Teaching Applications on the Up

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The sales of apples are going to go through the roof!  That’s right, apple farmers around the country are rubbing their hands together at the latest recession themed news, which has seen the number of graduates attempting to enter the teaching profession raise by 10%.  10%, why if I had any sort of a 10% raise there’d be one or two very happy individuals.

This kind of raise is expected to continue as 80% of teachers are in favour of more graudates looking to join the profession and the Training and Development Agency reports that Government initiatives won’t be stopping either.  The golden hand shake and fast track training that was introduced for those training to be a science or maths teacher will continue as it’s triggered a 45% growth in teacher training enquiries. 

The good people at Hays education have been out with their clipboards finding out these wonderful stats and they’ve also found out that 59% of teachers are happy with the balance of their life (career vs. Personal life).  It must be all those holidays.  Martyn Best (my soon to be new best friend) from Hays Education said: “Interest in teaching jobs has increased during the recession. Naturally, people are looking for the added job security but also taking stock and assessing they really want a career – particularly if they have been made redundant and feel let down by their previous employer”.  If you’ve always wanted to be a teacher when you finally grow up why not check out these videos [http://www.herecomestheboss.com/controller.php?action=SearchClips&s=teaching&x=0&y=0]? They could help you along the way.



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