The British Council have opened applications for their English Teaching Graduate Scheme. It provides funding to help graduate UK nationals train as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) teacher.
TEFL is a popular choice for graduates wanting to spend some time travelling and living abroad. Some teach for a few months or years, while others turn it into a long-term career. Find out more about TEFL as a career choice.
The English Teaching Graduate Scheme pays for half of the costs of a CELTA or CertTesol qualification. The scheme also provides an additional one-day training course. Applications for this round close April 1st 2013, you would need to enrol on the TEFL course between April 1 and June 30 2013.
This could be a good choice for a UK national who graduated within the last 3 years who is not currently in full-time study or employment. Full eligibility criteria can be found on the FAQ page.