Since our launch, we have been supported by leading organisations spanning all sectors, including our Graduate Recruitment Platinum Partners: Accenture, Aldi, Goldman Sachs, the Royal Navy and PwC.
All of our supporters endorse our vision for social change and diversity in education, and they want to help us achieve it. Many also value the skills and experiences young teachers gain through our Leadership Development Programme. They recognise that our programme hones leadership qualities, and see these as transferable to roles in other sectors, so much so that they have recruited many Teach First ambassadors to join their organisations.
Our Platinum Graduate Recruitment Partners offer a range of opportunities for you to build relationships and explore career paths. These can include guaranteed first-round interviews for Teach First ambassadors, one-to-one leadership coaching, bespoke skills sessions and Summer mini-internships, many of which can lead to offers of permanent roles for those who choose to move on from teaching.
Selected organisations even offer a deferred entry scheme whereby, if you successfully complete both their and Teach First’s selection processes, you can defer starting with them for two years while you undertake the Leadership Development Programme.
Please note that each relationship is unique, so opportunities will vary between partners. For more information on our Platinum Partners, please contact us.
"Teach First is making a tremendous difference in schools in challenging circumstances by bringing very able graduates to focus on helping children realise their potential. Accenture has been consistently impressed with the quality of graduates. When we recruit ambassadors, their good grounding in leadership and ability to make a difference is hugely valuable to us."
"Teach First has a successful track record of developing outstanding graduates, who possess qualities such as teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills, which are highly sought after in the retail environment. Aldi’s partnership with Teach First is proving greatly beneficial in identifying and recruiting the retail leaders of the future."
" Like Teach First, we believe in developing outstanding leaders for life. Working in partnership we’re inspiring young leaders to take on the big challenges, improving their lives and the lives of others around them. We are proud to partner with Teach First, a partnership which will transform the lives of children across England and Wales."
"Goldman Sachs recognises the excellence of Teach First applicants and values the experience and skills that are developed through their teaching experience. We take great care in identifying people who share the same qualities including: a passion for excellence, integrity, a desire to be challenged, and the drive to make a difference in the world."
"We continue to work with Teach First because their participants and ambassadors are more than exceptional graduates – they consistently form one of our most valuable talent pools having developed their professional ability through the Teach First programme and beyond."