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Graduates could consider a teaching career after Tory pledge

Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, has said that if he becomes the new prime minister, his government will actively seek out the best graduates to fill desirable teaching positions.

The leader of the opposition said in a speech yesterday that his party plans to ape the United States' system, where they offer financial incentives to lure the best graduates into teaching.

This news may come as a boost to students with first or second class honours, after Mr Cameron said that those with third class degrees should no longer be considered for the profession.

Mr Cameron also suggested that one method of attracting the best would be by offering to pay off graduates' student loans.

He said: "We're going to begin at source - at recruitment - and make sure we get the best people into the profession.

"At the moment, not enough of our brightest people consider going into teaching, especially those in the subjects we need."

The average annual pay for a teacher is £30,899, according to mysalary.co.uk.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19565651-ADNFCR

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