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Teacher training 'leads to fulfilling graduate jobs'

Published: Friday, 11 July 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Public sector

Science and maths degree holders looking for graduate jobs might be happier teaching, it has been claimed.

According to research by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), almost half of such graduates do not get to use their skills in work, reports the Independent.

However, those entering the world of teaching will find themselves using their skills more often, according to John Connolly, head of recruitment at TDA.

Speaking to the newspaper Mr Connolly said: "Teaching is a job where you will use the knowledge you spent all those years getting.

"You get to pass it on and you have to keep your wits about you as you never know what a class is going to ask you."

Those hunting for graduate jobs could be eligible for a £9,000 bursary and a golden hello, he added.

Yesterday, Phil Sheridan, managing director for Robert Half in the UK, claimed the nation's firms are using graduates to fill financial job vacancies.

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