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230 New Graduate Teaching Jobs For Northern Ireland

21 May 2013

230 New Graduate Teaching Jobs For Northern Ireland

A new scheme will offer graduates the chance to apply for over two hundred teaching positions in Northern Ireland within the next few weeks.

In total 230 new teaching jobs will be on offer for students who have graduated since 2010 and recruitment will get underway early next month to fill the positions.

Only 1 in 20 teaching graduates managed to find full time roles after leaving Northern Ireland institutes last year, so it is hoped that the new scheme will redress the balance in 2013.

Adrianne Peltz, president of the Union of Students in Ireland said the new jobs were a great opportunity for newly qualified teachers: “The economic downturn has hit new graduates very hard and it is important that government finds ways of utilising their skills to their potential,” offered Ms Peltz.

The downside to the new Northern Ireland jobs is that they are not permanent; all of the roles on offer are for a two year period only - at least initially.

Education Minister, John O’Dowd said that £12 million had been invested in the scheme which should help both pupils and graduate teachers of Northern Ireland alike.

“As well as targeting those young people who are at risk of underachieving and helping them achieve to their full potential, this scheme will also be a welcome boost for 230 of our recently qualified teachers as it gives them the opportunity to secure valuable teaching experience over the next two years,” said Mr O’Dowd.

The new recruits will start teaching in the next academic year this September, with just less than a third of the jobs on offer in primary schools and the majority in post-primary positions.

As well as trying to find teaching jobs in Northern Ireland for graduates, we also do our best to source other other opportunities for students in Belfast and other regions. From bar work to retail jobs, from fundraising openings to events work, there is a variety of full and part time work on offer for students in Northern Ireland. Have a quick look what is currently available now on our Northern Ireland Student Jobs section.

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