Vacancies For Teachers – Where Are The Youngest Teachers In The World Working?

Vacancies for teachers won’t be specific about age, although sometimes experience can play a part depending on the role being advertised. But there is one country in Europe where the average age of a primary school teacher is younger than anywhere else. Where is it you ask? It’s in the UK.

Britain has, according to a study carried out by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in 2013, more secondary schools teachers under 30 than anywhere else in Europe. The figure is 31%. The average figure for those in Europe who are in teaching jobs and under 30 is 13%. Why is it that so many young people choose to go into teaching in Britain, compared to their European counterparts? It could perhaps have something to do with their starting salary that is higher on average, compared to the rest of Europe. And even after 10 years of teaching, the difference in salaries becomes greater with UK teachers earning around £28,700, but the rest of Europe being closer to £23,000. Another reason that so many teaching vacancies are being snapped up by the younger teachers could be that they have only recently been inspired by wonderful teachers themselves. These teachers have given their students the skills and interest they need to go into teaching for themselves. The UK’s excellent teacher training courses create some of the best teachers in the world, and these teachers go on to inspire young people to follow in their footsteps.

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