Cambridgeshire Paid Teacher Internship

Please note applications for starters in September 2020 are now closed!

The Cambridgeshire Paid Teacher Internship is a two-year programme that offers an alternative route to obtaining qualified teacher status. The training revolves around the practicalities of working in a school and develops important skills, such as questioning and planning. Each intern will have a mentor within their own school, with whom they will meet on a regular basis.

In year one, interns will work as a TA in the first two terms, with some teaching or small group teaching in the third term. In year two, interns will train as apprentice. The intern will also get the opportunity to gain experience in another school during year two by swapping with another intern from another participating school.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates interested in teaching in a primary school or those interested in teaching Maths, Science or Modern Foreign Languages in a secondary school.

The internship Illustrated


What we provide

We will provide:

  • experience in every age group across the school
  • opportunities to work with small groups of children to move their learning on
  • opportunities to learn from excellent teachers and support children in lessons
  • training in the use of intervention strategies for pupils with special educational needs
  • a mentor for you and an individualised programme to meet your need
  • involvement in supporting clubs and other activities
  • opportunities to link with initial teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers to gain insight into teacher training, plus an overview of routes available
  • a thorough induction into school life and networking opportunities with other interns

What our current interns think….

“I would recommend this approach to teacher training, especially for someone who is coming to teaching from another profession.”
“It is so reassuring to be based in a school that will support you. “
“My school is as invested in my training as I am.”
“It’s paid! I simply could not have afforded to pay £9k for a PGCE and not be earning.”

How to apply

To apply for the teacher internship, please read all of the documents below. You will find a guidance document which explains how to apply, as well as the application form which must be completed fully and returned to [email protected] before the deadline. We strongly recommend that you read through the Job Profile and Person Specification before applying.  The application window is now closed for September 2020 starters.

*Please note that recommendation to the internship programme DOES NOT guarantee you a placement for September 2020. Placements are dependent on participating schools. If you would like to find your own placement, please get in touch.


Guidance Notes – How to apply

CPTI Job Role & Person Specification 2019 v2


How the Cambridgeshire Teacher Internship Programme works v2

Contact us

For more information please contact us using the details below:

Internship Manager
Email: [email protected]

Phone:01480 379 775 or 07920 806 803