College looking to train tradespeople to teach

South Essex College is looking for experienced professionals from the engineering and construction industry to train to become teachers.

The college is looking for individuals who have excellent organisational skills plus an abundance of enthusiasm and patience. Candidates must be qualified tradespeople with specialist industry knowledge.

David Kellar, Head of Engineering and Construction, said: “Tradespeople have worked for years to perfect their working skills and abilities, we really want to tap into this experience and make sure young local people learn from the absolute best in industry.

“We’re searching for people who want to share their knowledge & experience to better a young person’s future. They must be able to relate well to students and have a minimum of three years’ experience in their trade.”

The trainee teachers will enrol on a full support programme enabling them to develop their teaching skills. The positions can be full or part time with a competitive salary. Experienced, qualified teachers earn circa £35k plus the following benefits: a teacher pension, 40 days’ annual leave, college closure days, college sickness pay, car parking permits and cycle to work schemes.

Interested applicants should send their CV with a brief statement outlining which trade they want to teach and why to

For more information, visit and attend our recruitment event on Tuesday 14 January from 5-7.15pm, at the college’s Southend Campus in Luker Road.