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How we look after our people
The benefits of working at NCFE 

Our people are our most important asset at NCFE and we value the talent, commitment and dedication all our colleagues bring to their roles. In return for the exceptional results and experiences we see delivered to our learners, day in, day out, we provide a substantial range of rewards.  These include an extremely supportive working environment, a well-rounded employee benefits package, support for personal and professional development and a health and wellbeing support package.  


Job benefits
  • A minimum of 25 days holiday per year, plus 8 bank holidays 
  • An additional 3 days off during the Christmas closure that doesn’t come out of your holiday entitlement 
  • Up to 9% employer contribution to your pension, when you contribute 3% 
  • Death in service payment worth 4x your salary 
  • Hybrid and flexible working to support a work-life balance 
  • Salaries paid at market rates.


Health and wellbeing support

We proudly provide a vibrant and caring environment where the safety, health and wellbeing of all of our colleagues is of paramount importance.

  • Healthcare plan: Enables you to claim towards the cost of your everyday health costs such as dental and optical care and therapy treatments. 
  • Employee assistance programme: A confidential helpline is available if you need support for mental wellbeing, financial concerns, relationship issues, stress, or other health issues. If you need further support, face-to-face and telephone counselling options are available. 
  • Doctor Line: Get treated ASAP with same day appointments and telephone consultations with Doctor Line. 


Personal development support
  • £200 personal development allowance a year
  • Two working hours to spend on personal development each month
  • £400 to spend on NCFE qualifications a year
  • Freely available learning resources on our in-house ‘Learning to Grow’ platform
  • Career coaching
  • Role-dependent professional subscriptions.


On-site rewards

We currently work in a hybrid way, but when you’re in the office, you’ll enjoy:

  • Discounted annual public transport travel pass – save as much as £100 on travel 
  • Tax-free bikes through the Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Free drinks 
  • All-colleague events throughout the year. 
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Development and performance

We ensure that all colleagues have clarity regarding accountabilities and expectations, and how their contribution links to organisational goals, objectives and successes.

We have a supportive and developmentally focused performance culture that is enabled through a clear focus on outcomes and impact, performance transparency and collegiate and interdependent ways of working.

Fairness, equality
and diversity

We ensure that fairness is carefully considered and implemented in all our policies, procedures and ways of working.

We build rich diversity into our workforce, at all levels, to ensure that we best understand and are representative of the communities and customers that we serve.

We create the environment and mechanisms to ensure that all colleagues have the opportunity to have their say and be heard.

Download our Vision for our people document to learn more. 

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Job benefits

Better Health at Work

We're proud to have been awarded a bronze Better Health at Work Award for our approach to health issues in the workplace.  

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Disability Confident

NCFE is a Disability Confident employer, taking positive action to improve how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

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