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  • Year established:
    1923
  • Website:
    http://www.bridgend.ac.uk
  • Contact
    • Bridgend College, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, United Kingdom, CF31 3DF
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About Bridgend College

Bridgend College is a further education college supporting over 6,000 students and employing over 600 members of staff across its four campuses in Bridgend, Pencoed, Queens Road and Maesteg.

The college offers an extensive range of courses, from entry level through to degree level, in over 20 vocational areas. Over 50% of their learners reside in some of the most socially deprived wards in Wales and their mission is to enable and inspire every learner to 'Be all that you can be'.

The college hold five professional development days each year, which are themed across various strands of their strategic plan. On these days, the whole college stops and comes together to learn, share and reflect on practice. They find that this encourages new employee connections to form and supports a more holistic understanding of how they all support the common vision of supporting employees and students to 'Be all that you can be'. All events are evaluated and feedback is used to improve their approach to working practices.

Bridgend College has an employee assistance programme, 'Care First', which offers both telephone and online advice on a wide range of subjects from financial advice to advice for careers, in addition to a 24 hour telephone counselling service. Factsheets are also available for elder care and other caring responsibilities.


What is it like to work for Bridgend College

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Bridgend College aims to support employees and students to 'Be all you can be' and to create an environment where people can thrive. Their multifaceted approach includes: Digital skills development, Unlimited access to E learning Platforms, Learning and sharing events, Coaching and mentoring, Out to Industry Days and much more.    
My Team
My Team
Bridgend College holds a 'back to industry' day for employees to discuss innovative working practices in other organisations and reflect together on what could be adopted or improved in their own department or across the wider organisation.  
My Company
My Company
Students are invited to be part of interview panels where possible. The College does this to observe the applicants view of students, and also to help students learn about the process of interviewing and develop key skills. 

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Male : Female:

    32% / 68%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff:

    643

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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