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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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If you are looking for the opportunity to retrain or advance in your current career, a part-time course could help you achieve your goal.

We offer a wide range of part-time course starting from September 2019.

A part-time course could help you:

  • Earn qualifications in your workplace
  • Improve your Maths, English and IT skills
  • Develop your expertise and progress at work
  • Put you on the fast-track to a new exciting career.

View our part-time courses here.

We offer part-time courses to anyone over the age of 18, whether you are just starting out or looking to further your career.

For more information about fees click here.

Please click on the links below to access the relevant documents:

Contract and Cleaning Specification

Pre-qualification questionnaire

Security Specification

 

We are delighted to be working with local teachers and educators across Northamptonshire as part of the #EducatingNorthants programme which was launched with an inspirational day of professional development at the University of Northampton’s Waterside campus.

Northampton College is keen to reach out to schools to help them to understand more about the wide range of technical, professional and apprenticeship options available for school-leavers. By working together, we can make sure that all our young people and their parents are fully-informed about exciting career pathways.

There are several ways in which we can support schools and inspire your students, preparing them for their next steps:

De-mystifying further education

We can help you to broaden your knowledge of post-16 options, putting you in a better position to advise your students and their parents. You can find out:

  • How apprenticeships are available up to degree-level and enable young people to earn a wage while they learn
  • How work placements form an integral part of college study programmes
  • How professional and technical Level 3 qualifications are often preferred by universities as alternatives to A Levels
  • How the new T Levels will work
  • How students can continue into higher education, remain at college and save money.
If you would like us to come into school and talk to your colleagues as part of a training session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01604 734030.


Careers advice

Our Futures careers advisers are available to provide advice and guidance within the local community including as part of visits to schools. They will be happy to discuss how they can support your careers education and guidance programme, by attending a careers fair, delivering an assembly or workshop, or arranging a taster day for your students.

If you would like to book an activity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01604 734030.


Ignite the Spark

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Our ‘Ignite the Spark’ initiative offers local secondary schools the opportunity to participate in a series of exciting activities to support the teaching of STEM subjects.

One-day events planned for 2019 include:

  • Masterclasses in science and maths led by the National Space Academy.
  • A Construction Engineering Festival which will provide local schools with the opportunity to participate in challenges and interactive workshops, led by TeenTech.
  • Hands-on workshops to introduce students to a range of tech and digital careers across broadcast media.
  • The Big Rig challenge which involves pupils competing against other local secondary schools to install a solar-powered water system on a large scaffold system.
Contact Victoria Murphy, Head of Marketing on 01604 734342 to find out more or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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