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With an annual turnover exceeding £40 million Colchester Institute is the largest vocational training provider of its kind in the area. Please see our vacancies below or click the specific link for the Faculty of Construction and Engineering Job vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    How to Apply

    We suggest that you take time to read through our Information Section before submitting your application.Please complete our Standard Application Form which can be downloaded from the following link:

    Alternatively you can send your CV with a covering letter. In this case you will also need to complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring form which can be downloaded from the following link:
    All jobs at Colchester Institute require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, therefore you will also need to complete a Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form which can be downloaded from the following links:

    PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO: JOBLINE@COLCHESTER.AC.UK

    or by post to the Human Resources Team at the address shown on the Vacancy Information.

    If you have submitted an application, it will be passed to the manager and if you have been shortlisted for interview you will be contacted within 2 weeks of the vacancy closing date.

    If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. (Please note this does not apply to internal applicants).

    Colchester Institute is committed to supporting the employment of people with disabilities. If you would like us to provide information in a different format or you wish to apply in different format please contact us on (01206) 712080. Please also contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you would need to support you in a selection process or to carry out the job.

    Safeguarding and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

    All jobs at Colchester Institute are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore all applicants are required to disclose all criminal convictions and the College will need to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.  All staff new to the College are required to pay for their DBS unless they have registration to the DBS Update Service that is checked satisfactorily by the College. A Barred List check will also be conducted for roles deemed to be in Regulated Activity.

    All applicants need to complete the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Form available in the How to Apply section above and forward it to the Human Resources team along with your application. Please note that a criminal offence includes all convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings.

    Disclosure of a criminal offence does not necessarily mean that you will not be considered for the role; a person’s suitability will be looked at in the light of all the information available. Things which will be considered include the seriousness of the offence and its relevance to the safety of students, other employers, customers, clients, and property, the length of time since the offence occurred, the circumstances of the case and whether the offence was a one off or part of a history of offending. One of the main considerations will be whether the offence is one which would make the person unsuitable to work in a capacity which provides the opportunity for access to young people or vulnerable adults. To help reach this decision you may be asked questions at the interview.

    Any information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and be considered only in relation to the specific role you have applied for.

    If you are not short-listed or are unsuccessful at interview any information you have provided will be confidentially destroyed.

    If you are offered the post the information will be retained securely by the Human Resources team until a DBS check is received and the information checked against it. If this check is satisfactory the information will be confidentially destroyed.

    Under the terms of its registration with the DBS the College is bound by the Code of Practice which gives guidance on all related issues including equality of opportunity and data protection. Further information can be obtained on the DBS website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/

    For Colchester Institute policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders please click here

    Latest Vacancies

    We have vacancies available in a variety of industries including: Dental Nursing, Engineering, Maintenance Operations, Childcare, Creative and Digital Media, Business and Administration, IT, and Health and Social Care.

    Contact us on (01206) 712412 or email apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk to find out more and get your career off to a flying start.

