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Shortage of education professionals to meet demand in Kent

Local secondary schools in Kent are experiencing a shortage of suitably qualified teachers, according to Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert. Teachers with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or a recognised teaching qualification, specialising in core subjects such as maths, science and English are in high demand.

Rob Buckingham, Senior Business Manager at Hays Education, comments: "The latest unemployment figures show that full-time employment fell by 113,000 to 21.2 million, while part-time employment did not rise fast enough to compensate. It is therefore very promising that there is still demand for teaching professionals in the region. Individuals with relevant experience and qualifications that are interested in applying should speak with one of our consultants who are able to provide expert career advice."

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:

Alexandra Tucker
T: 020 7630 4282