Not so easy to find first job
This is not true of all graduates. It took a lot of courage to go back to university, aged 45, and do a postgraduate certificate in education course, but I enjoyed it immensely and feel I have a lot to offer any school.
My enhanced clearance application was "lost" for months, meaning I could not take up any offers of employment until the January after I completed my course. And there are very few jobs in this area.
To take up the points in the editorial, I am not in a position to move house, being a single parent with children in GCSE year, A-level year and final year at university. This would be far too disruptive for them.
I regularly do supply work in Monmouthshire and in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. So two years on from graduation, I am in my final term of short supply. (I got an extension from the local education authority on the regulation four terms) and facing the prospect of leaving a career I waited 20 years to join. Oh for a knight on a white charger - with a contract in hand.
Avril Seabury Wayside Cottage Llandogo, Monmouthshire Opinion 23, more letters 25