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Working for DCG

A clear strategic direction, a strong focus on quality assurance and a commitment to equality of opportunity - as celebrated in our latest Ofsted report - all combine to make Derby College Group (DCG) an inspirational place to work.
DCG is a great place to start or build your career.

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Working for Us

If creating world class, accessible education opportunities that enrich lives and make bright futures a reality for all is something you are passionate about, then you will find working at DCG stimulating, challenging and very rewarding.

Our students are the lifeblood of DCG and we exist to provide the best opportunities and outcomes for children, young people and adults. Everyone we employ must share our passion for our learning community and enable all those in it to succeed and achieve their aspirations. We employ people across a diverse range of roles and responsibilities, with some colleagues directly providing learning and support to our nursery children, our students and our apprentices; and others with a focus on supporting the running of our organisation.

Whatever the role held, we expect every employee to take an active part in engaging directly with students. This may include welcoming students at the start of their day on campus; helping to signpost students to where they can get help; or being a help to the student behaviour teams at break times with reminders about wearing ID badges; hats off and hoods down!

So, we expect all of our employees to be comfortable and confident in engaging with our broad learning community and to act as a good role model for our children, students and apprentices - in doing so we act as one team, actively supporting colleagues and engaging with our community.

From 1st January 2021, all EU citizens arriving in the UK will need to apply for a Tier 2 visa to gain the Right to Work in the UK. To be eligible to apply for a Tier 2 visa, the UK Government have introduced a new points-based immigration system, of which further details can be obtained from
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Job Opportunities

With over 1,200 experienced, professional and dedicated employees contributing to our success as a leader in education and training, we offer a wide range of roles.

Join our team and you’ll become part of a community which is dedicated to predicting and serving the needs of our business and civic communities and preparing students for the next stage of their lives.

You could find yourself working on one of our outstanding campuses or in a variety of settings in the wider community and business world. Wherever you are based, you’ll be able to tap into a range of benefits and numerous opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

We are keen to recruit and retain talented people who can play a key role in realising our vision and mission and who share our passion for what we do. We will value your ideas, develop your skills, treat you with respect and recognise your endeavours.

Whatever job opportunity sparks your interest, you’ll find DCG to be a friendly, supportive and rewarding place to work and to pursue your career.

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If you have any queries or require an alternative method to our online application form, please don’t hesitate to contact

Candidates are encouraged to disclose their needs confidentially to HR at all stages of the recruitment process by contacting
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The Recruitment Process

  • • When you complete your application form, you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.
  • • If successful, you will then receive an invitation to interview at one of our outstanding campuses.
  • • Please note you will be required to provide evidence of all qualifications stated on your application form, including Maths and English at level 2 or equivalent, prior to your interview.
  • • The successful candidate will be contacted by the recruiting manager and offered the position.
  • • Following this, formal offer paperwork including the Offer of Employment, Employment Contract and Job Description will be sent via our digital software to the email address stated on your application form.
  • • HR will contact you to arrange a visit where you are required to bring in the relevant ID documentation and right to work documentation. For further information on the EU Settlement Scheme, please see attached link: EU Settlement Scheme: leaflet - GOV.UK (
  • • Once HR receive your completed references, a start date can be formally agreed. If at any point during the recruitment process you are unsuccessful, HR will keep you up-to-date with email notification.

Please note: all successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Equality and Diversity (PDF)
Safeguarding Policy (PDF)
Statement on the recruitment of ex offenders (PDF)
DBS Privacy for transgender applicants (PDF)
Privacy Notice (PDF)

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