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Graduate jobs news: Teachers make good use of holidays
Monday, 28 July 2008
Teachers are more likely to use their summer break for going abroad than other workers, it has been revealed.
In research that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), reveals that 25 per cent of teachers head overseas during their holidays.
Those in education also get to spend more time with their families over their summer holiday, compared to those in HR, media and marketing, it revealed.
Graham Holley, chief executive of the TDA, said: "A teacher's work is immensely rewarding - there's no other job like it - but it is undeniably hard work during term-time. The six-week summer break is a well-deserved benefit offering time for relaxation as well as time to catch up."
Teaching offers a rewarding career to many people, including those looking for graduate jobs, he added.
Last week, Dr Charlie Ball, chief researcher for the Higher Education Career Services Unit, stated that the majority of graduate jobs sectors will avoid the impact of the current economic downturn.