YWTT Paid Internship Programme

Apply now for June 2022

Yorkshire Wold’s Teacher Training offers undergraduates in their first, second or third* year of a STEM degree, the opportunity to take part in our paid internship scheme (£300 per week) to learn about teaching Maths, Physics and/or Computing at secondary school level.

* Third year undergraduates can apply if they have not had their application for teacher training accepted.

The internships are 3 weeks-long and coordinated through Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training and are available at some of our partnership schools. Our partnership map is shown below;

The YWTT Partnership

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During your internship at Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training you will have the chance to learn alongside outstanding teachers and mentors and benefit from a carefully planned and structured training programme to prepare you to plan and teach your own lessons and develop your own resources by the end of the placement.  You will be offered the chance to take part in a series of masterclasses on Differentiation, Resource Development, Safeguarding and other professional responsibilities of teachers whilst also engaging in discussions with a range of school staff and leaders to explore the various career paths and specialisms which exist in schools at classroom teacher and senior management level. You will also be given the opportunity to work with our charity school in Kenya and Laos to support teachers there!

YWTT Internship

The Programme

Hunsley Primary Pupil

The programme outline will consist of;

The design of our programme will also include measures to support and encourage you as an intern to apply for teacher training in the future.  This will include;

Previous intern testimonials

“My time at Yorkshire Wolds was really valuable to me as I learned so much about how to teach effectively in such a short time. One of the biggest things for me was realising just how much work goes into planning a lesson – there were a lot of techniques that I took for granted when I was a student myself. My internship gave me a new appreciation for my own teachers, as well as for profession as a whole”

“I just wanted to email and say thank you really, thank you for the opportunity, for your honesty and insights and the great teachers you’ve given us the opportunity to speak to. It has been a great two weeks and has made me even more determined then I already was and excited to start looking for teacher training. Thank you!”

internship testimonial

“When I received the email from Mrs Sarah Barley notifying me that I had been accepted onto the internship, I was in two minds about following through with it. The internship was due to commence on 14th June and my final university deadline was on the 11th June. I was unsure whether I wanted to take some time to wind down instead of jumping onto this internship – but within the first two days of week 1 I knew that following through with it was one of the best decisions I have made. I knew it would be a great experience but not for one second did I imagine it to be as useful and valuable as this bespoke programme Sarah and her colleagues delivered. Often at university there would be some classes scheduled where I think – wait was this necessary or useful – but I cannot say this about a single session on this internship. Every session throughout the 4 weeks was extremely useful and valuable – even the assignments that were set! I must add that the feedback on assignments was speedy – considering Sarah was teaching her own classes and in meetings throughout the programme. This bespoke programme allowed to me gain a REAL insight into teaching, where we delved into almost everything involved in being a teacher- not just about teaching a STEM subject. We had masterclasses ranging from how to create and deliver starter and plenary activities to the role of a teacher when teaching students with SEND. We even had masterclasses with employers such as HOTA and Siemens Gamesa, which was interesting as it gave us the opportunity to learn about local employers and how teachers can incorporate this information into their lessons.  I really hope this programme continues to be delivered in the future as even though it was virtual – I do not think I would have learnt as much as I did if I was visiting a school for a few weeks. I know the staff worked very hard to allow us to conduct lesson observations over Teams which were incredible. All the teachers were amazing, helpful, approachable and were open to questions at all times. I loved the fact that Sarah scheduled sessions to meet with both the Head of Maths at South Hunsley and the Director of Maths across the trust, as this was a great opportunity to ask questions to experienced teachers in a more informal manner.  Whether in a pandemic or not – I would strongly recommend this programme to anyone considering teaching. I came into this programme unsure about whether I wanted to pursue a career in teaching or venture into something else, but I am leaving this programme knowing that teaching is truly the career for me”

“It has been a great 4 weeks for me, I have gained an understanding of teaching in more depth, the classes and observation sessions were also greatly valuable, offering many new experiences and techniques which I will be able to use not only in teaching. I would really recommend it if anyone is thinking of going into a career of teaching”

“Thank you for this incredible internship! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and have learnt so much in these past two weeks! Attending these lessons has given me a better idea about the different styles of teaching, and what are some of the challenges teachers face.  However, it definitely feels encouraging to know that it’s because teachers like you have made such a positive impact on students’ lives.”

About YWTT

Want to know more about YWTT before applying? Listen to our podcast, where our programme coordinator and one of our newly qualified teachers talk about their training and job roles:

Also check out our Get Into Teaching Experiences for more ways of starting a career in teaching.

How to apply for the June 2022 Internship

Please contact sarah.barley@theeducationalliance.org.uk to register your interest in our Teaching Internship Scheme.


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