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SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE Careers and Employment

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  • Company size
    501 to 1,000
  • Revenue
    £25m to £100m


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Student in Paignton, Devon
on 6 February 2020
Good college
Welcoming, professional Clean Modern Good facilities Friendly Supportive Inclusive Wide range of courses available and friendly knowledgeable tutors
Helpline Advisor in Paignton, Devon
on 17 November 2020
Poor management and poor work load not motivational.
Bullied whilst working there. Turned out to be the worst job of my life. Poor work load not challenging enough. Staff form groups which are not welcoming and inclusive.
Yacht Operations tutor in Dartmouth Campus
on 14 July 2020
Unprofessional - poor communication.
I have been in the Maritme industry for over 30 years and would not recommend the Yacht Operations Department. Was invited for a interview and offered as job by the head of department - shock hands on the verbal contract and was informed that HR would be in touch. Having chased up by phone and email they finally admitted after many weeks they had filled the post internally and did not have the decency to inform me. Do not trust them they are unprofessional with very poor communication.
Lecturer in Paignton
on 10 July 2020
Non productive and staff not looked after.
Working for South Devon College was extremely stressful and does not allow much of a work life balance. My line manager would ask for documents to be reviewed and rewritten, he would ask for major changes for safety purposes and throughout my time working there he failed to read any of the updated documents and look at new procedures that I had put in place. Therefore it was extremely hard to get older members of staff cemented in their ways to follow those new procedures because it had not had his backing. He never answered any emails, the only way to get to talk to him would be to book an appointment through his secretary. I feel that my line manager lacked industry experience and was not at all up to date with any current industry standards or requirements. I was promised the opportunity to complete a degree course to further develop my personal attributes, however I was never given this or even allocated the time to do such course. I left a very well paid job on the grounds of this being an exciting and challenging opportunity and upon arrival found that the equipment that I was expected to use for delivery of my course was not up to standard and dangerous for teaching the relevant course material. The equipment available for the students was not looked after and in extremely poor condition due to lack of maintenance, this could have been rectified if they had employed someone to keep on top of the issues. Lecturers could not find the time to do it because of their teaching commitments. They only seem interested in the money that they will receive from students. Their care for the students personal situations is good, however they do not care about the standard of course content that is delivered to them. Recruitment for my particular course was very poor, not advertised in relevant places therefore uptake was poor. Very low numbers on the course.
Lecturer in Paignton
on 14 January 2020
Team building fun
Working at south devon college was very rewarding and challenging at the same time. Changing peoples lives for the better by passing on my experience and expertise

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