Lecturer/Tutor (Former Employee) – Keighley, West Yorkshire – 7 September 2018
I cut my teeth teaching here and was allowed to develop in my own direction according to my ambition. Obviously over the years the focus has been on finance, but the teaching staff here are very special and dedicated. It is more of a community college than an FE and has a challenging cohort as a result year on year.This is a great place to grow specific skills,particularly with SEN and overcoming learning barriers.
Struggling to be a small dedicated fish in a big pond.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Beeston – 3 August 2018
Despite passion and dedication it is hard to give an accurate review of the college as it is such a massive organisation and experiences of employment, management and support seem to vary considerably throughout the many campuses and faculties.
Rewarding F.E work improving outcomes for students
Poor pay and lack of support and management and supervision
Over worked, underpaid and run under a culture of fear
Business teacher (Former Employee) – Leeds City College – 23 June 2018
A struggling department across the board Management faking stats Teaching staff over worked and under extreme pressures Bullying in the workplace happened daily Insufficient support from upper management Culture of fear Restructuring happens yearly No job security No room for progression Plenty of discrimination Under staffed
Buildings good relations with teaching staff
Management. Get rid of inexperienced, arrogant, rude members of managemnt and 95% of problems would disappear.
Curriculum Leader (Current Employee) – Leeds – 11 June 2018
Teaching and learning That education is a declining area Regular restructures Poor communication Inadequate management HR department ineffective FE Struggling to adapt in a changing market Dealing with students
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Leeds – 21 May 2018
Managers put profits before staff and students and regularly cut and restructure departments at the drop of a hat and oust out many members of staff to make funds for new buildings and furniture. No opportunities for advancement; only middle and senior managers were promoted during my time at the College. Workload is immense. Our department was cut to the point where each member of staff was doing a workload of 2 or 3 people. Many staff are not IT trained and there is a clear discrimination to younger members of staff.
I learnt a lot about FE, the work done across curriculum areas and the types of student and employer engagement done by the organisation. I enjoyed working with a variety of colleagues with different expertise and getting out to local organisations to discover how the college could support staff in gaining new skills and qualifications. I felt that the work that I was involved with supported people in getting progression opportunities in their chosen careers and in gaining into new fields of work.
Volunteer IT Technician (Former Employee) – Leeds – 14 December 2017
This was where I helped staff and students out with there information technology problems such as computers not working or printers not working etc, also restocking classrooms with supplies when needed.
The workplace culture was interesting and all the staff got along and supported each other when and where possible.
Business Studies Teacher (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 14 July 2017
Diverse set of students which makes the job rewarding and challenging. A very large organisation, fantastic new facilities at the Printworks Campus which will be an exciting learning space for students and for teachers to deliver.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Park Lane – 12 July 2017
The salaries decreased, maternity pay from 26 weeks of pay (6 weeks full pay 20 weeks 50%) was reduced to 18 weeks only! If you plan the family this is not the place to work. Don't be full by some ridiculous staff discounts. You earn less. Those are your money. The staff is not important, you're just a number for the organisation. You're just there to make sure that they make money. Your workload is horrendous and you won't be much appreciated for it. If you happy with those conditions, then this is the place to work.
Teaching and support staff are mostly welcoming
Maternity pay, stressful environment, long hours of work
Work Experience Placement (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 6 May 2017
i have worked at LCC for over 4 years now and it has always been a family friendly organisation. However every year i have worked there my job has been at risk. The last time this happened my whole team had to be interviewed for their own jobs and some of them didn't get their jobs back and left the college. some of these colleagues had worked at the college for 10 years plus.
Co-ordinator and Receptionist (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 1 February 2017
My days at work were very repetitive yet under pressured most of the time. I learnt how to prioritise work load, how to use programmes, how to file and scan. I had to manage outgoing calls as well as dealing with student, staff and visitor enquiries. I found my co workers very friendly, helpful and welcoming.
The hardest part of the job was thrown in the deep in end on Reception without any help not to mention faults using the photocopying machine. However, the most enjoyable part of the job was socialising with the other members of the team. As well as using my creative flare to put up a Christmas tree on Reception.
I learned a lot about office support and administration
Administrator (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 12 January 2017
This was a part time job alongside finishing my Degree. My responsibilities included class admin, attendance and absence admin, minute taking and meeting on how to better the overall function of the college. I gained experience of working with members of the general public, spreadsheet and database work. Working hours were often extended and my job role varied as I was able to lend support to different departments due to the skills I gained