FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Below are some questions we often get asked, but if you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch.

I’d like to train as a teacher, where do I start?

United Teaching is our teacher training scheme, and it’s a great place to start your career. Visit unitedteaching.org.uk for more information.

Are there any United Learning schools in my area?

Almost certainly! With more than 70 schools in the Group – and we’re still growing – United Learning schools are spread across England.

Could I earn more at another school or academy?

We’re proud to offer salaries that aren’t just competitive, they’re market-leading. We therefore offer a generous salary, up 5% above the maintained sector, with clear pay policies that set out exactly how your career will progress. You will also receive an attractive benefits package.

Will I get any professional development opportunities?

Absolutely! We offer a huge variety of CPD options. From pursuing qualifications, to mentorship and leadership training, we want to see every staff member realise their full potential. Find out more about CPD 

Are benefits offered to every member of staff?

Yes, everyone receives a core benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, plus a vast array of discounts for shops and restaurants. Find out more about our benefits

I need to move house to take up a new role – will I be eligible for a remuneration package?

If your role is eligible, then you could receive up to £8,000 to help with relocation costs. This can be put towards the cost of buying or renting a new home, and you will also receive a health care package for your first year of employment. Talk to your recruiting school for more details.

Can I transfer between schools?

We’re always keen for staff to apply for internal roles. All vacancies are advertised on the website here, and on United Hub, our Group intranet, and you can also talk to your line manager to find out about any other opportunities. Click here to search and apply for our current vacancies.

I can’t see a role that matches my criteria – can I apply speculatively?

We’re always keen to hear from people who would like to join United Learning, so get in touch and register your interest in working with us by clicking here. The website is also updated regularly with new vacancies, so keep checking back to see if there’s something you might like to apply for.

Do you have any opportunities for staff who aren’t teachers?

Yes, many! We currently have around 7,000 employees, and over 3,500 of those are in education or business support roles, both in schools across the country and our central offices in Peterborough, London and Salford. From finance to HR, marketing to business management, they play an essential role in providing better life opportunities for our pupils. To find out how you could be part of the team, explore our current vacancies.

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