Why work for NCFE?

We’re not afraid to have fun at work – it makes for a happier working environment and we actually think it makes you work better as well!

NCFE is a rapidly growing market leading Awarding Organisation, passionate about developing and certificating nationally recognised qualifications that provide life-changing opportunities to learners.

High expectations, high performance…

To achieve the ambitious levels of organisational performance that we’re striving for, we have high expectations of each and every one of our talented colleagues. Our culture is focused on results and we would like our colleagues to work smart and have real pride in the outcomes they achieve. ‘Be the best’ is one of our core company values and our colleagues should exhibit this confidence and dedication to reaching our goals.

Learning at our heart…

To help colleagues perform to the best of their ability we place learning and development at the very heart of our culture. This supports our commitments as a gold standard Investors in People company - engaged people results in valued customers which means growth and development of the organisation.

With this in mind, we have a comprehensive blended learning and development offer and encourage all colleagues to take ownership of their own development with the support of their line managers. We have specific programmes as part of our talent management approach and our Love Learning Library enables access to hundreds of learning resources. If that’s not enough, we have online learning solutions, a £200 personal development allowance and celebrate Adult Learners Week each year with colleagues sharing their wealth of knowledge and skills. 

Change and challenge…

Although we’ve a heritage of over 150 years, we’re also an organisation that’s unafraid of change or challenge and we always like to be ahead of the curve. We seek innovation as a characteristic in our colleagues and empower people to put their ideas into action, making continuous improvements.

Number 1 for service…

As number one in the sector for customer service, our customers’ experience is very important to us and we expect every colleague to be committed to this. We aim to extend the same high standards of customer service afforded to our external customers to both our employees and contractors.

Saying thank you…

Of course we also offer our colleagues recognition and reward for their great work and we think it’s really important to take the time to say ‘thank you’ and celebrate our successes! We also want to make sure that our colleagues achieve a healthy work/life balance – all work and no play is no good for the soul! With this in mind we offer additional annual leave, a generous pension entitlement, a fantastic flexi-time scheme and a healthcare plan to help keep employees happy and healthy.

Do the right thing…

As well as being an awarding organisation, NCFE is also a registered educational charity, committed to changing the lives of learners and supporting people to progress and achieve. NCFE’s purpose is to ‘create opportunities for success to enrich society’ – it’s at the heart of who we are and it’s what we believe in.

One of our core company values is to ‘do the right thing’ (not just the easy thing); to work with integrity and respect in everything we do. We love to raise money for charity (we’re particularly fond of our fancy dress!). And we don’t leave our dirty dishes in the kitchen for someone else. We recycle our rubbish and we use our timebank scheme to do voluntary work in the community. That’s how we roll! We’re also very proud to partner with The Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF) – an incredible worthwhile cause which exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students.