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Melbourne

Every year Teach In supports hundreds of teachers from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA in embarking on a UK teaching experience. We have offices in Canada (Toronto) and Australia (Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney), plus a team in Perth. All of our overseas team members are qualified teachers with experience in living and working in other countries, making them uniquely qualified to help you with your move.

Meet the Team

australia gemmaGemma Yates – Group International Manager

Gemma is responsible for overseeing all international teacher placements. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Gemma has worked in education recruitment for over 10 years, previously managing our flagship Brighton (UK) branch, leading campaign managed solutions for schools, and creative bespoke partnerships with LEAs, cluster groups and collaborations, and Academy Trusts. Originally qualified as an English teacher, Gemma taught in a range of secondary schools in Manchester, UK.


teach in melbourne officeElizabeth Thiessen- International Candidate Manager

Elizabeth spent two years in the UK working in Education Recruitment, before relocating back to her home town Melbourne, to join Teach In’s overseas team as an International Candidate Manager. Not only is she passionate about recruitment and helping educators find their dream job but she is a strong advocate for taking the leap and progressing your career on an overseas platform. Having actually moved from Australia to England herself, she is able to provide first-hand experience for candidates and support them from start to finish.