    Rail Apprenticeship Vacancies
    Latest Apprenticeship Vacancies
    • Sherwin Business Systems Ltd (IT Professional) We are looking for an apprentice to join our team as a developer, specialising in desktop applications. Key responsibilities will include working with the head of development to continue to enhance and adapt our current software solutions and also create new solutions to meet customer requirements and expectations.
      Wage:£122.50 per week
      Location:Clacton-on-Sea
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Zero Three Care LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
      Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
      Location:Southminster
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Touch Bespoke Joinery Limited (Carpentry and Bench Joinery L2) The role of Apprentice Joiner is an integral role within the team that has many different responsibilities.
      Wage:£140.00 per week
      Location:Chelmsford
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Zero Three Care Homes LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker, our service users are young adults, predominately male with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
      Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week.
      Location:Hatfield Peveral
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • BEAUTY EDUCATION LTD (Customer Service Practitioner L2) To support with all aspects of business administration Working directly to Danny Arpels, your induction will be covered by the whole team with elements of shadowing and working alongside all team members. After completing your probation you will still report to Danny but use your own initiative to plan your work and keep abreast of tasks.
      Wage:£140.00 per week
      Location:Norfolk
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Leavenheath Joinery (Carpentry and Joinery L2) To gain knowledge and competence in varied woodworking tasks to act as support for the kitchen making team and joinery team.
      Wage:£160.00 per week
      Location:Leavenheath, Colchester
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries Limited (Commis Chef) Learn basic skills with regards chopping and preparing meals, with more responsibility being placed on apprentice once these skills have been mastered. Learning basic knife skills.
      Wage:£162.00 Per Week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Flatmead Ltd (Care Assistant) We are a residential home for adults with learning disabilities. We support people by providing person-centred care in a homely and caring environment.
      Wage:£136.50
      Location:Clacton-on-Sea
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Zero Three Care LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
      Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
      Location:Thaxted
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Zero Three Care LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
      Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
      Location:Cressing
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Hype Hair Design (Hair Professional) Hairdressing Apprentice required to be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers.
      Wage:£129.50 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • LOCKHART-CATOR LIMITED (Customer Service Practitioner L2) This is a new role in an expanding business. Supporting the existing team you will be responsible for all back office support to ensure that the cars have all their paperwork up to date and to hand for easy sales and processing.
      Wage:£105.00 per week
      Location:Norfolk
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Honeywood Community Science School (Business Administration L2) Support to the Office Manager and Clerk to the Governors, including assisting with all aspects of recruitment administration.
      Wage:£149.85 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Zero Three Care Homes LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
      Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
      Location:Witham
      Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
    • Printwize (Print Production) The role will be primarily based within the Studio and Digital Print room but all aspects of the print industry will be constantly shown and experienced by the candidate to aid in their training.
      Wage:£131.25 per week
      Location:Witham
      Closing Date: 3 Jul 2017
    • Avenue Bistro (Chef de Partie L3) Chef to work in kitchen with small team. Head chef Behar Alcani who has worked in many top restaurants in the area will train the apprentice to be able to run the kitchen.
      Wage:£260.00 per week
      Location:Frinton-On-Sea
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Treble Tile (Food and Drink Service) You will be supporting the hospitality team in providing excellent customer service and ensuring the smooth running of the restaurant and bar.
      Wage:£120 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Braintree District Council (Maintenance Engineering) You will be required to undertake basic repairs and maintenance tasks on a range of horticultural plant and machinery, including tractors, used for grass cutting, hedge trimming, the planting of flower beds, shrub pruning, bed maintenance and initial sports field marking.
      Wage:£131.25 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Bloomsbury Home Care Limited (Personal Care Assistant) Your responsibility is to provide personal, domestic and social care, in line with the procedures manual and standards of Bloomsbury Home care, to allow elderly and disabled people to live in their own homes for as long as they wish. Your work will focus mainly within Colchester and surrounding areas.
      Wage:£150.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Cheviot Nursing Home (Health and Social Care) Healthcare Apprentice working within the Nursing home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team and nursing staff with care for patients.
      Wage:£279.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Freda Gunton Residential Home (Health and Social Care) Healthcare Apprentice working within the Residential home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team with care for residents.
      Wage:£279.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Crown Plaza (Commis Chef) Guests love to enjoy delicious, freshly-prepared and beautifully presented food. To deliver a great guest experience – a Cook/Commis Chef, as a member of the kitchen team, will assist in preparing food in a timely manner, helping guests to have memorable experiences whenever and wherever they dine.
      Wage:£216.00 per week
      Location:Maldon
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Shepherd (Chef De Partie) You will support the Head Chef and colleagues in the kitchen at 'The Shepherd' in Langham. This will include preparing meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes as well adhere to all aspects of health and safety.
      Wage:£200 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Thurstable School (Infrastructure Technician in E-Learning Centre) Support the IT Technicians with E-Learning Centre (ELC) lesson bookings. To provide technical support in primary school, this could include assisting with PC and hardware maintenance, Interactive White Board maintenance, infrastructure maintenance.
      Wage:£140.00
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Reed Care Home Ltd (Health and Social) Support Worker working within in care home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team with care for clients.
      Wage:£105.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • St Lawrence Inn Ltd (Customer Service) Customer service is key and you will be working in all areas of the business communicating with customers. We are looking for a Customer Service Apprentice to join the team.
      Wage:£140 per week
      Location:Southminster (Maldon)
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Sports Innovation Ltd (Customer Service) We are looking to invest in the long term development and training of a customer service representative, from initial ground level through to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the sports retail industry.
      Wage:£120.00 - £150.00 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Ideal Home Care Ltd (Health and Social Care) To care for and encourage service clients in their own homes, based on their own individual circumstances, enabling them to be independent in their own homes.
      Wage:£248.00 - £260.00 per week
      Location:Maldon
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • University Of Essex (Catering Production L2) Working in our Catering Department at the University of Essex you will report to our Head Chef Coordinator. You will be responsible for ensuring that a first class food service experience is delivered to our members at all times.
