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Need a good reason to move your career to Burnley College?

We’ve got hundreds….

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Your knowledge, your skills, your passion, your experience – everything you’ve learned, from your training through to your years in industry – the innovations you’ve pioneered and the wisdom you’ve gained is an incredible valuable asset to us.

At Burnley College we believe in building futures and changing lives. We believe in giving our learners access to the most experienced experts in industry – so you can help us ensure we create the future leaders of industry.


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Burnley College Principal Karen Buchanan

So what’s in it for you?

What about holidays? You could be entitled to up to 51 days every year – far more than most commercial roles.

You’ll get access to some of the most cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology in our Centre of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence – including the latest in robotics, mechatronics, eco-focused sustainable technology and even one of the largest autoclaves in any UK college – so you can practice and improve your skills at the vanguard of industry.

You’ll get extensive, practical training, delivering you valuable qualifications for when you chose to progress you career with us, or beyond.

Plus, on our £110 million pound town centre campus you’ll get access to an unrivalled selection of additional extras including:

  • Discount gym membership at Fitness Evolution – our on-site cutting-edge strength and conditioning gym
  • Up to 51 days holiday every year
  • Access to extensive health and wellbeing resources including 24/7 mental health support
  • Doggy Day Care
  • Free parking just 10 minutes from town centre
  • Vibrant and friendly staff community
  • A wide selection of onsite food to choose from – and even ready meals to take home at the weekend
  • A regular chance to win Burnley FC tickets!

Example of Career Progression

Trainee Lecturer -> Lecturer -> Programme Leader -> Curriculum Manager -> Head of Division -> Senior Management

Our Principal at Burnley College, Karen Buchanan, followed a very similar route to the position she is in today – your progress is only limited by your passion, ambition and commitment.


Fitness Evolution Facilities

Fitness Evolution

I Block Building

Four Storey Teaching Block

Engineering Facilities

Engineering Facilities

Fitness Evo Spa Facilities

Evolution Spa



The most rewarding reason to move to Burnley College however is to join us in our mission to ensure everyone in East Lancashire has access to the best, the most experienced, industry-linked teaching. You’ll be inspiring generations of students to become the future bosses of industry.

You will never been standing still as there are always multiple options to progress you career. You could be leading an entire division, making purchasing decisions, shaping the curriculum and moving into management.

Further Education teachers are in high demand and the sector is constantly growing as we move to fill skills gaps in industry. Salary’s are competitive and opportunities to grow frequent.

We value every single member of the Burnley College Family. We could really value a person like you. Apply now and start building futures and changing lives with us.



Joshua Lamb

Mechanical Engineering

Sixth Form

Isabelle Passmore

A Levels: Law A*, English Language A*, Sociology A*


Thomas Bottomley

Advanced Electrotechnical Apprentice

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