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Teaching 'an increasingly popular graduate job'

Published: Friday, 26 September 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Public sector

People looking for graduate jobs are turning to teaching as the economic downturn continues, it has been claimed.

Data released by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) reveals more than one million people visited the teach.gov.uk website between March and September 2008.

This compares to 758,308 unique visits to the portal during the same period last year.

Graham Holley, chief executive of the TDA said: "These are worrying and unstable times for everyone, and it may be that people are looking toward teaching as a secure as well as rewarding career."

Teaching allows people to make use of a range of abilities including team management and communication skills, he added.

Recently, the Times reported comments by James Darley, director of graduate recruitment at Teach First, an education charity.

According to Mr Darley, working at a troubled school is now seen as one of the most prestigious graduate jobs around.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18799519-ADNFCR

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