Education Jobs Go In Devon

The number of people working in education in the South West's dropped 3.2% in the last few months.

New official figures show cutbacks are starting to affect our teachers & classroom assistants.

Unions have been predicting major job losses in the public sector for some time, but the number of people working in the NHS here's actually increased recently. Despite that, the TUC say any changes made by the new government won't really start showing through for some months yet, especially until we hear the outcome of October's budget review.

Public sector cuts remain a big concern for Devon though, with our hospitals, schools, councils, universities, military bases and institutions like the Met Office some of the county's biggest employers. In parts of Plymouth 70% of the population's employed in the public sector. In Exeter it's around 50%.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Toby Anstis

10am - 1pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Toby Anstis

On TV: Live With Emeli Sande

12pm - 12:30pm

Watch heart TV

  • Emeli Sande Emeli Sande Live - Part 1


  • Soft Cell Tainted Love



  • Calvin Harris I'm Not Alone



  • Take That Could It Be Magic