Exeter College

To shape futures by delivering world-class education and training for our city and region.
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Paddleboarding, kayaking and picnics were among activities employees at Exeter College chose to take part in as part of staff development week, in July last year. The activities day promotes teamwork and provides a way for the college to thank the staff.

Award-winning Exeter College was established in 1970. It is the only further education college in Devon to be rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. The college provides tertiary education for between 10,000 and 12,000 students and offers learners a variety of ways into the industry or further study.

It was shortlisted for the coveted title of Times Educational Supplement FE College of the Year and the FE Week and Annual Apprenticeship Conference Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award.

In 2020, five inspirational BTEC students were recognised by Pearson's BTEC Awards. The college has also been given commended status at the Association of Colleges' Beacon Awards for its approach to mental health support and apprenticeship work.

The college employs more than 1,000 people and believes that they are at the heart of its organisation. It recognises that staff are its most valued asset and that success is a direct result of the quality of people who work there.

It says it is committed to developing a high-performance workplace, where engaged and talented people and teams achieve truly exceptional, sustained results by offering substantial staff development opportunities.

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Personal Growth

64% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

One of Exeter College's strategic aims is for all staff to become "digital citizens", so last year it launched its “digital futures” skills training. The four-tier programme is designed to help staff to develop and refine their digital skills, as well as inspire them to undertake the next tier.
Giving Something Back

69% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Staff have been working hard in the urban garden on the college's Hele Road site to make it "bee friendly" and will receive a plaque of recognition for their work to support the local bee population by planting areas and creating a suitable habitat.
My Manager

66% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

All new managers at the college are assigned a personal mentor, which is usually someone from a similar role but from another area of the organisation. All members of the leadership team are offered sessions with an external coach, which they can use for professional support or help with managing challenging situations.
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64% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

One of Exeter College's strategic aims is for all staff to become "digital citizens", so last year it launched its “digital futures” skills training. The four-tier programme is designed to help staff to develop and refine their digital skills, as well as inspire them to undertake the next tier.
Giving Something Back
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69% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Staff have been working hard in the urban garden on the college's Hele Road site to make it "bee friendly" and will receive a plaque of recognition for their work to support the local bee population by planting areas and creating a suitable habitat.
My Manager
96%

66% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

All new managers at the college are assigned a personal mentor, which is usually someone from a similar role but from another area of the organisation. All members of the leadership team are offered sessions with an external coach, which they can use for professional support or help with managing challenging situations.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1970
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
45
Employee average age
40% : 60%
Male : Female employee ratio
18%
Employees earning £35k+
15%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Education is a team sport, therefore listening to and acting on the ‘staff voice’ is a critical part of our success. I would say that our approach to working with ‘staff voice’, unions and the use of an annual survey; when combined, enables us to really hear the feedback from staff, we are an outstanding college because we have outstanding staff!

John Laramy, Principal and Chief Executive Officer - Exeter College

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