at these tips to help make the transition into your new life in London go as smoothly as possible.

Research your residence

Whether you’re moving to a flat on your own or into a house-share with strangers, you need to make sure that you know a bit about the people and the area around you. For example, if you are involved in any sports or social groups where you currently live, why not see if there are any equivalents in London?

This will be a great way for you to meet like-minded people and make friends in your area. Also, ask your friends and family if they have any connections in or around the area you plan to move to, because being in touch with a mutual friend is as good a place to start as any. It will help to know someone when you’re new in town, and it’s safer, too.

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Ways to get that First Teaching Job

A summary of key strategies to help to secure a first post in teaching

It’s nearly over: you’re within touching distance of completing your teacher training and you’re keen to snap up that critical first teaching post that will cement your role as an educational professional with a class of your own.

But when the number of applicants vying for the same teaching roles runs into double or even treble figures, receiving that coveted job offer may seem an unassailable mountain to climb. Rest assured, however, for a proactive approach to your job hunting could see you with the offer letter in your hand sooner than you think.

1. Visit the school

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So You Want to Be a Teacher

Teaching is a rewarding career, and it is a way to make a real difference in the world. Some people will choose this profession right after school, but it is also a career path that you can change to later on. In fact, the life experiences of those who go to teaching can later in life be a great asset.

What Qualifications Do I Need to Become a Teacher?

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