      Wage:£196.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Crown Plaza (Team Leader) To deliver a great guest experience a Bar Supervisor will ensure that they and their team of bar tenders will prepare beverages and or/ serve food in a timely manner, helping guests to have a memorable experiences whenever and wherever they drink.
      Wage:£216.00 per week
      Location:Maldon
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Alpha Publishing (Digital Marketing) Your role will be varied and will include data entry, web maintenance, web creation, customer liaison, image editing, advert set-up and various other marketing duties.
      Wage:£127.75 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Barn Brasserie (Hospitality L2) Working with the talented front of house team at the barn brasserie. You will be serving customers on a daily basis. The barn also caters for weddings and functions of small and large parties.
      Wage:£180.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Barn Brasserie (Commis Chef) Working the kitchen brigade preparing food for customers from breakfast to dinner. This position will include banqueting for weddings and other functions up to 120 covers.
      Wage:£180.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Romstar Ltd (Customer Service) Initially working as part of the contracts department you will be focused on learning about the business and developing a good knowledge of products and assist in putting together cost estimates based on information provided by sales team or customers.
      Wage:£175.00 per week
      Location:Maldon
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • All About You (Hairdressing Level 2) To be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers. Your role will include general reception duties, taking appointments over the phone and face to face and general salon duties, assisting stylists with client based services, maintaining salon cleaning duties.
      Wage:£134.75 per week
      Location:Clacton on Sea
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Earls Colne Primary School (Property Maintenance Operative L2) The role will involve a wide range of tasks supporting the Premises Manager in the caretaking and maintenance of the premises both internally and externally.
      Wage:£121.50 - £211.50
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Holmes & Hills (Business Administration Level 2) The Apprentice Business Support Assistant will perform a wide range of administrative and file management tasks The prime role of the Business Support Team is to assist each team in operating at optimum efficiency across all offices. The team are expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative and able to multi task.
      Wage:£149.85 - £260.85 Per Week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Smart School of Cookery (Chef de Partie) Chef de Partie Apprentice required to train to become part of our team of Chefs and to teach our menus to groups of up to 20 people,up to 4 times a day.
      Wage:£280.00 per week
      Location:London/Chelmsford
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Complete Hotel Services Ltd -The Vine Inn (Hospitality Level 2) The Hospitality team member role involves working in both the front of house & back of house (kitchen) areas of this pub restaurant with the overall aim of a career within the hospitality industry.
      Wage:£140 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Micromech Ltd (Applications Sales Engineer) During the apprenticeship we aim to introduce the apprentice to all aspects of the business. Where practical the apprentice will spend time in the following departments: Wiring, System engineering, Sales, Technical sales, Operations.
      Wage:£185.00 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • The Rose and Crown (Chefs Apprentice) As a Chefs Apprentice, you will be working with the Head Chef and other Chefs in the kitchen. You will be adhering to the health and safety policies and preparing and cooking dishes for the restaurant and new bed and breakfast rooms.
      Wage:£180.00 per week
      Location:Clacton-on-Sea
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • CloudFM Group LTD (Business Administration L2) This is a varied Apprenticeship opportunity; within this role the candidate will have the opportunity to shadow each team within Cloudfm for a month
      Wage:£192.31 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Ransomes Jacobsen Limited (Business Administration L2) The Sales Office Apprenticeship will provide exposure to the tactical operations and functions of the Sales Office environment which supports the academic learning needs of the apprentice. Areas of exposure include, but are not limited to: order management, inventory management, logistic management, sales management and compliance.
      Wage:£148.00 per week.
      Location:Ipswich
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Pacepacker Services Limited (Manufacturing Engineering – Mechanical L3) To co-operate & communicate with all other employees & departments, assisting them when required. To be responsible for the quality of your own work. Build good customer relationship and be customer focused.
      Wage:£162.00 - £282.00 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Pallet Plus Ltd (Business Administration L2) General administration that reports to the operations manager.
      Wage:£150.00 per week
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Hedingham School (Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools L2) Supporting Learners with special educational needs in a mainstream inclusive educational environment.
      Wage:£147.25 Per week
      Location:Halstead
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Pacepacker Services Limited (Engineering Manufacture L3) To co-operate & communicate with all other employees & departments, assisting them when required. To be responsible for the quality of your own work. Build good customer relationship and be customer focused.
      Wage:£162.00 - £282.00 per week
      Location:Braintree
      Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
    • Index Property Information Ltd (Business Administration) Based at Index Property Information Head Office - Your responsibilities will include general administration duties such as answering phones, filing, making payments, scanning, ordering merchandise and stationary and filing. You will also support the office with preparing for national events and sending packages.
      Wage:£150.00
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
    • Volspec Ltd (Business Administration L2) To provide day to day support within the administration department.
      Wage:£141.75 Per Week
      Location:Maldon
      Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
    • The Crown Plaza (Food and Drink Service) Food & Beverage Apprentice required to deliver a great guest experience, preparing beverages and or/ serve food in a timely manner, helping guests to have memorable experiences whenever and wherever they drink.
      Wage:£216.00 per week
      Location:Maldon
      Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
    • JD Robertson & Co Ltd (Reception and Counter Service) Liaising with customers via emails, phone calls and face to face to answer general enquiries. To comply at all times with J.D.Robertson & Co.Ltd Health, Safety & Environment policy.
      Wage:£151.80 per week.
      Location:Colchester
      Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
    • SRL TECHNICAL SERVICES LTD (Engineering Manufacture L2) The role requires the apprentice to help with the day to day maintenance and installation of the equipment as well as analysing the noise, dust and vibration data.
      Wage:£243.75 Per Week
      Location:Sudbury
      Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
    • Sunfold Systems (Customer Service L2) This is a very exciting and varied role, the business is looking for someone who can come in and learn all aspects of the business, this will involve alongside our customers to support with their requirements.
      Wage:£162.00 per Week
      Location:Norfolk
      Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
    • Harry’s Bar & Restaurant (Chef’s Assistant) Working in the kitchen with the team of chefs where you will prepare and cook ingredients for the restaurant.
      Wage:£220.00 Per Week
      Location:Clacton-On-Sea
      Closing Date:17 Jul 2017
    • VITFOSS LIMITED (Business Administration) To assist with the smooth and effective operation of the customer services department. To provide a point of contact for all incoming customer contact and enquiries which is welcoming, informative and provides effective solutions.
      Wage:£140.00 per week
      Location:Norwich
      Closing Date:17 Jul 2017
    • Nico Manufacturing Limited (Engineering Technician) Apprentice toolmaker, reporting to the toolroom supervisor and working with 8 other toolmakers in the manufacture and service of power press, plastic mould injection and diecast tooling.
      Wage:£252 per week
      Location:Clacton-on-Sea
      Closing Date:31 Jul 2017

