“I’ve been in and around carpentry all my working life, starting as an apprentice at 16 with Andrew Moriarty and studying my Level 3 site carpentry in the evenings. I then became self-employed and partnered up with my best friend. We worked together on various projects around the county for eight years before I made the move into the education sector. I have worked at a number of colleges, working as a technician, instructor and lecturer and am currently curriculum manager for construction at Northampton College. Being able to teach in our new state-of-the-art ACE Centre is fantastic and it gives our students the best possible start to their careers.”
“I originally trained and completed my degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and then went on to work in industry as an Electronic Engineer within the field of military electronics and semiconductors working for companies such as BAE Systems, GEC and RS Components.
“I was looking for a change of career into teaching and fell into maths purely by accident, eventually spending five years as Curriculum Manager for Maths. I led an underperforming department to become one of the leading Maths FE departments in the country which was incredibly rewarding. In 17 years of teaching I know I have made a difference to hundreds of lives – work doesn’t get much better than that.”
“I had never considered teaching when I started out as an apprentice electrician, but as soon as I took on the challenge, I knew it was the career for me. My years in industry meant that my teaching was relevant to students, which they really valued. Teaching is not easy – it’s incredibly challenging, but incredibly rewarding. The opportunity to see the progression of students from their first day in the classroom to seeing them working on site for major employers, or even running their own company, is something to cherish. You get an enormous sense of pride and real job satisfaction knowing that you have made a real difference to that person's life."
Are you looking for a rewarding career with excellent benefits and prospects?
If so, check out the exciting opportunities available within a career in education.
Come along to our staff recruitment fair on Thursday 9 January, 5.30pm - 7.30pm and find out more.
We are currently seeking to recruit staff who have a strong interest in educating and training the next generation of skilled workers, with a particular focus on construction (all trade disciplines), electrical installations, and plumbing and heating.
Games Design & Digital Applications
We are also looking for staff to join our Digital Academy with expertise in games design, coding, generic digital skills, virtual and augmented reality, technology deployed in contemporary industry practice such as UAVs, diagnostic instrumentation, simulators, smart transportation, and environmental and carbon reduction technology-based solutions such as smart metering and renewable energy sources.
Click on the date below to book your place.
You don’t need any previous experience of working as a qualified teacher/trainer as you will be able to study for teaching or training and assessor qualifications, which the College will fund. You will be working in an environment whereby you will be supported and guided to achieve success in the role.
This is an opportunity to use the knowledge you have gained in your career in a highly rewarding role. So, if you are interested in learning about a career which can transform people’s lives and are interested in joining our team of dedicated and committed professionals, please read on to discover why you should consider working for Northampton College:
Many of our staff involved with the ACE Centre had former careers in industry. Click on the profiles below to read why some of our employees decided a career in Further Education and ultimately Northampton College was the right choice for them.
So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, or want to discover how your skills could transfer to a role at Northampton College, then don’t miss the opportunity to come and have an informal discussion with our team and to see our new facilities. We look forward to welcoming you to our College.