Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) - 2017 intake

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2017 Intake


Salary: UW6 point 20 (£23,879) – Plus PGCE in Post Compulsory Education course fees

The University of Wolverhampton is launching the fourth year of its own Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) scheme to support its strategy to be the University of Opportunity.  The traineeship scheme is only available to University of Wolverhampton undergraduates and it will offer the opportunity to gain employment experience in an academic support role, for a fixed period. 

The scheme will include a professional development programme leading to the award of PGCE (M) in Post Compulsory Education.  GTAs will be trained to teach in Further Education and will also have the opportunity to contribute to teaching in our partner colleges and family schools.   GTAs will have an outreach function supporting schools and colleges’ activities.  PGCE course fees will be paid whilst is GTAs is on the scheme. 

Successful candidates will be encouraged to seek accreditation to the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant will primarily assist academic staff in providing a high quality student experience, which adds value to all stages of the learning experience.  The post will provide additional support for our current students, which may include teaching at level 3 and 4, face to face drop-in sessions, on-line support and providing assistance to students with their academic writing, technical and study skills.  GTAs will help to support students during the transition into the Higher Education.

The post will also provide inter-semester academic support for recruitment, UCAS clearing and outreach activities.  The posts will build upon the University’s culture in which students are recognised as lifelong partners in the vibrant university community and educational processes.

The Scheme is seeking to recruit recent undergraduates who will be looking for a career pathway into the post compulsory education sector, enhancing links and helping to build on the University’s presence within our regional colleges and schools.

Applicants will have a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the areas they will be working in, proven communication, presentation and organisation skills, an understanding and awareness of the UK Post Compulsory system, and of the issues that may arise in such an environment.  Successful applicants would be required to successfully complete the PGCE (M) in order to fulfil the role.

We have 20 Vacancies across all four of our faculties, specifically targeting the following subject areas:

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing


Public Health

Social Work

Sports Coaching


Special Needs and Inclusion Studies


Faculty of Arts


English/Creative Writing


Visual Communications

Media Studies/Multi Media Journalism

Faculty of Social Sciences





Social Policy/Politics

Faculty of Science and Engineering


Computer Science


Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Science



Forensic Science



Applicants should submit their interest using the reference number for the faculty they are interested in working in. 



Ref. no

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing


Faculty of Science and Engineering


Faculty of Arts


Faculty of Social Science



Informal queries can be directed to

 We will also be holding GTA Scheme Applicant Open Events where you can find out more information about the scheme and talk to the PGCE team. 


  • Monday 24 April 2017 at 4pm in MC401, Millennium City Building, City Campus
  • Thursday 27 April 2017 at 4pm in WN202, Samuel Johnson Building, Walsall Campus
  • Friday 28 April 2017 at 12.30pm in MC418, Millennium City Building, City Campus

 Graduate Teaching Assistant 2017 intake advert (PDF)

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