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If you are thinking of moving back to the UK...

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by the hippo, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Don't. I came across these comments from Theo on the "Jobseekers" forum.
    <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td class="post">It started from January, a sharp drop in the number of jobs on offer. It looks worse at the moment because this is, actually, always the worst time of year for jobs, so in a downturn it looks worse than ever.
    The print section is so thin . . .
    Overall there have been about 35% fewer jobs on offer this last year compared with, say, 3 years ago.
    Add to that the very high numbers of PGCE students who have not been able to start their induction. I do not yet have figures for the 2011 finishers, but I do know that the 2010 and 2009 finishers had less than 50% in jobs by Januray, compared to 80% 5 years ago.
    So fewer jobs, a backlog of unemployed PGCE students (there are 2009 and 2010 finishers still looking, as well as 2011 cohort), and schools with budget problems making short-term appointments only. It's grim out there.
    The only good thing is that there was a big cut in the numbers taken on to PGCE courses in September 2011, so in 2012 there will <u>not </u>be another big flood of new finishers.
    Have a good weekend - it's sunny here in London.
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  2. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Don't. I came across these comments from Theo on the "Jobseekers" forum.
    <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td class="post">It started from January, a sharp drop in the number of jobs on offer. It looks worse at the moment because this is, actually, always the worst time of year for jobs, so in a downturn it looks worse than ever.
    The print section is so thin . . .
    Overall there have been about 35% fewer jobs on offer this last year compared with, say, 3 years ago.
    Add to that the very high numbers of PGCE students who have not been able to start their induction. I do not yet have figures for the 2011 finishers, but I do know that the 2010 and 2009 finishers had less than 50% in jobs by Januray, compared to 80% 5 years ago.
    So fewer jobs, a backlog of unemployed PGCE students (there are 2009 and 2010 finishers still looking, as well as 2011 cohort), and schools with budget problems making short-term appointments only. It's grim out there.
    The only good thing is that there was a big cut in the numbers taken on to PGCE courses in September 2011, so in 2012 there will <u>not </u>be another big flood of new finishers.
    Have a good weekend - it's sunny here in London.
    </td></tr></table>
     
  3. ugh, not good
     
  4. libra28

    libra28 New commenter

    Oh My Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......I arrive at Christmas to take up a teaching position in London ... I guess its a very sad sad Happy Crimbo to me then !!!.... what's sad that when I left the UK in 2005, there was many a jobs and in 'those' days , there was huge competition to get the really good positions ... tragic to see how in a few years the country has radically worsened socially, Internationally and politically ,changes to the education system made a lot worse by the government s of the Uk.....Looks like I have no choice but to' face the music' of my glorious country...!!!!
     
  5. I have been warning a young American colleague to think twice about returning to the U.S for the same reasons.

    I have only been teaching 5 years (3 outside the UK in two different countries). Can't see myself ever going back to work there.
     

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