I have an Engineering degree and a PGCE in Physics and Science from Cambridge in the early 90s. At that time a QTS was awarded without a probationary year. Since then I've trained and worked as a chartered engineer and also taught Maths & Science GCSE as a private tutor (mainly to borderline students). I'd like to work as a teacher in a school (I have a young family now) and wonder if this is practical based on my limited experience. I've spent time training younger trainees and also given presentations to schools so enjoy working with young people. My only classroom experience was teaching 80% of the timetable for a term during my PGCE year, which I really enjoyed. I am thinking of volunteering in a local secondary school, and could also get a reference from the tutoring agency. What is the job market like in teaching at the moment? I am based in London but planning to move to the south west of England.