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Teacher Recruitment Fair 2017

Herts for Learning will be hosting its annual Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday 4th March 2017 at Hertfordshire Development Centre at Robertson House in Stevenage.

The essential event for new, returning and overseas qualified teachers or those interested in teaching as a career.

Talk face-to-face with 100s of Hertfordshire schools to discuss current and future teaching opportunities.

The event is free to attend, with a series of informative and inspiring workshops running to support you, whether you are entering the profession, progressing your career or returning to teaching.

In addition, individual advice surgeries will be running, providing support and guidance on your teaching career.

The University of Bedfordshire, University of Cambridge and University of Hertfordshire, and School Direct providers will also be attending and offering advice on routes into teaching.

Attendee registration

Fast track registration is now closed but don’t worry you can still attend and register on arrival.

Workshops

Please find a timetable of workshops on the link below.

  Recruitment Fair 2017 Workshops (PDF, 282kb)

 

We encourage you to plan your day to make the most out of your time at the Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair. We advise attending no more than three workshops and arriving no later than 1.30pm. Allow enough time to visit as many schools as you can to discuss the many opportunities in our Hertfordshire schools.

In addition, individual advice surgeries will be running, providing support and guidance on your teaching career.

The University of Bedfordshire, University of Cambridge and University of Hertfordshire, and School Direct providers will also be attending and offering advice on routes into teaching.

Getting there

Free on-site parking will be available and a free shuttle bus will be running from Stevenage train station.

Directions to HDC (Robertson House)



FAQs for attendees

Is parking available?

Yes - there is free on-site parking. In addition there will be a free shuttle bus service between Hertfordshire Development Centre and Stevenage Train Station throughout the day, starting at 9:45am.

What time does the event start?

The recruitment fair is open between 10:00am - 3:30pm.

Do I need to arrive at 10am?

No - you can arrive at any time during the day but we recommend that you arrive no later than 1:30pm as you will need a minimum of 2 hours to make your visit worthwhile.

How long do I need to stay at the event?

Stay as long as you want to! This will depend on how long you spend talking to schools at their exhibition stands and how many workshops you choose to attend.

What is the format of the event?

The recruitment fair is an informal event. You wander around at your leisure, speak with the exhibiting schools about their current and future teaching vacancies, attend a range of free workshops and talk directly to experts about developing your teaching career.

What workshops can I attend?

You can attend any of the free workshops and advice surgeries. You should plan for a maximum of 3 sessions which are relevant to you and will allow you plenty of time to speak to schools.

What are the timings of the workshops?

30 minute workshops will be running throughout the day and we recommend you attend a maximum of 3. Start times of workshops will be staggered to allow you plenty of time to visit the school exhibition stands and to find out about jobs and work experience.

NB: Some workshops run only once, so please check the times and make sure you plan for the day (workshop timings will be posted closer to the event date).

Will there be presentations / speeches?

Many of the workshops will start with a presentation and will provide an opportunity to ask questions at the end. There will be no formal speeches.

Will I be able to ask someone advice about teaching and the options available to me?

Yes. In addition to the workshops, advice surgeries will be running throughout the day. These will be run by teaching experts who will be happy to answer any questions that you have.

NB: It is suggested that you attend the relevant workshops first as these will answer many queries that you have.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

No – you do not need to bring anything with you on the day although if it is busy it can be helpful to have your contact details and key areas of interest printed to give to schools. You may wish to make notes in the workshops.

Is there a dress code?

No - this is an informal event with no dress code.

Will there be refreshments available?

Yes - free tea and coffee will be available in the Hub restaurant for all attendees throughout the day. In addition, a coffee bar will be open for you to purchase drinks, sandwiches and snacks between 12pm and 2pm.

Can I bring my child/children with me?

The recruitment fair has been developed to support you with starting or furthering your teaching career.  You are welcome to bring your child/children with you to the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times however and must not be left unsupervised whilst in the centre.

When does the delegate booking close?

We will close the booking for delegates by 9am on Friday 3rd March 2017.  This allows us to prepare the Fast Track reception service on arrival.  Delegates who have not pre-registered can still register on the day with Teach in Herts staff on arrival at the event.

We recommend you arrive for the recruitment fair by 1:30pm at the latest.

Will I get a reminder about my booking?

Yes we will send an email reminder about 1 week before the event if you have signed up earlier and just before the event so that you do not miss this excellent opportunity to attend this annual event.