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UK job offers increase for Irish teachers


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 18/02/2013. UK job offers increase for Irish teachersTags: Teachers News

Irish teachers are increasingly being offered jobs in the UK, with recruitment companies travelling to Dublin in order to hire staff.

A Jobs Expo in Croke Park has seen more than 1,000 overseas posts offered to out of work Irish teachers, with the positions promising the same pay as jobs at home, the Irish Independent reports.

It is hoped the move will benefit primary and secondary schools in England that are currently suffering from skills shortages, with maths, science and English teachers being targeted in particular.

Geoff Brown, director of Hourglass Education Recruitment - one of the companies taking part in the drive - revealed his firm was hoping to source around 100 maths teachers, in addition to a similar amount for chemistry and physics.

Mr Brown stated: "What we do is monitor the situation around the world and see where there are places where there might be more teachers than there are jobs."

Written by Donal Walsh ADNFCR-2163-ID-801541780-ADNFCR


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