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Become a Graduate Teaching Assistant

An inspiring scheme to take you further

Have you recently completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton?  Are you looking for employment opportunities in teaching in the post compulsory education sector?

Apply to be part of our unique Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) scheme, now entering its seventh year, and you will be supported on your on your career pathway into further education.

The University is actively seeking applications from all backgrounds, ages, disabilities and ethnicities which represent our student population.

The scheme has an established reputation of putting students first, by providing ladders of opportunity for successful participation in higher education. Since its introduction, it has had at its heart a professional development programme leading to the award of PGCE in Post Compulsory Education. Combining the learning on the PGCE with the GTAs recent experience of being an undergraduate they can help to make our new student’s transition to higher education smooth and seamless.

If you are a University of Wolverhampton graduate with a relevant undergraduate degree, completed within the last 12 months, you can gain career-enhancing experience in a fixed period, academic support role.

As a GTA, you will work closely with academic subject specialist teams and will be assigned subject mentors and academic line managers. See quotes below from subject mentors:

”I observed her (GTA) teach, I was deeply impressed by her enthusiasm, commitment and belief in the students.  She empowers the students to link reflections on experiences to theories.”

“It was a joy to observe such enthusiasm and passion for teaching and so well prepared – he (GTA) reminded me to do more of the same.”

Find out what Graduate Teaching Assistants think - read our GTA case studies.

Come along to our Live GTA Q&A for support on how to write an effective application form

Also in the session you will get a better understanding of:

  • What research to carry out and understanding GTA role
  • How to successfully market your skills and experiences
  • How to structure your personal statement

To book your place at this session email your Full Name, Student Number and Course Title to careers@wlv.ac.uk

If you need support with your application or want advice on interview techniques, go to the Careers GTA Support page

You can find out more about the scheme and how to apply below. If you still have questions, then don't hesitate to get in touch at: gtaenquiries@wlv.ac.uk