With more people facing redundancy, a growing number of professionals are turning to teaching. Applications for teacher training are up by 320%.
For The One Show, Anita Rani found out about the realities of being a teacher in the UK today.
Teacher training applicants gave various reasons for their interest in the profession. These reasons included: Greater job security, that teaching is 'worthwhile', the need for a career change, the pension scheme and strong unions.
But Anita also heard from teachers that although the job can be rewarding, the workload can be heavy and pupil behaviour challenging. Teaching, Anita was told, can cause instances of stress, anxiety and depression.
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