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Cognition Education Group launches UK teacher recruitment


New Zealand-headquartered Cognition Education Group launches UK government-funded career-changer teacher recruitment programme.

Headquartered in New Zealand, global education company, Cognition Education Group is being funded by the UK Department for Education to launch a new programme ‘Transition to Teach’ aimed at promoting teaching to career changers.

As part of the UK government’s commitment to invest over £10 million towards those changing careers to join the teaching profession, Cognition’s experienced team developed an exciting new initiative which aims to promote new career opportunities in teaching to successful professionals interested in changing careers.

Transition to Teach identifies and supports professionals who have already had a successful career in business and industry to make the transition to becoming a teacher. The ambitious scheme focuses on encouraging professionals to recognise how their existing skills and experience can be applied to the classroom environment, to make a positive impact on young people. Transition to Teach therefore works to support the UK government’s plan to assist schools in attracting talented teachers to provide an outstanding level of education across the country.

The programme will be managed by the UK based Cognition Education team, and participants on the programme receive tailored support at each stage of the process, from the initial application through to the end of their first year in teaching. An advisor is assigned to ensure the process runs seamlessly, helping each individual realise their full potential and successfully make the transition into the teaching profession.

Cognition Education is one of three organisations backed by this multi-million-pound investment to recruit and support up to 600 teachers over the next two years. Tina Lucas, Group CEO of Cognition Education said, “We passionately believe that those who have had successful careers in other sectors have tremendous experience that can be brought to bear in schools. We are proud to be leading this programme and to be highlighting the transferrable skills that individuals can bring to the classroom that will encourage and inspire the next generation.”

This is not the first initiative the company has managed in the UK to support teacher recruitment. Over the past two years the company was also awarded a contract to run the Further Pathways programme by the Education Training Foundation aimed at promoting teaching in the FE sector as a graduate career option.

Cognition Education Group was originally established in New Zealand and now successfully offers its expertise to more than 2000 clients across the world, including 30 governments, and has positively impacted the lives of more than two million learners worldwide.

For more information on Transition to Teach, please visit

About Cognition Education Group
Cognition Education Group is a leading global provider of education consultancy, professional learning, early years and primary tutoring, e-learning and publishing services. Since its inception in New Zealand in 1989 the Group has grown their operations to more than 26 countries, delivering some of the largest educational transformational projects in the world. The team work across public, private and not-for-profit sectors, helping clients ignite a passion for learning and create impact for learners of all ages.


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