The Nova Pioneer Apprentice Teacher Program is a highly competitive teacher preparation program. Through hands-on experience in Nova Pioneer schools, mentorship, and tailored professional development, Apprentices develop the skills necessary for leading high-achieving classrooms. After completing the program and their studies, Apprentices are great candidates for full-time positions at Nova Pioneer and are very strongly considered for teaching roles that would begin after completion of their studies.
The apprentice program is 1-2 years in length depending on where you are in your studies and your progression toward competency in the Nova Pioneer teaching approach.
About Nova Pioneer
Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.
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The apprenticeship offers a competitive stipend as well as study and examination leave. Apprentices will participate in professional development review points throughout the year and will be assessed against Nova Pioneer’s Career Pathways Competency framework. They must meet the prescribed requirements and may be offered a permanent position if i) a position is available and ii) if they have met the competency requirements to be a resident teacher.
How to Apply:
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
To apply, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.
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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.
Working at Nova Pioneer
Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing personal development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.