Destination FE

  • News Update - 09 October 2018
    The latest FE News; Hinds names centres of maths excellence, Vocational education key to healthier economy, Elite universities push for more FE funding and Many colleges underprepared for terrorist attacks
  • Stuart Steele joined Wakefield College last February after more than 30 years in the auto and related industrial sectors
  • For those who still feel a connection with engineering, or who worry about the state of the industry, teaching can be a wonderful way to be a part of the solution.
  • AoC Jobs have interviewed a number of engineering professionals from many different levels of experience who all made the move into teaching, and all of them agreed that the level of personal satisfaction they got from their industrial careers was less than that they got from teaching.
  • If you’re an engineer thinking about a potential career change – whether you’re in your early years or heading towards retirement – not may be the perfect time to consider a career in FE teaching.
  • Whatever your stage of career, it may surprise you to know that you probably already have the skills and qualifications needed to make the switch to teaching today.
  • Whether you’re new to the industry and finding it’s not what you expected, or facing retirement with a sense of unease, you should consider the benefits of a new career in further education.
  • Find out why many engineers are transitioning career from industry into teaching, and check out our detailed guide to making the move yourself.
  • The latest FE News including; Institutes of technology shortlist announced, Pay talks resume between unions and colleges, Take another look at resits policy, urges AoC
  • James Thorne (27) is four months into managing the sports programme at Brooksby Melton College. After taking a sport degree, he spent a year as a ‘sport maker’, promoting sport to all students, then three years lecturing 16-18s and undergraduates at Heart of Worcestershire College before running ...
  • Lesley Gill joined Havering College’s student services department 12 years ago as a part-time administrator, moving into a more advisory role before being promoted to manager
  • Jacky Herlihy has worked at Harrow College for 17 years as a receptionist, part-time IT teacher, assessor and now admissions assistant after careers in accounting and the film industry.
  • Maria Harrop is a curriculum manager for retail and commercial enterprise (hair, beauty and catering) at Darlington College, where she first trained as a student and then taught part-time while working in the beauty industry. Since 1991 she has worked as a full-time teacher and then manager at th...
  • Lesley Wilson heads up catering services at Barnsley College, south Yorkshire, where she manages eight food outlets across seven campuses, serving thousands of students each day.
  • Jon Mold (54) is Group Director of Finance and Resources at Stoke on Trent FE College. He spent 14 years with Derbyshire County Council’s treasury department, during which he also studied for A-levels and accountancy exams at college and university.
  • Ian St Peters worked as a local radio and print journalist before being trained on the job as a lecturer in 2002 at Burton College in Staffordshire
  • A history of the FE Sector from 2010 until the present day. Now the coalition government is in charge and apprenticeships are back on the agenda.
  • A look at the FE Sector from the mid 90's up until 2010. With New Labour in control, the sector gets streamlined and apprenticeships are on the agenda.
  • We speak to Sue Rathmell at South Thames College to find out what is like to be a Careers Adviser at an FE College
  • We talk to David Hughes, the new Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC). Who says that that the further education (FE) sector is filled with passionate and dedicated people