Learner Support Assistant (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 26 March 2018
Enjoyable and rewarding work supporting students with a variety of abilities, mental health problems and learning difficulties. The work culture was one of support for students and staff, from team members. The hardest par of the job was the lack of resources for support, which was offset by the joy of the interaction with students and seeing them progress.
Career Coach (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 12 November 2018
Sheffield College has a poor reputation, and with good reason. As an employer, most staff are temporary, and are employed through the colleges own 'recruitment agency', meaning that they are paying themselves to hire you. This also means that working for the college isn't secure, and they can (and do) change your terms and conditions of employment whenever they choose to. My salary was several thousand pounds a year less when I started, than what was agreed at interview. This was rectified within a few weeks, but this was no mistake.