Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
As a Gold Award Holder of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Weston College has a strong history of supporting local military units and the Armed Forces community. It sits upon the North Somerset Armed Forces steering group and has launched a number of Forces-friendly initiatives, including the “Train to Build” scheme; facilitating the training of ex-forces personnel to build their own accommodation.
In 2016, the College signed the Armed Forces Covenant to formalise and further promote our commitment to the Armed Forces community. This includes supporting employees who are members of the Reserves and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, this support also extends to their spouses and partners.
The College has now established a CCF Section, which is facilitated by a Veteran. This ensures that the College continues to be an attractive and highly supportive employer and training provider to all members of the Armed Forces community.
Currently, the College has a recognised representative working closely multiple organisations to recruit both veterans and individuals leaving the armed forces.
Weston College is one of the fastest growing colleges in the UK. The College has gone from strength to strength, earning Ofsted's ‘Outstanding’ rating. Our Higher Education provision is graded ‘Gold’ by The Teaching in Excellence Framework, and in 2018 we received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
The College has been awarded ‘Gold’ and Champion’ status by Investors in People, which demonstrates our commitment to invest in our staff. We have also recently been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list (the highest ranked College in the UK).
As an employer, we offer a wide variety of roles and opportunities including full and part time lecturing, vocational assessing, learning support, business support (within areas such as customer service), finance, management information systems and marketing. We also deliver education within 19 prisons across the South East and South West of England with opportunities for lecturing and support roles available.
Weston College provides a range of staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance, sick pay, pension contributions, training opportunities, staff mentoring schemes and the BUPA Employee Assistance Programme.