Is anyone else thinking of a career change before this one has even started? I completed a PGCE in PE at Uni of Southampton from 2008/09 and since then I've been doing supply work (18 months) and I'm beginning to lose hope. I've worked at, pretty much, every type of school there is, taught pupils from 4-18yrs aswell as teaching subjects across the curriculum. I didnt sign up for any of this yet I havent had a choice. Last years lack of male PE teaching jobs concerned me but I always thought I'd land a position in a school, any school but it didnt happen. When you're up against over 100 applicants for every job, its extremely difficult to even get an interview, let alone the job itself. And trying to get feedback from schools asking why you were unsuccessful is like trying to get blood from a stone, not really fair when you've spent days on the application form. Even before applying, phoning schools for a look around, going that extra mile, is virtually impossible, they just dont want to know. The whole situation worries me as universities across the UK keep churning out PE graduates every year so competition gets increasingly difficult. There werent many jobs out there last year but when comparing it to this year, the reality is frightening. I'd already applied for 4-5 jobs this time last year but there just arent any advertised this year. At present there are 6 jobs nationwide, 5 female and 1 Head of Dept. I'd be teaching abroad in a flash if I could but I need to do this dam NQT year. I'm not looking for answers, I'm just wondering are there many people as concerned about the situation as me. I've longed to be a PE teacher, worked hard throughout university, I have a decent CV, coaching badges, a vast amount of experience teaching, coaching and participating as well as specialising in a number of sports, however, it seems like all this just isnt enough.