Mandarin teachers & visa regulations – expert reaction

The Migration Advisory Committee has published a report on the recruitment and supply of teachers to the UK outside of the EU. Comment from Katharine Carruthers, Director, Confucius Institute, UCL-Insititue of Education on the findings in regard to Mandarin teachers:

“Teachers applying for the Mandarin PGCE from China can face visa delays.

Often the problem for teachers of Mandarin occurs when applying for jobs in the UK after they have finished their PGCE. It can be very hard for them, but not impossible, to find schools who are willing to engage with the process to secure the appropriate working visa for them.”

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