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Teaching 'is a prestigious graduate job'

Published: Monday, 22 September 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Public sector

Teaching in a challenging environment is one of the most prestigious graduate jobs around, it has been claimed.

According to the Times, the profession is becoming increasingly attractive to university leavers and this is reflected by the success of Teach First its Top 100 Graduate Employer poll.

The body, a charity which encourages people to take up teaching roles in troubled schools, was ranked ninth in the poll.

Speaking to the news provider, James Darley, director of graduate recruitment at Teach First, said: "Graduates are now saying that teaching in a challenging secondary school is one of the most prestigious things I can do."

Those who meet the requirements of a 2:1 and at least three Bs at A level are given a six week training course before being sent into the classroom.

Graduates who opt for the scheme can then go on to train as a teacher or enter other careers.

Meanwhile, the Higher Education Careers Service Unit claims the current economic turmoil will mean accountancy skills are increasingly in demand.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18790955-ADNFCR

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