I am a PGCE student, coming to the end of my course. I have applied for 25 jobs and have had four interviews. The teaching jobs I have applied for have been in Business Studies, ICT and Economics. (2 interviews for ICT, 1 for Business, 1 for Economics). I am 49 years old and have had a good career in IT and business, which I feel would add a depth/breadth to my teaching. In one interview I had the distinct impression that there was an issue with my age/experience. Am I just facing the same problems as other NQTs or is there an issue with ageism in the education sector? Also, I have now run out of jobs to apply for ... what can I do next ... do I give up on my dream of teaching? Any (good!) advice welcomed.