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Shortage of education professionals to meet demand in Essex

Local schools are experiencing a shortage of education professionals from support staff all the way up to head teachers. Teachers with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or a recognised teaching qualification, are highly sought after, particularly those professionals who have specialised in technical subjects such as maths and science.

Hazel Baxter, Senior Business Manager at Hays Education, comments: "Despite the current downturn there are skills shortages within the region and individuals with relevant experience and qualifications are in demand. We are currently looking both in and out of the region to meet these skills gaps and those who are interested in applying should contact the Hays Education team. It is promising that despite the downturn and the rising unemployment there is still demand for teaching professionals.''

Notes to editor

Hays Education is part of Hays plc (the "Group") the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

The Group employs 6,933 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • The Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158 million.
  • The Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments.
  • The temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees.

For more information please contact:

Sarah Swailes
T: 020 7630 4282