Staff benefits

As well as providing a supportive and progressive working environment, there are also a wide range of benefits available to staff at the College, which include the below.

Annual leave

All staff start with 27 days leave per annum (per full time equivalent). For each two years of service completed a further day is awarded up to a maximum of 29 days per annum.

In addition, staff are entitled to three extra days during the College’s Christmas closure, along with the normal bank holidays.


The College offers a competitive pension plan with the total contribution payable by the College being equal to twice your own gross contributions, up to a maximum of 10%.

Interest-free travel loan 

On completion of the six-month probationary period, you may apply to the College for an interest-free loan to purchase an annual season ticket for the underground, rail or bus travel subject to HRMC guidelines. The sum will be deducted from your salary on a monthly basis.

Childcare vouchers 

On completion of the six month probationary period you may apply for the College’s childcare voucher scheme to help support the payment of childcare for children up to the age of 15, or 16 for children with a disability. This is a salary sacrifice scheme deducted from your salary on a monthly basis.

Occupational health

The College provides a comprehensive occupational health service for all staff, including flu vaccines.

Employee discount scheme

Asperity Gateway Rewards offers all staff discounts on major retail outlets such as Sainsbury’s and Curry’s, as well as special deals each month.

Eyecare vouchers

Vouchers support the costs of regular eye examinations.

Leadership and development

The College offers a comprehensive learning and development programme for all staff, regardless of employment status. It has also introduced a leadership development programme for existing and aspiring managers.

Best Companies accreditation

The College has participated in the Best Companies accreditation scheme - in 2014, 2015 and 2016 we achieved one to watch’. In 2016, we have been named as as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For. This is about excelling in every area that is critical to workplace engagement, and includes personal growth and wellbeing. 


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