    Further Information about Colchester Institute

    Colchester Institute has a clear dedication to meeting employer needs through the development of bespoke industry training centres, with more than 800 apprentices in learning at any one time. We have a network of delivery locations and some of the best facilities in the Country for hospitality, motor vehicle, engineering, construction, and performing arts.

    Staff Benefits

    • Annual Leave (40 days for lecturing staff plus bank holidays, 28 days plus bank holidays for other staff, 35 days plus bank holidays for academic management staff)
    • Funding support if college budget allows (repaid if leave within 2 years of end of study) for approved professional qualifications – for teaching staff this will include Certificate in Education/Post Graduate Certificate in Education, this can equate to £4k-£5k support
    • Pensions – two Defined Benefit Schemes
      • Teachers Pension Scheme for lecturing / academic management staff
      • Local Government Pension Scheme for all other staff
    • Occupational Health service
    • Workplace Options – offering advice, counselling, savings centre and more.
    • Discounted travel on trains and buses as part of Travel to Work scheme
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Discount at various nurseries in the local area
    • Hair and Beauty facilities onsite
    • Discounted Dermologica products available at the Beauty Reception
    • Discounted personal printing with our in-house reprographics
    • Staff Development / In House Training Programmes
    • Staff Association organising discounted trips and discounted tickets to:
    • Trips to the theatre
    • Trips to London including Winter Wonderland
    • Day trip to Bruges
    • On site food and drink facilities, at Colchester:
      • CHEFS (Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor )
      • Starbucks
      • 55 Degrees Coffee Shop
    • On-site Gymnasium
    • Discounted course fees for staff
      • 35% off tuition fees that are ‘co-funded’
      • 10% off ‘Full Cost’ courses
      • 10% offMindfulness Courses*
    • Discounted eye test & lenses for VDU users
    • Corporate discount at local gyms
    • Discounts software – Adobe and Microsoft
    • Onsite MOT & Servicing available
    • The Book People
    • Staff discount available at Kent Blaxill
    • Discount at the Batte Lay Tea Room located at the Minories, Colchester
    • National Union of Students card can be purchased by all staff members giving discounts to retailers such as:
      • Topshop/Topman
      • Pizza Express
      • Zizzi
      • Odeon, Cineworld and Vue