About Us

NCG serves over 100,000 learners and customers annually, across six Divisions and over 100 delivery locations. We are one of the largest educational, training and employability organisations in the UK with a turnover approaching £200 million.

Our purpose is: Unlocking potential through learning.

Our objectives are to:

  • put the needs of the learner and customer first
  • innovate and support excellence in learning and employability
  • promote diversity and social mobility
  • value, involve and invest in our staff
  • foster strong partnerships with employers, partners and communities
  • secure our future through strategic investment and profitability

Our focus is on meeting national and regional education, skills and employability needs for individuals as well as the skills priorities of employers, in line with Government agendas.

Our six divisions include:

  • Intraining
  • Kidderminster College
  • Newcastle College
  • Newcastle Sixth Form College
  • Rathbone
  • West Lancashire College

Within NCG, Group Services provide the overview and specialist expertise across the Divisions in areas such as Finance, IT, MIS, Estates, Quality, Business Development, Health and Safety, e-learning, financial modelling for bids and mergers and acquisitions, Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Back office transactional support services are provided centrally to all divisions through Group Shared Services, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and HR Administration. NCG Group services provide back office support to our operating sites across the UK.

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Working for NCG

NCG aspires to be a great place to work. We attract individuals who are adaptable and keen to create and meet new challenges for the organisation. We are flexible, hardworking and passionate about what we do. We have a "hands on" approach which meets all of the requirements of funders and gets the job done in as simple a way as possible, as fast as possible to the highest possible standards.

We give our leaders and their teams the opportunity to shape the working practices and future strategy of the business. Lots of interesting things come our way and we like to maximise these opportunities wherever possible. We have lots of very talented managers and staff who work most effectively with inspiring leaders; leaders who they can respect and who are sharp and assertive enough to cut to the heart of an issue.

Our senior managers are driven to develop the business and deliver high quality and innovation whilst promoting stability in the areas of the business that need it. We are also a data driven business and expect our managers to be aware of data in their areas and what it is telling them about performance and the interventions they would need to make.

We have robust and mature relationships with funders and sponsors and are extremely highly regarded in all our key market sectors. You will thrive in the role if you:

  • are passionate about our business, our learners and customers
  • are driven to succeed
  • are capable of delivering successful projects
  • can command respect at all levels
  • possess demonstrable business acumen
  • are bright, have ideas and can innovate
  • enjoy working as part of a vibrant team
  • are hard working
  • like variety and challenge

NCG Divisions

Intraining - www.intraining.co.uk

As a dynamic and forward thinking organisation, Intraining has worked with more than 20,000 employers across the UK over the past 3 years, so we understand the pressures and commercial needs you have. As an employer, we will commit to giving you great service and practical support to help your business grow. We work closely with all industries sectors, ranging from small businesses to large national organisations. To date, we have developed and trained over 18,200 apprentices over the last three years, helping them to succeed in their chosen career.

We are one of the largest, most innovative and successful national training, skills and employment providers in the UK. Part of NCG, we create better futures for individuals, families, businesses and communities. More importantly our mission is to develop people through learning and achievement for the benefit of themselves, society and the economy.

As a company we employ over 1,000 members of staff working across a network of over 25 offices and skill centres in England and Scotland. We work with a diverse mix of people, ranging from school leavers just starting out on an Apprenticeship, to the long-term unemployed.

Each year we help tens of thousands of people to gain sustainable employment through direct delivery from our own operations and via a network of high quality sub-contractors and specialist providers.

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Kidderminster College - www.kidderminster.ac.uk

Kidderminster College is a successful general further education college with more than 4,500 students enrolled every year.

The College has consistently achieved success rates which are above the national average and its current success figure of 89% places it in the top 25% of Colleges nationally.

Kidderminster College has a modern town centre campus and has recently invested more than £2.5million in continuing to improve facilities. These improvements created three floors of new classrooms, a new glazed roof, a dramatic triple height reception area and a new terrace café. Ofsted inspectors said the main campus has "developed well to enhance the learners' experience."

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Newcastle College - www.ncl-coll.ac.uk

Newcastle College has a turnover of around £70 million and offers diverse academic and vocational courses ranging from entry level to post-graduate qualifications. Newcastle College is the largest HE provider in FE and one of the UK's largest FE providers.

Current developments include a range of new projects to enhance facilities in Newcastle. Our ambition is for Newcastle College to be the best college in the UK delivering innovative and highly engaging programmes to learners of all ages in the best possible learning environments.

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Newcastle Sixth Form College - www.newcastlesixthformcollege.co.uk

Newcastle Sixth Form College is a purpose built sixth form college which offers an academic and pastoral experience to young people. It delivers AS and A Levels to young people whose aim is to go to university or Level 3 employment. This is the first dedicated sixth form college in the city and aims to be leading deliverer of A Levels in the region.

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Rathbone - www.rathboneuk.org

Rathbone is a UK-wide organisation and registered charity which merged with NCG in January 2012, both organisations have been working together to create life changing opportunities for 14-24 year olds. Rathbone plays a vital role in creating prospects for thousands of young people at risk of long term social and economic exclusion by engaging or re-engaging them in learning. It has a turnover of around £34m.

We have a long track record of successfully supporting young people. Last year we supported over 10,900 young people across the UK and we have more than 45 centres in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our work is inspired by the vision of our founder, Elfrida Rathbone, who believed that everyone could make progress through learning. We believe that every young person has the potential to achieve a positive future and that given the right opportunities and support, all young people can learn, progress, and succeed in their chosen career.

Our ambition is to be an outstanding provider of education and development; and an advocate for young people. Our young people are at the heart of the decisions that we make and directly inform the way that we work.

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West Lancashire College - www.westlancashire.ac.uk

Since merging with Newcastle College in 2007, the college has gone from strength to strength. The new £43m stunning town centre campus opened in September 2011 and is a catalyst for growth. West Lancashire College is a local college proud of its reputation as an excellent partner committed to raising aspirations and training to a high standard. Our ambition is to create a college totally committed to its customers and delivering consistently high levels of student success matched by an innovative approach to learning.

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Carlisle College - www.carlisle.ac.uk

At Carlisle College we have invested over £30 Million in world class facilities & Industry standard equipment including a £5.3 Million College of the Arts, and a brand new £1 Million Advanced Manufacturing Centre.

This along with highly qualified tutors with specialist knowledge and a wealth of industry experience allows learning to be more relevant, realistic and enjoyable, providing the perfect route into work or further study including university; with over 200 students applying through UCAS each year.

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Lewisham Southwark College - www.lscollege.ac.uk

The College is passionate about giving everyone – at any stage of their life – the education, skills and confidence they need to progress to a fulfilling career. Improving opportunities for all is at the heart of LS College’s ethos, and the core values of equality and inclusiveness inform the way the College treats its students, staff, employers and others who have a stake in its future.

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I was given plenty of opportunity to grow my skills and knowledge by attending various courses.

Mark Breadner - Newcastle College Director of Infrastructure and Business Technology

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