More North East graduates becoming teachers

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THE number of North East graduates interested in becoming teachers is on the up.

Latest figures show the number of calls to the Teaching Line from those inquiring about a new career in the profession looks set to beat last year’s numbers, with 2,300 calls in less than nine months.

The figures for the North East coincide with new data released from the Teaching Agency, revealing that perceptions of teaching are changing for the better, with 81 per cent of final year students viewing the occupation as one which has real status and good financial rewards.

According to the UK Graduate Careers Survey, schools and universities have moved up to become the second most popular type of employer, with nine per cent of graduates saying they wanted to work in this area, beaten only by advertising, PR and marketing at 11 per cent.

Anyone who would like to find out more about a career in teaching should visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/.