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Are you looking for a rewarding career with excellent benefits and prospects?


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 plumbing and heating.

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.

Mark Bradshaw
“I’ve been in and around carpentry all my working life, starting as an apprentice at 16...

Patrick Leavey
“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...

Phil O’Hara
"Having left school at 16 I worked for a small electrical company on a range of commercial projects while I was completing my apprenticeship, learning on the job and trying to push myself to understand more about the trade...

Jane Deery
“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...

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