Teach First Apprenticeship Review (3)

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are the Teach First interns being paid for the work they are doing, and if so, are they receiving the London Living Wage?


Answer for Teach First Apprenticeship Review (3)

Answer for Teach First Apprenticeship Review (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Teach First participants are paid full time for the two years of their programme whilst they train towards their Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The work placement at the GLA is voluntary, with travel and lunch expenses paid by the GLA. The five Teach participants undertook their placements for between 2-3 weeks each. This is in line with the GLA’s approach which is to offer short unpaid work experience placements linked to education.


These opportunities are for individuals over the course of their study, where the placement offered supports requirements of individuals’ educational course.