Teach Portsmouth Support and
Teaching Assistant Jobs Fair 2024

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Portsmouth Central Library (Third floor)

1:30pm - 3:30pm | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Discover jobs and training opportunities to support children and young people

+ Jobs + Training + Apprenticeships + Information and advice + Taster sessions
  • Want to support pupils in a primary or secondary school?

  • Need to gain a qualification or build experience?

Join us for one of two identical sessions at the Support and Teaching Assistant Jobs Fair at Central Library on Tuesday 23 April from 1:30pm - 3:30pm and 4pm - 6pm. Discover your future helping children and young people in the classroom and outside of it.

Schools and other organisations need professionals who can support the learning of pupils. You could be in the classroom as a teaching assistant or working with a group of children on a 1:1 basis.

The opportunities are endless at the Support and Teaching Assistant Jobs Fair. The event is split across two identical sessions: 1:30pm - 3:30pm and 4pm - 6pm. When booking, please choose one of the sessions you would like to attend.

Speak to schools and other organisations promoting vacancies

Watch short presentations on becoming a teaching assistant

Sign up to taster sessions to build confidence before applying

View vacancies and opportunities on the jobs board

Event schedule

  • Session One

    1:40 PM Welcome and introduction
    1:45 PM Learning Place - Become a teaching assistant - Apprenticeships
    1:50 PM Meet the professionals - Support staff share their experiences
    1:55 PM Short courses and qualifications - City of Portsmouth College and HSDC
    2:00PM - 2:10PM Panel Q&A session
    2:10PM - 3:30PM Speak to exhibitors about support and teaching assistant jobs and opportunities
  • Session Two

    4:10 PM Welcome and introduction
    4:15 PM Learning Place - Become a teaching assistant - Apprenticeships
    4:20 PM Meet the professionals - Support staff share their experiences
    4:25 PM Short courses and qualifications - City of Portsmouth College and HSDC
    4:30PM - 4:40PM Panel Q&A session
    4:40PM - 6:00PM Speak to exhibitors about support and teaching assistant jobs and opportunities

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Top questions

What is the Support and Teaching Assistant Jobs Fair?

The Support and Teaching Assistant Jobs Fair features opportunities that include other support roles in education, beyond just teaching assistants. Schools and other organisations need patient and professional people to fill these types of vacancies and look forward to meeting you at the event.

What is the format of the event?

Each session begins with a series of short presentations, before breaking out into a traditional recruitment fair where you can meet and talk to each exhibitor.

We would recommend arriving at the start of each session to get the most out of your experience, however, once the presentations end, you can drop in. If you are unable to make the start of the session, you can still attend the event.

What are taster sessions?

Schools and other organisations who attend the event can choose to participate in this scheme. Taster sessions are often no longer than 1.5 hours, which gives those who sign up a chance to meet staff, have a tour and learn more about their vacancies and opportunities. Those who enrol on taster sessions have gone on to become teaching assistants and volunteers in schools.

When will information on exhibitors be announced?

A list of exhibitors will be published in due course. Please check back regularly or subscribe to the Teach Portsmouth newsletter to be the first to hear about them.