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Shortage of teaching staff to meet demand in Newcastle

A large number of Newcastle's schools, private nurseries, state nurseries and children's centres are struggling to find suitably qualified workers, according to Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert. Individuals with the relevant level two or three qualifications combined with nursery or school based experience are in high demand across Tyne and Wear. In addition there is a shortage of suitably qualified secondary school teachers with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or a recognised teaching qualification, specialising in core subjects such as maths, science and English.

Diane Robertson, Area Manager at Hays Education in Newcastle, comments: "Despite the current downturn there are skills shortages within the region and those individuals with relevant experience and qualifications that are interested in applying should speak with one of our consultants. Nursery nurses and teachers are crucial to the local education system as they work to ensure that the children in their care are well educated as well as safe, happy and stimulated.''

For further information contact Hays Education on 0191 2619243 or visit

About Hays

Hays Education is part of Hays plc (the "Group") is 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 over 6,700 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 £158.0 million;
  • the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
  • the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
  • Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:

Alexandra Tucker
T. 020 7259 8821