Teacher Training Interviews

education interviews What should you expect?


You’ll be sent a link to your interview on Microsoft Teams via email. In this email, there should be a 'Join meeting' link. At your allocated interview time, press 'Join meeting'.


You’ll be sent a presentation, which should answer many of the questions you may have about the course you've applied for. Please look through this prior to the interview.


You’ll take part in a written task, sent to you prior to your interview. Complete this task and send it to the person inviting you to the interview.  


The written task allows you to demonstrate clear communication skills and understanding of education. Where you've applied to train to teach a specific subject, you will also be able to show your passion for that subject.


During the call, you must show a form of picture ID as proof of who the interviewer is talking to. You will then have time to complete your presentation and undergo the formal interview.


If you are required to deliver a presentation, you will be advised of a topic or given a list of topics to choose from in advance. The presentation will be short so there's no need to worry! This is not a lesson and we don't want you to prepare a PowerPoint! Do think about how you would deliver this presentation to a small group of pupils though. Perhaps use some visual aids, examples or even a learning activity that would help communicate your ideas.


During the interview stage, explain why you think this is the right career for you and what you understand the role of a teacher to be. Why do you want to teach at this level (whether that's primary, secondary or post-compulsory)? If you're looking to teach a specific subject, why that subject? Who or what has inspired you? You will have time to ask any questions after your interview.