Jet Programme

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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding.

The programme was established in 1987, with 848 participants from four countries. Since then, the number of participants has increased significantly, with around 4,330 participants from 39 countries going to Japan in 2011.

There are two types of position available for UK graduates on the JET Programme: assistant language teacher (ALT) and coordinator for international relations (CIR). For ALTs, knowledge of Japanese or previous teaching experience is not required. We welcome applicants of all degree subjects.

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Successful candidates attend orientations in the UK and Japan.

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