Thank you for your interest in working for South Devon College. We are passionate that excellent teaching and learning can transform lives. We seek to achieve at the highest levels and welcome staff who share our drive for success.

The staff at South Devon College are truly inspirational and this is a reflection on the whole College culture of continuous improvement and support for all of our students and communities. We hold the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum accreditation, the highest level awarded by the people management standard. This prominent distinction confirms the College’s status as not just a leading Further Education College, but also as a top employer in the country, as it joins the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK.

We aim to provide our learners with excellent teaching and learning. Our staff are highly adept at working with and developing skills and knowledge in learners from different backgrounds.  Staff have consistently high expectations of all learners and generate high levels of enthusiasm for participation in, and commitment to learning.

We invite you to find out more about working for South Devon College and becoming a part of our exciting future.

If you have any queries, please email or phone 01803 540477. If you require this information in a different format please contact us.

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Employee benefits at South Devon College

We also employ apprentices across the College in various departments. Sophie started as an apprentice at the College and now has a permanent role as a Quality and Innovation Senior Administrator:

I applied for a Customer Service apprenticeship in the South West Energy Centre as it was something different to what I had done before. I was offered the job immediately after my interview, which I accepted as I felt this was a good opportunity for me to expand my skills.

Within my time there, I had the opportunity to take multiple courses alongside my Customer Service and work in a range of different departments, allowing me to make the most of my experience. I felt very welcome in my position and I received plenty of support and advice along the way. I learned more in my one year apprenticeship than I thought I would. I gained a range of different transferable skills too.

I would recommend people to apply for an apprenticeship at the College as for me, it has been an amazing experience that has opened my eyes to this field of work. I am proud of where I work and I am also very thankful for the opportunities that South Devon College has given me.

I don’t feel that I would have been offered the same development options or received the same level of support had I completed the same apprenticeship in a different company.

Now I have completed my apprenticeship, I am now a full time employee at South Devon College and hoping to stay working for the College for years to come!

Guaranteed interview scheme

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. If you tell us that you are disabled, we can make reasonable adjustments at each stage of the recruitment and selection process and, if you join us, to where and how you work.
We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed interview scheme. To be invited to interview / assessment under this scheme, you must show in your application that you meet the minimum criteria for the role.
If you are disabled, whether you are applying under the scheme or not, we will ask you to let us know if you need any adjustments at each stage of the recruitment and selection process.
If you want to apply for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please email

Criminal Convictions

South Devon College is an educational establishment that provides education to children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore the College needs to assess your suitability for the position you are applying for and is entitled to ask questions about your criminal record.
You are required to disclose certain information regarding your criminal cautions and convictions. You must disclose information about spent and unspent criminal convictions (other than a protected conviction) and spent and unspent cautions (other than a protected caution).

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