Aspiring teachers are being encouraged to attend a roadshow visiting the region this weekend.
The Train to Teach roadshow, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), will be in Newcastle on Saturday, January 31.
It provides new graduates and those considering a career change, a chance to find out more about the rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers.
Visitors to the event will be able to find out more about how to get into the profession and the different training routes available, including School Direct.
People can meet with representatives from local schools and universities who offer teacher training, as well as current teachers and teaching experts for practical tips and one-to-one advice.
Charlie Taylor, chief executive of NCTL, said: “Teaching is a brilliant job and increasingly a career of choice for top graduates as it offers a competitive salary, flexibility and excellent opportunities for people who want to progress.
“The bursaries and scholarships that we are offering this year will give even more great people the opportunity to become teachers.
“Some of our best teachers entered the profession after pursuing careers in other fields, bringing with them a wealth of experience and expertise to help inspire the next generation of CEOs, scientists and engineers.
“I would urge anyone considering becoming a teacher to come along to the event to find out more about the profession and the training options available.”
The ‘Train to Teach’ roadshow is taking place at the Life Centre, Times Square, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, from 9.30am to 4pm.