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Military veterans are to be offered a £40,000 grant to retrain as teachers.

According to the Sunday Times, the bursary will be available from September for anyone who has left the Army, Royal Navy or RAF in the past five years - and wants to teach priority subjects like science or computing.

The paper says the scheme will be announced this week, replacing Troops to Teachers programme, which was set up by the former Prime Minister David Cameron four years ago.

The new bursary will apparently be paid in the final two years of a three-year teaching degree.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said;

"Through leadership, teamwork and problem solving, veterans are ideally suited for a career in teaching."

It comes amongst increasing efforts to get more young people interested in STEM subjects. 

The Royal Navy and RAF have teamed up with BAE systems and are currently putting on roadshows at various schools to demonstrate that science, technology, engineering and maths are far from dull options.