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Oldham College is a great place to work and we are on a mission that our staff set us to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work”. Don’t just take our word for it though – IT’S OFFICIAL: OLDHAM COLLEGE IS A ‘GREAT PLACE TO WORK’

Oldham College is celebrating after achieving Great Place to Work Certification™.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Their unparalleled benchmark data provides deep insights to define what element makes a great workplace.

Organisations must score 70 per cent in the ‘Trust Index’ to become Great Place to Work-Certified™ and Oldham College has achieved a score of 77 per cent.

Highlights of the recent staff survey saw 94 per cent of respondents agreeing that ‘People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin’ – and 92 per cent agreeing that ‘People here are treated fairly regardless of their gender’.

In addition, 89 per cent of those surveyed said that ‘When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride’ and 88 per cent agreed that ‘I’m proud to tell others I work here.’

Oldham College is also celebrating after officially being named a 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women, ranking at number 27th in the Large Size category.

The Great Place to Work®, Best Workplaces™ for Women list champions inclusive workplace cultures and people practices.

To be considered for the list, employers must have a minimum of 25% women in senior positions and a confidence level of 80% for data from female workforce.

At Oldham College we have a strong culture of fairness and believe that everyone should have the opportunity and support to achieve their potential. We have reviewed all of our policies to ensure we support all our staff to achieve a work life balance and manage competing demands during the pandemic. In the 2021 staff survey it was great to get confirmation that female staff felt supported by the College in managing their caring responsibilities, with 82% agreeing that we had flexed to help them meet their needs as a working parent or carer.


OLDHAM College has been crowned “FE College of the Year” at the national Edufuturists Awards 2021.

The accolade – revealed in an online ceremony – was secured by employees’ efforts and achievements in supporting learners from all backgrounds during the pandemic.

Liz Wilcox, Oldham College’s specialist Dyslexia Tutor, received the award on behalf of learners and staff.

She said: “I’m so proud of what Oldham College has achieved – with big strides in the quality of our offer, facilities, results and reputation. A huge reason for that is our digital learning capabilities, the dedication of staff to move with the times, and the commitment that has been made to assistive technology. To be acknowledged for our strategic improvement by Edufuturists’ panel of judges and our peers – is really gratifying.”

If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, help develop the Key Workers of the Future and be part of an amazing and ambitious “College Community” then this is the workplace for you!