Teach First is an independent charity founded to encourage top graduates who would not normally enter teaching to teach for at least two years in challenging secondary schools in London, the North West or the Midlands.
The Civil Service Fast Stream has formal links with Teach First, and we are always happy for successful Fast Stream candidates to defer entry into the Civil Service in order to spend time teaching with this charity.
When you apply to the Graduate Fast Stream you will have the opportunity to express an interest in Teach First. If you do and your application is successful, Teach First will contact you about deferring entry into the Graduate Fast Stream in order to teach.
If you have not already considered this possibility, we encourage you to visit the Teach First website www.teachfirst.org.uk
“The Civil Service Fast Stream is about graduates making a visible impact on the issues that affect the lives of millions. Teach First is proud to be working with the Civil Service Fast Stream in attracting high-calibre individuals who want to stand out and make an impact throughout their lives.” James Darley, Director of Graduate Recruitment, Teach First