Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Further and Higher Education and Training
  • Year established:
    1970
  • Website:
    https://www.weston.ac.uk/
  • Contact
    • Weston College, Knightstone Campus, Knightstone Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 2AL

About Weston College

Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding college providing education and vocational training to nearly 30,000 learners, teaching a range of higher education courses, as well as 70 different apprenticeships.

Dedicated to the education and training of learners aged from 14+ and up to retirement age, their mission is focused around ‘Creating Brighter Futures’. This underpinning purpose of the college is driven through the development of a learning and working culture that is inclusive, aspirational and focused on assuring success and progression.

Located in Weston-super-Mare, Weston College’s roots can be traced back over 150 years, with the first documented educational building being built on the Knightstone Campus site by Archdeacon Henry Law in 1845.

The college is guided by a range of core values, including commitments to put the learner first; be entrepreneurial in approach and innovative in their thinking; be ambitious and aspirational; and value diversity and celebrate success.


What is it like to work for Weston College

Leadership
Leadership
Success is celebrated at least twice a year and there’s a zero-tolerance approach to poor performance. The Principal appoints every single member of staff and has introduced a PRP system. Staff who have left for more money often return, citing his leadership.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The college improves team interaction through conferences such as Love Learning, where the whole college debates and shares practice that supports learners and learning. Bespoke roles within teams are designed to support development and encourage staff to interact and engage with initiatives and best practice.
My Team
My Team
A bespoke management development programme has developed commercial acumen and knowledge of specific topical areas. This has led to promotional opportunities and excellent retention rates. A staff mentoring programme provides mentoring and support services to staff in their first year of employment.

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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

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

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all staff or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • UK sites:

    6

  • Staff:

    681

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