Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Further Education College Provider
  • Year established:
    1992
  • Website:
    https://www.hopwood.ac.uk/
  • Contact
    • Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale Road, Middleton, Lancashire, M24 6XH

About Hopwood Hall College

Hopwood Hall College are a further education college provider with over 200 courses on offer. They aim to provide the widest range of quality education and training to learners in the borough of Rochdale and beyond, to ensure they achieve their individual, educational and employment goals while meeting the skills needs of the region.

Their core values include: equality of opportunity, treating everyone with respect, a climate of openness and trust, celebrating the achievements of students and staff, and encouraging innovation and development.

As part of their social responsibility, all staff and students nominate and vote for their main charity on an annual basis. In addition, they undertake a variety of additional activities for their local community, including a “Friday Night Dinners” scheme and a “You’re Hired” event that prepares learners to go out into the community for voluntary and paid work

The college is based across two campuses in Rochdale and Middleton, situated north-east of Manchester.


What is it like to work for Hopwood Hall College

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They sponsor employees to undertake formal qualifications each year that will develop them in their roles. They also provide qualification loans for those who wish to study qualifications outside of their work remit. In-house training such as safeguarding sessions are also available.
My Team
My Team
Five times a year they host conferences for all employees, with activities ranging from team building exercises to sharing best practice. They also send weekly updates from the senior management team to keep colleagues up to date with activities, events or information.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They host an annual community fun day where they open their facilities and resources to provide a free fun day out for the community, local groups and charities. They also host school trips to pantomimes among many other voluntary activities with local schools.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% 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

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  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

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Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Staff:

    450

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