'Want to solve the recruitment crisis? Simples. Pay teachers more and treat them with the respect they deserve'

Follow my simple plan and graduates will be only too keen to become teachers, insists Oliver Beach.


One of the first concepts taught in economics is that "scarcity breeds value". Its application is omnipresent: dating, concert tickets and recruitment. 


For example, esteemed advertising firm Saatchi and Saatchi has a formidable graduate recruitment scheme, which involves hundreds of budding creatives navigating a series of hurdles towards the coveted five spots. Saatchi and Saatchi isn’t desperate for folks to apply: eager graduates are queuing round the corner.


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