Channelside, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2PJ
Furness College is the largest provider of education and training in South Cumbria.
With our stunning new £43m campus we offer one of the best facilities and most up-to-date campuses in the county. The financial health of the college is 'Outstanding'.
The College is one of the largest employers in the area, providing flexible employment opportunities and currently employing just over 300 staff.
Each year we train over 5000 students. We work with over 500 employers and train just over 900 apprentices.
The college delivers excellent progression pathways ranging from Entry Level through to Level 7 (MSc) across 15 sector areas. A large amount of college provision falls within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). STEM accounts for 73% of provision in Higher Education and this has grown from 64% over the last four years.
Similarly STEM in workplace learning has grown from 49% to 65% over the same period whilst classroom learning has grown from 60% to 76%.
Furness College is proportionally one of the highest deliverers of Higher Education (HE) among further education colleges. The college has well established relationships with Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Cumbria.
All engineering HE programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and/or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (I MechE).
"The Federation of Small Businesses is delighted that Furness College has committed to supporting small businesses in the Furness area. There are in excess of 15,000 people employed in the SME sector and the college has already engaged with many small business owners through a series of workshops and events. Our partnership is hugely positive."
Phil Collier, FSB and Managing Director, Turnstone HR
"Furness College staff work alongside our Learning & Development Department to ensure that a constant flow of high quality apprentices is maintained thus enabling the business to fulfill future resourcing requirements with highly skilled personnel. Through its relationship with various universities, the college is also able to offer progression opportunities locally for our staff through its HNC and Degree qualifications, which can ultimately lead to registration with professional bodies."
Wayne Singleton, HR Business partner for Siemens Subsea