What is BeTTER?

The BeTTER Job Programme is a continuation of a brokerage scheme which was piloted in 2021 to connect Beginning Teacher (BeT) and Teacher Education Refresh (TER) graduates with schools/kura, to assist schools that have:
had more challenges in recruiting staff for reason like location
specific vacancies in hard to staff subjects (e.g. maths, science and Te Reo Māori)
If you are appointed to an eligible vacancy on a one-year fixed term or permanent contract, we will support you with a $5,000 gross grant for the first year of teaching in an eligible school/kura. This grant will be available for a second year if you continue working at an eligible location. 
You may also be eligible for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme (VBS) which repays a portion of student loan if you remain in the eligible school/kura. If you do not have a student loan, the sum is paid to you:
     $10,500 in year 3*
     $3,500 in year 4
     $3,500 in year  5

*TeachNZ Scholarship Recipients are not eligible for the VBS through the BeTTER scheme