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“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.”



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“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.”

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“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."



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staff recruitment fair 2020 web pageAre 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.

Construction Engineering

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.

We need:

  • People to teach theoretical and practical aspects of our courses

  • Assessors/trainers for Apprenticeship programmes

  • Technicians/demonstrators to support students in practical workshop settings

  • Academic Coaches – this role supports students through their learning journey

  • People to teach English and maths

  • Learning Support Assistants.

Click on the date below to book your place.

Thursday, 9 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton NN3 3RF

Why should I consider a career in teaching?

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:

  • It will revitalise your career in a fresh and exciting way, enabling you to build on or develop new skills and thus enhancing your career opportunities.

  • The roles that we are seeking to fill can be undertaken in a flexible way to compliment your lifestyle. Although the work is demanding, there are opportunities to choose between working full-time, part-time, evenings and potentially Saturdays. If you are feeling disillusioned with a 9-5 grind, this may be perfect for you. We offer generous holiday schemes, with holiday entitlement ranging from 24 to 42 days per year (dependent on role) plus a total of 11 Bank Holidays/Closure Days.

  • We offer excellent defined contribution pension schemes, which both the employee and College contribute to; the College’s contribution, dependent on the pension scheme for your role, being the equivalent of either 18.6% or 23.68% of your salary.

  • Northampton College is one of the top performing colleges in the country and the leading provider of further education in the South East. We’ve invested £100 million in industry standard facilities including a new Advanced Construction Engineering (ACE) Centre at our Booth Lane Campus designed to train the next generation of construction professionals. The state-of-the-art ACE Centre, which includes a revolutionary ‘Digital Lab’ featuring a Virtual Reality classroom, 3D printing facilities and industry-standard workshop equipment, will provide training opportunities for up to 350 students on full time Study Programmes, professional development courses for adult students and Apprenticeships.

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.

If you would like to speak to a member of recruitment team for more information, please either ring telephone number 01604 734059 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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