East Coast College named among 100 best companies to work for in the UK


East Coast College has been named in the 100 Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK.

The college, which has campuses in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, entered the Best Companies awards for the second year running and was ranked nationally as the 94th best company to work for.

The college was also delighted to be recognised as the 11th best Education and Training Provider to work for in the UK as well as the 40th Best Company to work for in the East of England.

Stuart Rimmer, CEO and Principal of East Coast College, said: “This award demonstrates the ability of our amazing staff to overcome the most challenging times. It is a fabulous place to work.

“The Best Companies awards recognise the commitment businesses make to its employees and demonstrate how workplace engagement is a vital part of an organisation’s success. Our staff carry this positive attitude and values into our work each day with our students. This is a great success story for the college but also for Norfolk and Suffolk.”

In order to enter the Best Companies awards, staff were invited to take part in a survey to share their views with leaders and governors about working life at the college. And for every survey completed, the college donated an Easter egg to the Lowestoft Foodbank, with 400 eggs dropped off by the team in March.

The donation followed the college’s 2021 entry, when a tin of food was donated to the Great Yarmouth Foodbank for every survey completed.  

Ann Wall, Director of People and Wellbeing, said: “Team East Coast College work tirelessly to support our learners. With the support of our team of engagement ambassadors to improve communication between departments and management we saw the best participation rates we have seen for years.

“Due to our ongoing success, and on the back of being announced as one of the country’s top employers, East Coast College is looking for industry experts to help shape the next generation of skilled workers in Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond. The college is searching for anyone who would like to train as a lecturer on the job or become part of the college support teams.

“I am incredibly proud to be part of Team ECC and we would love new colleagues to join us!

The college is recruiting for rewarding roles in electrical installation, construction, hairdressing, computer science, animal care, business and much more. The roles are the ideal opportunity for those who already have teaching experience or someone looking for a change in career.

To find out more about East Coast College’s Best Companies results, visit https://www.b.co.uk/companies/east-coast-college

For more information about opportunities at the college, visit https://www.eastcoast.ac.uk/working-for-us/