The city’s largest recruitment fair for jobs in education returns to Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday 26 February from 10am – 2pm.

Teach Portsmouth, a Portsmouth City Council initiative to recruit teachers, teaching assistants and head teachers for schools, academies and colleges, is inviting people to discover their future in the classroom.

The Teach Portsmouth Jobs and Opportunities Fair welcomes 24 exhibitors from across education who will be promoting a range of employment and volunteering opportunities. Training providers will also be in attendance for those interested in becoming teachers and teaching assistants.

Councillor Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council said:

“Schools, colleges and organisations need to have the right people who can support the learning of children and young people.

“The recruitment fair brings together employers and training providers under one roof, to guide people into the right jobs that suit them. No matter your interests, I would encourage you to explore your options and see what a job in a school or college could look like for you.”

HSDC has been announced as the official sponsor for this year’s event, renewing their partnership with the service, after supporting the Teach Portsmouth Awards in 2023.

Richard Barlow, deputy principal at HSDC said:

“We’re really pleased to be supporting this event as the headline sponsor. This reaffirms our commitment to helping schools recruit the very best people they need to thrive.

“We know that having the right professionals for any child or young person, can improve their life chances. We are unwavering in this belief and look forward to meeting people who are looking to start a career in the classroom.”

Those who attend can watch presentations inside the Opportunities Room on trending topics.

Attendees can also ‘dip their toe in the water’ and sign up to taster sessions with participating schools and colleges. The scheme supports people who lack the experience or confidence to apply for a job straight away.

Entry to the Teach Portsmouth Jobs and Opportunities Fair is free. For more information and to get a ticket, visit www.teachportsmouth.co.uk/jobsfair