- There is a fairly constant demand for graduates in teaching and there is a shortage of teachers in certain subject areas, such as science and mathematics.
- There are over 2.9 million people working in education in the UK. (Source: NOMIS)
- All these institutions also need administrative staff and are supported by other educational bodies whose functions cover areas such as quality and examinations.
- Salaries are comparable to those of other jobs in the public sector and related professions.
- Rapid technological change has raised the priority given to education with the expectation that this sector will continue to expand as the need for higher level skills continues to grow.
- Many people start work in other sectors gaining in depth industry experience and then move in to education and training, to help develop the next generation.
South of England facts
- There are a wide range of organisations across the South of England which need teachers and support staff.
- In 2017 around 246,000 people worked in the education and training sector across the South West and 489,000 worked in the South East, which includes Oxford, Thames Valley and Solent. (Source: NOMIS)
- With population growth new schools are being built so there are more jobs becoming available in education.
- As nationally there are a shortage of teachers for subjects such as science, mathematics and languages.