Careers in Education

Education graduates enter a wide range of careers following their programmes of study at York. These include teaching, publishing, charity work, construction of learning environments, design of learning resources and more.

A significant proportion of our graduates also go on to teacher training at primary and secondary levels and their first degree in Education at York enables them to continue their academic study at prestigious institutions in the UK.

Employability workshops

We run a dynamic, embedded series of careers and employability workshops that expose our students to a wide range of career options, experiences and opportunities from Stage 1 of their degree courses through to the final year.

For example, STEP1 programme is an Education exclusive programme offered to first year students, whereby they solve a real-world educational problem in teams with the assistance of an industry employer. Students can also opt to take a placement module or a placement year. We also have an exclusive intranet website, alerting students of various events and opportunities inside and outside of the university.

The vast majority of our students have done a range of volunteering projects, placements and relevant work experience by the time they graduate, making them distinctive and attractive to employers.

What do our students say?

Caitlin Hawley

Sociology and Education
Teacher Trainee
Pathfinder

Sarah Weatherstone

English in Education
Internship with Disney

Rachel McGirr

English in Education
Children's and youth worker
St Peter's Church, Shipley

Vivien Hsuan Chiu

English in Education
Learning Support teacher
The British School of Beijing

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