Hello guys, I'm pretty new to these forums, hope you can give me some help. In May I'm due to finish University. I've been studying for a Bachelor of Accountancy with Mathematics, I'm in my Honours year and I'm hopeful of getting a 2:1. I've been thinking for a while of applying to do teacher training to become a secondary Mathematics teacher - although my degree's in two subjects Mathematics is the one I enjoy the most, and I have been tutoring school pupils over the past three years and have an excellent record of getting them through their exams with good grades. I've really enjoyed teaching them as well and I've had a lot of praise from these pupils and their parents for making Maths seem interesting and accessable. I've got my application in and my University tutor has just completed my reference. However I'm not sure whether to go ahead with the application or not. Although I would love to be a Mathematics teacher, my fiancee has been one of the unfortunate souls who graduated as a primary teacher three years ago and has since struggled to find any kind of work whatsoever, struggling by on the odd supply day here and there, which are drying up even further due to the sheer amount of prospective primary teachers there are - I'm sure you all know what the situation is like. I had heard that secondary does not have the same vast numbers of prospective teachers, and that mathematics especially is a subject that is quite in demand throughout the country (I'm willing to move elsewhere in Britain or even abroad once qualified) - but from what I am hearing this is becoming less and less the case, particularly with local authority cuts. So my question is - do I go for it or not? The last thing I want is to graduate and struggle for work - I just want to be in work and able to teach. But I'm not sure if I should go for it this year (meaning I'd be doing my teacher training in 2011-12 and probationary year in 2012-13) or to hold off for a couple of years and see if the situation improves. Any of you guys in a similar boat and could offer any advice? It would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!