Rewarding teaching assistant jobs in the UK

If you’re a passionate teaching assistant, we’re here to support your next career move.

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Rewarding teaching assistant jobs in the UK

If you’re a passionate teaching assistant, we’re here to support your next career move.

Search for a Job

Our recruitment experience in education and teaching assistant jobs

Want the chance to support students and help them make progress in their education? You’ve come to the right place – we have an extensive education network backed with local expertise, helping you find your next role as a teaching assistant (TA).  

Our team of 200 specialist consultants work with over 6,000 nurseries, schools and multi academy trusts (MATs) across the UK, operating exclusively with over 1,000 of these. We offer daily supply, long term and permanent TA positions, matching your specific career needs. 

And as your lifelong partner, we offer a free suite of online CPD training courses – all accessible from the seamless Hays app. The courses cover a multitude of relevant topics – from de-escalation techniques to SEND training – helping you keep up to date with education legislation and compliance, whilst also advancing your skills and knowledge. 

And for TAs looking to quickly access the latest roles on the go, the Hays app has everything you need to find the right opportunity for you. 

Browse our available TA job opportunities or explore other school roles. 


Teaching assistant employers we work with

Our close partnerships with local authorities and schools enable us to offer the best selection of TA jobs, whether they be on a part-time or full-time basis. We’re also linked with an extensive network of MATs, providing you the opportunity to work across different education settings, and to expand your professional development. 

You’ll get access to TA jobs in a variety of primary and secondary school environments across the country, including locations like London, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham.  

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There is no mandatory experience needed to become a TA but having a familiarity working with children or in an educational environment will usually be expected.  

Gaining experience in a school setting can therefore be invaluable. By volunteering at a school, you can gain the opportunity to observe different teaching styles, interact with students and show your commitment to the profession. From this experience, you may even decide you wish to become a qualified teacher.  

You can contact schools directly to enquire about potential volunteering opportunities. Many schools can help you request a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check, which will be needed to work in a school environment. 

Get in contact with one of our specialist consultants today to learn more about the TA application process. 

Entry-level TAs are required to have basic literacy and numeracy skills in English and Maths – usually to GCSE level. Unlike most qualified trainee programs, you do not need a degree, although having one could certainly be an advantage. However, you will need to take the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) course to become a higher-level TA.  

Speak to your nearest dedicated team today to fast-track your TA career and get the support you need.