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Become a Teacher at DCG

Change lives, not your career – become a Teacher at Derby College Group

Do you have substantial industry experience and are ready for a change in direction? Have you considered sharing your skills and expertise to help prepare others to achieve their career goals?

At DCG we pride ourselves on creating successful outcomes for individuals who have been taught by skilled professionals from industry. We employ teachers from areas of construction and trades, engineering and manufacturing, finance, legal and accounting, digital and IT, health and social care and many more, all working to share their skills and experiences with students. We prepare students to meet their future aspirations and career goals such as:

  • Becoming skilled or becoming a tradesperson
  • Studying a vocational subject for the world of work or higher education
  • Completing post-16 academic studies to enter university
  • Advancing career opportunities within their current employment or new employment
  • Carrying out an apprenticeship to help them improve their skills at work
  • Changing career direction

We teach a diverse range of students, including both young people and adults. Teaching a skill, trade or profession typically involves more time in a practical setting than in a classroom, so you will not lose touch with the practical side of the experience and industry skills that you have accumulated.

Students in Lecture

If you have a relevant trade/vocational qualification (usually at level 3) we’ll train you to be a teacher whilst working on the job and we will fund your training. We will continue to invest in your development and, whenever opportunities arise, to support you to develop your career into a management role if this is of interest to you.

Our campuses and facilities present a modern and welcoming working environment and our fulltime working hours are 37 per week with part time hours also available. Once qualified you can expect to earn up to £37,633 pa (fulltime hours) plus industry premium where applicable. Your benefits will include a superb pension scheme and 41 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays (pro rata for part time working).

Positions are either full time or you could work part time and pursue other work or personal interests.

Your skills are more valuable than you realise! If you would like to help improve our students’ prospects, please get in touch by email today


Stephen – Teacher of brickwork

What attracted you to working for the College?

I knew some of the members of staff. One teacher taught me as an Apprentice 17 years ago.

My job role and responsibilities

I teach Apprentices, post 14 and post 16 students how to begin their journey to become a bricklayer. In a practical simulated environment we learn the basics of brickwork all the way to advanced brickwork such as arches and battered walling. In the classroom we learn the theory aspect behind brickwork from setting out foundations to the building regulations of fireplaces and flues. It is my responsibility to embed the correct skills, knowledge and behaviours in the next generation of bricklayers.

What do you enjoy about your job role and about working for the College?

I enjoy the working environment and the company of the staff members in the Hudson building. We are all ex tradespersons, so we have plenty to discuss regarding construction. I enjoy having the opportunity to embed my knowledge and experience in to the next generation.

Rachel – Teacher of Engineering

What attracted you to working for the College?

It was my first professional job

My job role and responsibilities

I’m first and foremost a teacher of Engineering. I primarily teach mechanical principles and materials engineering on both FE and HE courses (Levels 3 to 6) and I also do project supervision on the HE courses. I have also just started a new role as an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) to assess the HE apprenticeship students.

What do you enjoy about your job role and about working for the College?

I like being a part of something bigger than all of us. We are teaching, training, assessing the future generation: I am responsible for tomorrow’s engineers. The College has such a supportive work and training environment, professionally and also personally. Everyday is an exciting challenge and no two days are ever the same.

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