Student teachers defecting to jobs in industry

Graduates looking elsewhere for better pay and job security

8th November, 2015
Gerry Quinn,Teachers Union of Ireland president

Student teachers of home economics, science and languages are starting to look to industry for careers.

More than half of new home economics teaching graduates have been snapped up by Ireland’s major food companies, this newspaper has learned.

The hiring of the majority of the most recent class of prospective home economics teachers from St Angela’s College in Sligo by the food industry has highlighted a mounting crisis in the supply of teachers...

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