Careers at The Write Connection
Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP™)
What is TWC's Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP™)?
The Write Connection is a premier learning centre specialising in the teaching of English and Writing skills. We are looking to train aspiring teachers to become specialists and leaders in teaching English and Writing in the highly respected TWC Way.
Successful candidates at the end of the apprenticeship will be offered a full-time 2-year contract as a Teacher or a Management Trainee. You will be working at the following TWC centres: TWC Bukit Timah, TWC Parkway Parade, TWC Jurong Gateway, TWC Bishan, TWC Bedok, TWC Tampines, TWC Toa Payoh, TWC Sembawang, TWC Punggol or other new locations as our organisation expands.
Application is closed for our February 2020 Intake. Stay tuned to our social media and website for updates on our next intake!
As a Teacher, your primary focus will include the preparation and teaching of TWC classes, the meticulous marking of the work from your students, and close follow-up and service to parents of your students and all stakeholders. You will be working closely with your Reporting Officer, your centre teams as well as independently to ensure the smooth delivery and quality of these services.
For successful Apprentices who graduate to the Management Trainee track, in addition to your teaching responsibilities, you will be given exposure to different management responsibilities within the centre.
We have very stringent requirements at TWC when it comes to hiring teachers. We are always after the best in the industry. We’re looking for aspiring individuals with a growth mindset that will fit into TWC’s culture. Our teachers have to meet the following criteria:
Degree qualified by a reputable university in a related field (Law, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications). An Honours degree is preferred.
Have the heart to develop teaching skills and attributes to teach and support students of all learning abilities and grade levels.
Excellent work ethic.
Willingness to work according to TWC ethos and pedagogy.
Familiar with the Singaporean education system and requirements of various examinations.
High emotional intelligence, especially the ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders.
Willingness to work at multiple TWC locations if required.
Excellent academic track record (A* / A) particularly in English, English Literature and General Paper.
It is an advantage if you have taught in a reputable centre in the same industry and have a good track record in producing good results in your work.
Desire to pursue a long-term career at TWC. Willing to work on Friday nights (12:30 - 21:30) and Saturdays (8:30 - 18:30).
TWC is closed on Sunday.
Your Journey with TAP™
During the TAP™ training:
Learn teaching skills and TWC’s unique pedagogy.
Master growth mindset.
Become rooted in TWC’s company culture.
Learn scaffolding skills according to students' learning needs.
Take part in practicum and co-teaching to gain insights in real classroom scenarios.
Become a part of the respected TWC team and enjoy making a difference!
Interested applicants, please email a Cover Letter detailing:
Why you are interested in TWC’s Apprenticeship Programme.
Why you want to pursue a teaching career to teach English and Writing.
What your ultimate career and life goals are.
Send your Cover Letter and CV to hr@TheWriteConnection.com.sg
*VERY IMPORTANT*: Please state your grades for PSLE English, O Level English (and English Literature, if applicable) and A Level GP (and English Literature, if applicable). If you did not take the PSLE, O Level or A Level examinations e.g. you studied at an international school or you took the International Baccalaureate (IB), please provide grades of similar subjects.
Academic and English grades are emphasised for this job because you are applying for a technically demanding academic position to teach English and Writing skills. Candidates without a Cover Letter, or who do not provide requested grades, will not be advanced in our recruitment process.
1. Only Singaporeans and Singapore PRs need apply.
2. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
3. This position is only suitable for candidates who are pursuing a long-term career with TWC.
Hear From the TAP™ Graduates
The TAP™ was a great preparation in helping me find my feet as a young teacher. It allowed me to learn from my colleagues, and afforded me time and space to develop my own teaching style.
Brandon Lye, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, NTU
The TAP™ exposed me to teaching styles that truly value a child's learning. Through the apprenticeship, I had the chance to learn from more experienced teachers, while also receiving hands-on experience teaching students within the classroom. This has allowed me to perfect my own teaching style.
Ju Lyn Tay, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature, NTU
The programme helped me reflect on myself and strive towards becoming a better person. It also opened my eyes to the world of teaching. I never expected an apprenticeship to help me not only professionally but personally too!
Grace Chan, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature, NTU
The TAP™ really helped to ease me into the teaching profession. It made the transition from being a student to a working professional less intimidating. The guidance and feedback that I received throughout the training period motivated me to keep doing my best and to constantly work on improving myself.
Aishah Sudinshah, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, NTU
I really enjoyed myself during the Apprenticeship Programme because of the committed and friendly instructors, like-minded peers dedicated to becoming the best teachers they could be, and the positive and innovative methodologies imparted.
What I learned during the TAP™ has helped me to become not only a better teacher but also a better communicator to those around me. If you want to teach writing but have no experience in teaching whatsoever, this is definitely the best place to start.
Lee Min Yee, Bachelor of Law, SMU
I found the TAP™ to be insightful and deeply informative. I’ve learnt a lot from the intensive training sessions that were earnestly conducted, and was impressed by the scope of the coverage that prepared us for the classroom. I would recommend anyone considering a career in teaching English to join TWC via this programme.
Vikki Loh, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, NUS
The TAP™ was a valuable opportunity that allowed us to focus on building ourselves up as teachers. It has shaped the way I teach and interact with my students positively and purposefully.
Hannah Chee, Bachelor of Arts with Merit in English Literature, NUS
The TAP™ has allowed me to interact with a broad range of individuals who have expanded my perspectives on pedagogy and, more importantly, developed my interpersonal skills. The three months I spent in the programme have opened my eyes to the way a company’s values can be clearly espoused in its practices. I believe that, for aspiring applicants, there is no good substitute for this uniquely immersive programme. I say this because I am now thoroughly prepared to face the challenges of working in this dynamic and fast-growing company.
Hisyam Nasser, Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, University of York
The TAP™ addressed some common misconceptions about teaching, and showed me how to help a student achieve grade jumps in a short amount of time. I was sceptical at first, but putting the TWC method into action really helped my students make tremendous progress and gain much confidence and interest in writing! The Apprenticeship Programme invaluably increased my skills as an English teacher, and helped me develop a sharp eye in strategising for students’ success.
Karen Ho, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, Yale-NUS College