People who have chosen a career in further education are in a special position to realise the potential in others and to offer them a dynamic and stimulating learning environment.
In education, you will find yourself working alongside likeminded colleagues who are committed to helping learners create themselves a better future and supporting them in their preparation for the world of work.
This is why, at Stratford-upon-Avon College, employees are chosen based on their desire for a challenge and who thrive in the satisfaction of really making a difference to others’ lives.
Chloe is a Level 3 Professional Cookery Apprentice at the college and recently took first place in a national catering contest. Employed as a Commis Chef at Stratford Manor, she had already emerged victorious from the preliminary rounds and was judged on her imagination and on her culinary and presentational skills.
‘I love being a chef – it involves thinking up interesting menus and creating new food combinations. I know that I’m still learning, but the college has been really supportive, and I’d like to thank them for helping me,’ she says.
Nick is one of the youngest and newest teachers at the College. He joined in January 2015 as a Student Support Assistant and, having quickly demonstrated his passion for education, was given the opportunity to do some part-time teaching just one month later.
In February he became a Learning Coach, mentoring students, and in August, when a full-time lectureship in photography became vacant, he got the job. As Nick progresses with his teaching qualification, the college will support him to achieve his full potential while he helps others to realise theirs.
Louise was a student at Stratford eight years ago and, during her two years there studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Business, she developed an interest in Human Resources.
‘The course and college prepared me for my future and I’m now a successful HR Practitioner,’ she says. ‘I recently returned to Stratford as an employee in its HR department – back to where it all started! I’ve returned to a place that helped me decide my career path and develop the skills I needed to progress. Now Stratford is supporting me in my study towards a postgraduate diploma.’
Stratford-upon-Avon College understands the importance of recruiting talented and passionate people. It recognises that its employees are central to all college achievements and to the success of its students. If you want to be part of this exciting establishment, then the college would like to hear from you.
The benefits of working at Stratford-upon-Avon College include:
- Excellent development opportunities in order to equip employees with the skills they need to progress their careers.
- The operation of two generous pension schemes – Local Government and Teachers’ Pension Scheme – both enabling employees to plan for their future retirement.
- Counselling under the auspices of The Validium Group – it operates a free and confidential helpline that provides an external outlet and support mechanism for employees, with all counsellors being registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Free staff parking, meaning that employees have the freedom and ease of parking on site without incurring any costs.
- Childcare voucher scheme, to help parents with these costs.
- Corporate gym membership deals at leisure centres and spas throughout the Stratford district, supporting employees to keep themselves well and healthy.
- Employee Benefits Platform available for all staff, offering a range of benefits including discounts at ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Interflora, Boots, Marks & Spencer and many more.
- Access to join Health Shield Cash Plan scheme, offering private healthcare for less.