I’ve now finished my PGCE and I have applied for upwards of 30 jobs. However I’m having the worst luck trying to secure a role, my applications are either swiftly rejected or ignored. I’ve had only one interview and was shortlisted down to the last two candidates, I had a second interview lined up and the school never got in touch with me at the allotted time and haven’t answered my emails or calls, and I’ve also been emailed about other roles I’ve applied for with schools telling me they’ve decided not to recruit for the role. I’m struggling terribly to find ANYTHING for September and its becoming really disheartening. My uni mentor has looked over my cv and covering letter and said they both look fine. I’ve since applied to do a masters this September and been accepted as I’ve been unable to secure a role, (i thought it would be an extra bonus to my subject knowledge and my CV to have a masters degree) and thought I’d hopefully get a job next September. I know the current climate isnt at all helpful for finding a job! I’m now worried though that I’ll have to pay back the bursary as someone (I’m not sure if it was a rumour) told me it had to be paid back if you weren’t actively applying for a job or didn’t take a teaching job. Obviously I’ve been applying like mad but I’m having awful luck, but do I have to pay back the bursary if I’m not in a teaching role? It’s certainly not for lack of trying and I’m also considering getting myself on with an agency for supply work on days that I’m not in university.