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Welcome to Harlow College

We are an award-winning Further Education College located in Essex, located between London and Cambridge. We have two main campuses, one in Harlow and the other at London Stansted Airport. We are passionate about our students and they make our College a really special place. We are graded Good by Ofsted and have won many awards for our innovative approach to learning. 

We were the first College in the UK to be awarded Apple Distinguished School status, for our transformative approach to digital learning, teaching and assessment. We have held this international quality mark since 2017. Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

We employ approximately 460 staff and they are our greatest asset. Our teaching staff have professional expertise and this is matched by industry standard facilities, including specialist workshops, classrooms with the latest technology, as well as great social spaces to relax. We strive to be an excellent employer and offer a range of benefits to our staff to attract and retain the very best talent. Which includes a generous contributory pension scheme, sector leading annual leave entitlement, for our teachers this can be as much as 42 days annual leave each year, alongside 8 bank holidays plus a day off on your birthday!

Our main strength is our team centred approach.  We regularly receive feedback on what a great place the College is to work. We are looking for staff to help us on our journey towards excellence. In a global world we believe that overseas job applicants offer us a range of knowledge, skills and experience which will enrich our students’ experience. We care passionately about the success, well-being, development and progress of our students. All our staff have a role in helping them reach their full potential. We are looking for excellent people who share this vision to join us.

The College is fast paced and change is the norm – it takes hard work and commitment. But the rewards are there too. As well as great career prospects and a competitive salary, you can expect substantial investment in your continuing professional development. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community.  


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About Us

More than Courses. Careers.

We take your learning seriously, providing a great range of courses to equip you with the skills you need to prepare you for the workplace, an Apprenticeship or for further study at college or university. Our teaching staff have industry expertise and this is matched by industry standard facilities, including specialist workshops, classrooms with the latest technology, as well as great social spaces to relax.

We are graded Good by Ofsted and have won awards for our innovative approach to learning. We have been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for the third time, after first being named as an ADS in November 2017. This latest recognition celebrates the College’s ongoing approach to transforming learning, teaching and assessment. Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the education environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

In September 2023 the college will be unveiling the brand new South East Institute of Technology on the college campus. IOTs offer higher level qualifications and training in core STEM subjects, helping to ensure that the courses we offer are based on what the economy and local communities need and that our students have the best possible career prospects.

In September 2018 the College, in partnership with London Stansted Airport, opened its doors to the £11 million London Stansted Airport College, providing a range of technical and professional courses in the disciplines of aviation, cabin crew, engineering and events management. Stansted Airport serves over 25 million passengers a year.

The Centre builds on the reputation of Harlow College for consistent high quality and excellent student progress. Harlow College is one of the top colleges in the country for academic and vocational progress according to DfE performance tables. This means its students do better than if they had studied in a college or sixth form elsewhere.

Harlow is a vibrant town with art and culture, sport and green spaces at its heart. Located close to London, Stansted Airport and Cambridge, it’s easy to get to thanks to excellent rail and road links.

Ofsted 2019 report.pdf – To view full Ofsted report please click here

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Meet the team

What do you enjoy about working for Harlow College?

The opportunity to understand, know and implement new teaching/learning methods and strategies within the further education vocational courses environment. Always embracing equality and diversity fully. As I first joined the supported studies and Learning Support teams, before becoming a full-time teacher I was able to work closely with students with different abilities, especially with neurodiverse students, which I found fundamental towards my professional and personal development

Harlow College Employee, 2023

What do you enjoy about working for Harlow College?

Good Learning and Development Opportunities. Clear career paths (if would like to progress up the ladder).

Harlow College Employee, 2023

Would you recommend Harlow College to others as a place to work?

Yes, because Harlow College team do have students on their heart. Harlow College team seems like a big family, you feel like part of something important

Harlow College Employee, 2023

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The College is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. We are aware that some groups may unfortunately experience treatment from time to time that has a negative effect on their quality of life. Specific legislation is in place to protect the rights of individuals and groups to ensure that discrimination is prevented and that they are given equal access to employment, education and other services.

The law seeks to prevent discrimination on the basis of nine “Protected Characteristics”, which are:

  • Age

  • Disability

  • Race

  • Gender re-assignment

  • Marital and Civil Partner status

  • Pregnancy and Maternity

  • Religion and Belief

  • Sex

  • Sexual Orientation

All College members, staff, students, partners, visitors, contractors and sub-contractors working on behalf of the College must not unlawfully discriminate against or harass other people including current and former staff, job and student applicants, students, suppliers, partners, contractors and sub-contractors, and visitors. This applies in the workplace, outside the workplace (when dealing with students, suppliers or other work-related contacts), and on work-related trips or events including social events.

The following forms of discrimination are prohibited under this policy and are unlawful:

  • Direct discrimination

  • Indirect discrimination

  • Harassment discrimination victimisation

  • Disability discrimination

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Annual leave

Generous allowance up to a max of 42 days per year

Birthday leave

Have the day off on us

Pension Schemes

Significant contributions made by the college

Onsite Facilities

Skylight restaurant, salon, coffee shop, Gym and food court

Maternity/ Paternity leave

Generous Maternity/Paternity leave

Hybrid Working

A range of hybrid working opportunities available

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Overseas Hiring

We recognise that relocating to the UK, to take up a job with us is a life changing experience, that is likely to incur you additional costs. To help you in this move we will offer you a sum of up to £2000 per candidate, conditional on you accepting our job offer, pre-employment check clearance and commenced employment. (This sum is over and above the annual salary offered).

This cost can be used towards costs that you might incur such as:

  • A flight for you to the UK to take up the job offered

  • Support for your first month’s accommodation or deposit for rented property

  • Professional relocation packing and shipping of your possessions

  • Airport transfers on arrival in the UK

  • NHS access costs

  • Visa costs

(Please note that reimbursement of any of the above costs, up to a maximum of £2000, is conditional on the provision of receipts to evidence costs incurred)

Additionally, HR services will be available to support your relocation, including providing information on the local area, accommodation and schools and answering your questions.

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