Firstly may I say I'm not sure if I am posting this correctly/in the right place as I am new to TES. Basically, I have always wanted to go into teaching and during my time at secondary school I gained much classroom experience in both Religious Education and English: observing, teaching small groups, presenting etc. I once taught an entire A Level English Literature lesson on behalf of the teacher who was ill. Anyway, now that I am starting university and researching career prospects I am highly alarmed at the amount of unemployed and highly qualified teachers that exist. It seems a great struggle for anyone to secure a post. Despite the fact that the government teaching agency website suggests that there is a shortage of RE teachers, the internet is full of RE NQTs who cannot find jobs. English on the other hand is not considered a shortage subject, but NQT's seem to find it at least slightly easier to find job, in my school there was a far higher turnover of English Teachers than RS. I am finding myself doubting my current path, despite my absolute love of RE, i wonder whether I should be pursuing English instead, as I have achieved equally highly in it in the past and have enjoyed it [almost] as much as RS I have am studying Theology and Religious Studies at a Russell Group university, my A Level grades were A*AA and at GCSE I achieved 7 A*s and 2 A's. Upon leaving I was presented with two Leaver's Award's for academic excellence in RE and English Literature. I volunteer once per week in an inner city school. My university have informed me that I can switch to a joint honors degree in English Literature and Religious Studies at the end of this year and that this would allow me to continue with either for a PGCE. However, I am aware that joint honors applicants are often considered less desirable than single honors applicants who have more specialist knowledge, both by PGCE providers and schools. So, what do people with more experience/further along their career path than I think I should do? PGCE RE, or transfer to a joint honors degree and try to gain a place on an English PGCE, or even forget teaching due to the awful job market (I do not want to do this at all)? Thank you for any advice.