Graduate to Teacher Interview Guide

10/12/2021 | All

Interview tips- Steps to take before your interview

Introducing the i-teachers Graduate to Teacher Interview guide series!

Our Graduate to Teacher Interview guide will be documenting our best tips for graduates and teachers to be successful in an interview. This first part of our series will be focusing on how to prepare before an interview.

Our education consultants have assembled their top tips to support you through the vital stage in securing an education role. If you have an upcoming interview or would like to gain tips for future interviews, the ‘Graduate to Teacher Interview Guide’ is perfect guide to get you started!

i-teachers top tips before the interview process:

Time Management

Your first impression is key! Arriving early can positively impact an interviewers first impression of you, showing you are prepared and organised. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to your interview.

Planning your route in advance before an interview is a great course of action especially if you are travelling via bus or train, this can prevent you being late to your interview, making sure you arrive feeling calm and ready.

Your attire

We recommend dressing smartly for your interview, avoid trainers or jeans. Dressing smartly indicates you are interested in making a good impression and securing the role, overall providing the interviewer with a positive first impression of you.

ID and DBS

When preparing for your interview documents such as your ID and DBS are extremely important as this indicates you are eligible to work within a school environment. Before the interview process our amazing compliance team will guide you through the whole process ensuring you have the correct documents and have undergone the correct checks to work within a school.

How to get in contact

If you are a graduate looking to step into teaching, or a qualified teacher looking for that next fulfilling role, make sure to contact us at or check out our jobs listed on our website Make sure you keep up to date with our next blog in our Graduate to Teacher Interview guide, focusing on how to prepare for interview questions and school research.