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University leavers chose graduate teaching jobs

Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2009   Category: Public sector

A new survey of the graduate recruitment market has found that more university leavers are heading for jobs in the teaching sector.

The High Fliers UK Graduate Careers Survey 2009 report found that, while teaching was the third most popular career choice for those leaving university in 2008, it topped the list this year, with applications for the public sector rising by a sixth.

Many of those looking for graduate jobs have shunned industries such as investment banking, which saw graduate applications drop by a third this year despite being one of the top destinations for university leavers last year.

Sectors such as media and marketing have also been popular during the recession, while more applications for graduate accounting jobs were submitted than any other industry early on in the year.

A spokesperson for the Training and Development Agency for Schools recently said that there will "always" need a for maths and science teachers, providing hope for graduates applying for jobs in that area.


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