Posted on March 23, 2014 at 10:53 am
There are two main factors that can totally affect the destiny of many UK children and the type of job they intent to get in future after school: the way they get the education and to whom it is administered. This is because going to school is very important in every child’s future life. Due to this fact, education recruitment is very important and extremely special field. There is an acute shortage of adequately qualified and trained teachers in the United Kingdom. The UK government has spent has spent a lot of money and resources in professional teacher recruitment and their development.
Two loyalties come with education recruitment. The first one is focused on school or college and the second one is focused on the teacher. In UK, people who were teachers at some point in their life manage many recruitment agencies. This has put them at a better place to carry out the recruitment process of people who end up being teachers in UK schools. The colleges or schools normally inform these agencies whenever they have a vacant teacher position that need to be filled. If that given area lacks a specialist teacher, then the recruiting agency may suggest to the school to start with the available supply teacher until the specialist teacher is found. Once the agencies get the teachers consent, their resumes are given to the colleges and schools that require them.
Education recruitment agencies in the United Kingdom are a big business. A good number of permanent teaching posts are currently being done by the supply teachers since teaching has evolved to become a highly recognised career where burnout is very common. Many teacher recruitment agencies in the UK have a database of teachers that contain information such as their geographical location, their skill, expertise, level of experience, and many more. Shortages and staffing needs in many areas is mainly addressed by the teacher recruitment. A good example is when a given area has a shortage of chemistry or physics education specialist in London and Maths, Religious education, or English specialist in Manchester.
Shortage of teachers in the United Kingdom is a very crucial matter to an extent that even the classroom deputies are currently being used as teachers. This has made the UK government to prioritise on the education recruitment to an extent that it has launched graduate teachers plan to address this shortage. This program is made to work in a way that it compensates the teachers when they are undergoing training when attached to a given school. Many of the teachers will remain in supply teaching for some months until an appropriate position comes along. Newly graduated teachers in the UK are assured of a starting salary even before formal employment but this still has failed to totally address shortage of high school teachers who are specialists in a given subject. A good number of teachers in UK apply for oversees teaching jobs. These foreign positions are found in agencies, newspapers, and recruitment exhibitions.
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