- studying engineering at university and thinking about your next steps?
- a recent graduate of engineering?
- an experienced engineer, who after a fulfilling career is looking for a change?
- working in another industry sector but wish to apply your skills to a different profession?
If this sounds like you, and you'd thrive on sharing your knowledge with young people, teaching could be the right path for you.
Substantial tax-free bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for engineers with top degrees, looking to begin their teacher training in 2013/14. The amount of bursary you will be eligible for depends on the subject you want to teach and your degree class. Trainees in physics could be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Institute of Physics (IOP), worth £20,000.
To see what funding you might be entitled to, please visit our postgraduate funding page
To help engineers like you become physics teachers, an innovative new pilot programme has just been launched which allows you to train to teach physics with mathematics, rather than general science.
Teachers of physics, maths and chemistry are in demand, and as a result, there are good employment prospects and strong opportunities for career progression for engineers with the right skills.
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Call the Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500 and receive tailored information and advice.
Read about the new physics with mathematics pilot; progression opportunities and support for teachers.
Discover how valuable your engineering skills are, and what subjects you could go on to teach.
Find out what teachers can earn plus whether you are eligible for a bursary or scholarship while you train.