South African Teachers

Do you teach a shortage subject?

  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Science (with an element of physics)
  • Computer Science

These are subjects which are highly sought after in the UK.  So much so that the UK Government has designated them as ‘shortage subjects’ and allows UK schools to identify the South African teachers they want and issue them with a Certificate of Sponsorship and a Visa to come and work in the UK.

Do you have UK ancestry?

If you are able to prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK you are eligible for a Visa to come and work in the UK.

EU Nationals

Whilst the UK has voted to leave the European Union, nothing has changed yet.  There is still time for EU passport holders to re-locate to teaching jobs in the UK.

We want you!

UK schools have not been shy in opening their doors to South African teachers.  With comparable qualifications and cultural synergies, South African candidates are warmly welcome in London and throughout the UK.


The thought of international relocation is inevitably daunting.  Hourglass Education’s experience of recruiting from South Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and throughout Europe means we understand the hurdles and anxieties our overseas teachers face.  A leader in the UK education recruitment market, Hourglass Education has well established relationships with client schools, colleges and teaching professionals.  We know how important it is to find the right job for each individual.

For more information, and to find out whether you are eligible to work in the UK, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Phone: 0800 014 2688