Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) - 2018 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.

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



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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:

Friday 23 February, Millennium City Building, City Campus  

MC232 (capacity 36) – 1 - 2pm

Thursday 1 March, Millennium City Building, City Campus   

MC224 (capacity 36) – 1 - 2pm

Tuesday 6 March, Millennium City Building, City Campus  

MC224 (capacity 36) – 1 - 2pm

Monday 12 March, Millennium City Building, City Campus  

MC232 (capacity 36) – 1 - 2pm

Tuesday 20 March, Millennium City Building, City Campus  

MC415 (capacity 36) – 1 - 2pm


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