Quick facts
  • What we do:
    New College is a further education college providing high-quality courses, qualifications and training for 3000+ 16-19 year olds and 10,000+ adult and business learners within Swindon, Wiltshire and beyond.
  • Year established:
    1984
  • Website:
    http://www.newcollege.ac.uk
  • UK locations:
    South West
  • Contact
    • New College, Swindon, New College Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1AH

About New College, Swindon

THERE ARE NO limits to learning at New College Swindon (a 59% positive score). Courses for the 384 staff range from safeguarding children to training in pastoral tutoring, and they help provide further education for more than 3,000 young adults from 16-19 and 10,000 adults. Employees go out of the way to help each other (80%, a top five score among mid-sized bodies listed). newcollege.ac.uk


What is it like to work for New College, Swindon

My Manager
My Manager
There is pay/support for external management qualifications via application for further studies, Annual performance review, with development targets and resources aligned to outcome is in place. There is internal coaching/mentoring for all new starters,Teachers within ITT programme and newly qualified teachers are supported by specialist mentors. Capability and performance indicators are assigned for specialist mentoring/coaching support, dependent upon topic. Specialist network memberships are available e.g. teacher educator forums, strategic local partnerships to encourage engagement with the local community.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth

On average employees receive fifteen hours formal training each year, with an average spend of £250.75 per year per employee. examples of the sorts of training activities available are as follows: Safeguarding Children Training (Foundation, Level 1 and level 2) Equality & Diversity (Training and Qualifications) Awareness of special learning and other needs of students – e.g. autistic spectrum awareness, dyslexia awareness, visual impairment awareness, mental health awareness training E-Learning – innovative use of modern technologies to encourage personalised learning – e.g. podcasting on mobile phones, on-line teaching and learning, how to use blogs Management Techniques – e.g. performance review training, grievance & discipline training ICT – e.g. MS Office, in-house data management systems Finance and budgetary control Risk assessments Pastoral Tutoring training Setting SMART Targets.

My Team
My Team

There is Financial support to allow teams to spend a day away from college on team building events and team development. Lunch and venue financially supported by staff development. Attendance at Award Ceremonies for staff who have won external awards/successful bids. Remission time given to teams who have successfully won awards or financial bids on behalf of college. Travel to venue financially supported and successes announced to all staff via portal. Internal celebration for team of newly qualified teachers. Presentation and social evening attended by Principal and SMT members to award certificates. Staff members can bring family members to this graduation.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0.00

  • Earning £35,000+:

    1%

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Sites:

    2

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Male : Female:

    30% / 70%

  • Number of Staff:

    384

  • Staff:

    384

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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