When studets have finished at universit – finally emerging as a post graduate with that all important degree certificate, life can then suddenly become bewildering. So much emphasis and energy goes into the years at upper school, getting those GSCEs and A levels, with all the other testing in between. Once the next phase, the three or four years at a university, are completed, suddenly there’s the need to get a job. Actually knowing what you want to do is never any easier. Unless a student has gone into the uni with a defined career in mind and is thus on the right degree or master’s course, many students have no idea what to do afterwards. It can then be that a student decides to look at teaching. They need a minimum bachelor’s honours degree but then signing on for a post graduate certificte in education will get them their teaching qualification. There will still be the essential classroom teaching experience, and the need to work a year as a newly qualified teacher with mentoring – but a long term career is very much available.