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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.

Engineering and Construction Job Vacancies

Teaching Opportunities

Support/Management Opportunities


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
  • The Walden Dental Clinic (Dental Nursing L3) The position would involve working within a dental practice team and assisting the dentist with their duties whilst treating patients.
    Wage:£105.00 per week
    Location:Saffron Walden
    Closing Date:16 Oct 2017
  • Abacus Early Learning Ltd (CYPW L2) An early years apprentice to work in either our full day nursery caring for children age 0-5 or one of our preschool settings with children age 2-5 yrs.
    Wage:£105 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:25 Oct 2017
  • Seymour House (Children and Young People’s Workforce L3) A comprehensive Apprenticeship Programme, training the very best individuals and encouraging those with a passion for childcare to undertake their Level 3 in Childcare.
    Wage:£224 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:25 Oct 2017
  • P James Engineering Ltd (Engineering Manufacturing (Maintenance and Installation) L3) Responsible to the Head Fitter and to co-operate & communicate with the other 7 customer services/product support/technical team members.
    Wage:£200 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:29 Oct 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:29 Oct 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:29 Oct 2017
  • Philip Morant School (Business Admin L2) Our large, friendly school is looking to appoint an organised and efficient person with good communication, administration and word processing skills.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:29 Oct 2017
  • St Helena Hospice (Business Admin L2) To assist the team to provide efficient administrative support, telephone and reception services within the Education Centre.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:29 Oct 2017
  • Colchester Hospital Foundation Trust (Engineering Manufacture L2) You will be reporting on a daily basis to the Estates Team Leader and your work will include activities which are complex and/or non-routine. Responsibilities will include: calibration and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment, undertake maintenance, repairs and minor improvement across the Trust.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:29 Oct 2017
  • St Helena Hospice (Customer Services Practitioner L2) To assist the team to provide efficient administrative support, telephone and reception services within the Education Centre.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:29 Oct 2017
  • Limit Engineering (Engineering Technician L3) The role will cover all aspects (maybe not immediately) including manual turning & milling.
    Wage:£140 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date:29 Oct 2017
  • The Coast Inn (Commis Chef) Support kitchen team with day-to-day preparation, this will include food preparation, maintaining hygiene standards and supervised cooking.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Mersea , Colchester
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • The Book Service Ltd (Business Admin L2) A new requirement has arisen in the Projects and Compliance Team within the department of Credit Services.
    Wage:£190.05 per week
    Location:Frating
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • The Ship Inn (Chef de Partie L3) You will be required to run a section and help the other chefs to prepare food and carry out other tasks within your capabilities. You must be able to follow instructions and be able to work from recipes. When busy you must be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure and remain calm always.
    Wage:£11,500 per year
    Location:Frinton on Sea
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • Marks Tey Hotel (Commis Chef Apprenticeship L2) This position is working within the kitchen team and reporting to head chef Jules Shoter who will be the day to day contact and mentor. You will support with preparation, hygiene standards and support the kitchen and front of house staff.
    Wage:£220.00 per week
    Location:Marks Tey
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP-Southminster (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:30 Oct 2017
  • Zero Three Care Homes LLP Hatfield P.(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:30 Oct 2017
  • Marks Tey Hotel (Chef De Partie Advanced L3) This position is working within the kitchen team and reporting to head chef Jules Shoter who will be the day to day contact and mentor. The role will include preparing and creating dishes, maintaining hygiene standards and supporting the Head Chef.
    Wage:£260.00 per week
    Location:Marks Tey
    Closing Date:30 Oct 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:30 Oct 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP-Thaxted (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:30 Oct 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP Cressing (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:30 Oct 2017
  • Zero Three Care Homes LLP-Witham (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:30 Oct 2017
  • Azcon Csl Limited (Business Admin L2) The successful candidate will have a varied role between key areas of the business and gain knowledge of the entire operational activity. Daily contact with Operations Manager, Managing Director and Business Development Manager.
    Wage:£175 per week
    Location:Great Tey
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • G T Comms Ltd (Business Administration L2) General office and administration duties as required by the business or directors and working on finance related queries such as creating sales invoices and maintaining accurate sales ledgers.
    Wage:£140 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • Tyco Electronics Ltd (Manufacturing Engineering L3) Gather and analyse data to determine system requirements.
    Wage:£281.36 per week
    Location:Witham
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • Notley Green Primary School (Business Admin L2) A clerical administration support to a busy school office with project management a key part of the role.
    Wage:£105 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date:30 Oct 2017
  • PC Computer Services Ltd (Infrastructure Technician L3) To learn and shadow Engineers to gain the skills needed within PC Computer services.
    Wage:£156 per week
    Location:Harwich
    Closing Date: 3 Nov 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: 3 Nov 2017
  • Notley Green Primary School ( Support Teaching Apprentice L3) To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures.
    Wage:£105.00 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 3 Nov 2017
  • Essex Golf and Country Club Hotel (Commis Chef L2) As a Commis chef, you'll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of a chef de partie, rotating through sections.
    Wage:£15,000 per annum
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Cosmotology – Joanne Breed (Hair Professional L2) Making bookings in person and over the phone. Meet and greet clients, prepare hot drinks and ensuring clients are comfortable and welcome from the moment they arrive.
    Wage:£106.75 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • The Galvin Pub Company Ltd (Commis Chef L2) A brilliant opportunity to undertake a chef apprenticeship. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic chef to learn and develop within fast paced, highly focused and professional environment.
    Wage:£175.00 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Images (Hair Professional Level 2) To be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Penny Pot Residential Care Home Ltd (Adult Care Work L2) To learn how to care for elderly individuals in a care home setting, with the help and guidance of experience Care Assistants. To learn, and share knowledge and new experiences with other members of the team. To learn from other members of staff how to effectively care for service users, and to assist with the daily activities of the Care Home.
    Wage:£126 per week
    Location:Clacton-On-Sea
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Farleigh Hospice (Commis Chef L2) The role is based in the Kitchen/ Courtyard Café, which comes under the remit of Hotel Services.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Atlantic Microwave Ltd (Customer Service Practitioner L2) Do you want a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and start a rewarding career in sales working with a great team?
    Wage:£135 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Pacepacker Services Limited (Manufacturing Engineering L3) – Mechanical 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:£140 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 2017
  • Pacepacker Services Limited (Manufacturing Engineering L3) – Electrical 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:£140 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 6 Nov 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

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