Scotland - 1 in 5 fails to find permanent job

18th December 2009 at 00:00

The number of unemployed post-probationers has soared fivefold since 2005.

The latest figures, published last week by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, also reveal that the number finding permanent jobs has plummeted to one in five. The survey shows that unemployment among teachers in the session after their induction year rose to 27.5 per cent this year, from 5.3 per cent in 2005. Only 20.2 per cent surveyed had a full-time permanent contract by October, down from 63.3 per cent in 2005, and from 30.6 per cent last year. Even including part-time permanent work, the figure drops from 66 per cent to 23.4 per cent since 2005.

The proportion on temporary contracts and in supply work, or who merely appear on supply lists, has more than doubled. Nearly half of post-probationers come into these categories (49.1 per cent), up from 23.4 per cent in 2005. hh.

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