Can I leave a fixed term contract a month early?

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I've been invited for a job interview - so I haven't actually got the job yet or anything. The thing is, the job is fixed term until next October, and I've recently been accepted on to a teaching course for 2021 which would start in September. I applied for the job before knowing I'd be accepted, so now I'm a bit stuck because I would like the job but I would have to leave a month early.

Is this something I could do, and should I mention it in the interview? Or should I just decline the job now?
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(Original post by HistoHoppers)
I've been invited for a job interview - so I haven't actually got the job yet or anything. The thing is, the job is fixed term until next October, and I've recently been accepted on to a teaching course for 2021 which would start in September. I applied for the job before knowing I'd be accepted, so now I'm a bit stuck because I would like the job but I would have to leave a month early.

Is this something I could do, and should I mention it in the interview? Or should I just decline the job now?
Yes. Take the job and then just give the correct level of notice.
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I've been invited for a job interview - so I haven't actually got the job yet or anything. The thing is, the job is fixed term until next October, and I've recently been accepted on to a teaching course for 2021 which would start in September. I applied for the job before knowing I'd be accepted, so now I'm a bit stuck because I would like the job but I would have to leave a month early.

Is this something I could do, and should I mention it in the interview? Or should I just decline the job now?
Yes, you can leave a job whenever you like if you give the required notice (max a month). It's fixed term only in the sense that it doesn't carry on after the end date (ie it's not permanent)
It would be polite to tell them now and leaving only a month early is unlikely to make them decide against you.
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I've been invited for a job interview - so I haven't actually got the job yet or anything. The thing is, the job is fixed term until next October, and I've recently been accepted on to a teaching course for 2021 which would start in September. I applied for the job before knowing I'd be accepted, so now I'm a bit stuck because I would like the job but I would have to leave a month early.

Is this something I could do, and should I mention it in the interview? Or should I just decline the job now?
As long as you give them the required amount of notice that you are going to leave, you can leave whenever you like. Check the contract but the notice required when leaving is usually 2-4 weeks.
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