Working in FE

  • Russell Lawrance’s role at Cornwall College provides support and coaching to help every student achieve at the highest level
  • Ofsted launches eight-week consultation for radical changes to inspections
  • The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) research into ‘cold spots’ provides a picture of participation and provision in England.
  • A recent survey carried out by the Association of Colleges has found that colleges are already taking steps to challenge the skills shortage in the UK.
  • Recognising the role that skills excellence plays in young people's careers and jobs
  • Conference season saw a big focus on apprenticeships, but what about other education policies?
  • Zoe - Middlesbrough College’s first female Principal and Chief Executive talks to AoC Jobs about her career move from public sector finance into FE. Find out what Zoe has to say about her biggest challenges and achievements and what advice she would give to those considering a role in the sec...
  • A stand-out CV and good interview prep can help you secure the job you want in further education.
  • Whether you’re new to teaching, an experienced lecturer or thinking of changing sectors, FE offers a rewarding career path
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.