Getting Your Best Job

Created on: 03 Dec 2018 | Last modified: 11 May 2023

This section is designed to help probationary teachers to find their first teaching post.

It provides information about how to find teaching adverts, advice on filling your application forms and advice on job interviews. This section also has general information about employment matters relating to teaching, including pensions, and starting your first job.

If you have any queries please contact your EIS Organiser.

Firstly, congratulations!

You have completed a course of study, undertaken placements, passed your assessments, and you have carried out or are still carrying out a year of probation teaching to get you to this point. What you have achieved should not be taken lightly so please take a moment to reflect on the dedication you have shown and the high quality of work you have provided, without which you would not have reached this point.

Don't forget the support of your Union!

As you set out in your career, your union the EIS, the largest education union in Scotland is here to support you at all stages in your career. Identify your EIS rep – they should introduce themselves to you at the start of your new term.

The deeper the EIS's member participation, the better we can support teachers by improving the working conditions and pay.