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Pembrokeshire College is a dynamic and high quality provider of education and training, providing opportunities for 2,000 full-time and approximately 12,000 part-time learners on a wide range of further education, higher education, work-based learning, international and online learning programmes.

The roots of the College can be traced back to 1956 with the main campus is situated in Pembrokeshire’s county town of Haverfordwest. The economic infrastructure in the county is one which is dominated by small employers and those who are self-employed. However, the multi-national businesses based on or around the Haven waterways form an extremely important part of the economic make-up of the County, through which nearly 30% of the UK’s oil and gas is imported.

Higher education has been expanded through a strategic alliance with Swansea University, while our Work-based Learning (WBL) Consortium sees the College leading six colleges and three private providers in the delivery of a £12m contract training 5,000 apprentices and trainees annually.

The 2015 Estyn inspection of WBL saw the College receive five ‘excellent’ and ten ‘good’ judgements, placing the College among the top colleges for WBL delivery in Wales. In 2014 the College celebrated its strongest A-level results to date with 33.3% of learners achieving A-A* grades.

We are proud of our educational heritage and are aspirational about our future. We believe we have a responsibility to provide first class education and training to ensure that Wales has a workforce ready and able to meet the economic demands of the future and to promote community engagement in skills.

We have a highly qualified, supportive and dedicated team of staff who care about their students. We have excellent facilities and resources. We are financially strong and continue to invest in our College facilities.

As a College we are committed to developing a ‘culture of aspiration’ for our students, employers and communities.


Rewards and benefits

Pembrokeshire College has an excellent and committed team of staff who receive a package of benefits including:

A comprehensive staff development programme Childcare day nursery facility
Fitness suite In-house occupational health advisor
In-house counsellor Fee reductions on in-house courses
Reduced cost beauty treatments Literacy & numeracy upskilling
Learning & teaching mentors Staff association
Flexible working Workbased WI
College choir Cycle to work scheme

Living in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire College is based in west Wales with large parts of the county being in the UK’s only coastal national park.

To find out more about living and working in Pembrokeshire, visit the following websites which provide useful information about the area:


Pembrokeshire College’s Commitment to the Armed Forces

At Pembrokeshire College we are proud to support the UK’s armed forces and reservists. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant as a voluntary pledge of mutual support between the College community and its local armed forces community.

We encourage activity that integrates military and civilian communities, and recognise the skills and attributes that having served can bring to the College and its learners.

If you are an armed forces leaver, a veteran or a reservist you will be guaranteed entry to the College’s selection process for any role providing you meet the essential job criteria.

If you are an armed forces reservist an additional 5 days’ leave is available annually. By agreement with the line manager the leave will be granted upon evidence of legitimate reservist activities (eg training).

The College has previously, and continues to employ veterans, reservists and forces family members.


Awards

  • Times Education Supplement (TES) Outstanding Human Resources Team Winner – 2012
  • Corporate Health Standards Platinum Award – 2013
  • RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Gold Award – 2013
  • TES Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (winner) – 2014
  • ColegauCymru Award for Equality and Social Inclusion (winner) – 2015
  • TES Award for Outstanding Contribution to a Vocational Area (finalist) – 2015
  • TES Award for Contribution to the Local Community (finalist) – 2015