Start your Brighter Future with us and take the first step into your new career with a choice of two paid internship schemes – Talent into Teaching and Talent into Business Support.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful College Groups of Further and Higher Education in the UK, which holds amongst its many accolades: Ofsted Outstanding, Investors in People Platinum status and the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For accreditation.

This means that you can be assured of receiving the best possible support and guidance, as we nurture your talent, fulfil your potential and reward your ambition and commitment with:


  • Competitive salary / remuneration package (including pension)
  • Exceptionally generous holiday entitlement (up to 38 days including Bank Holidays)
  • State-of-the-art working and learning environments
  • Support and mentoring from some of the brightest minds in the Further and Higher Education sector.
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Why the brightest and best candidates come to the Weston College Group




Higher Education / degree-level UCW students


Apprentices working for Blue Chip global organisations such as Rolls Royce, Airbus and the Ministry of Defence.


Access to Higher Education learners

6 state-of-the-art campuses which offer exceptional working and learning facilities, giving interns the opportunity to experience working with experts on our high-calibre programmes across a range of subject areas and specialisms e.g:

Culture of success

We have a tremendous track record in developing the ambitions of people at all stages of their careers. From work experience and apprenticeships, internships and graduate schemes in our teaching and business support functions – right through to middle and senior management development programmes which provide incredible promotional opportunities for our current and aspiring professionals and leaders.

Find out below how our talent pipelines to date have progressed the careers of our former interns / graduates and the exciting opportunities that they have secured.

Ethos of inclusivity

We actively welcome applications from individuals who can bring a wide variety of experiences, skills and aspirations to the organisation, i.e:

  • Graduates
  • Final year degree students
  • Post-graduates
  • Suitably qualified or experienced applicants already in employment, seeking a career change.
  • Level 3 qualified candidates (e.g. A-Level, Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship, AS Level, International Baccalaureate diploma, etc)

Choose from two schemes and a wide variety of vacancies:

Starting salary £21,383 p.a.

With the potential of significant further studies to be fully financially supported

This two-year teaching internship programme supports trainee teachers to develop their practice through a reduced timetable, dedicated time to shadow and team teach with experienced teachers, allocated training time towards a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and uniquely, a Subject Specialist mentor assigned to each intern.

On successful completion of the internship, the trainee teacher will have the opportunity to progress into a teaching role within their subject area. Interns who successfully complete the full two-year programme will also be given the option to complete further post graduate study, fully funded by the College.

We currently have opportunities in the following (but new opportunities arise regularly):

Entry requirements:

Graduates, final year degree students, post-graduates, suitably qualified or experienced applicants already in employment (professional qualification at Level 4 and above) seeking a career change, with five GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above (or equivalent level), including Mathematics and English. 

Starting salary £18,328

With the potential of up to circa £10,000 of studies to be fully financially supported

These exciting roles are designed for those who are focused on building a career in the dynamic sector of Business (or Corporate) Support Services. Interns will be supported by highly qualified and experienced professionals, many of whom have worked in high-performing and demanding roles in industry, who now find the fast pace and challenge of the Weston College Group similarly exciting and rewarding.

We are seeking ambitious and enthusiastic candidates who relish a challenge, are well-organised and resilient, and who will take pride in providing exceptional business support services to over 1,500 high-performing individuals across the Group, whose staff and learners deserve to be supported by the best.

We currently have opportunities in the following departments (with the option to be released for further study for 1-2 days per week):

Additional opportunities in other Business Support functions may also arise during the course of the year in:

  • Human Resources / Recruitment
  • Marketing / PR / Events Management
  • Digital Technologies
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Project Management
  • Student Services
  • Estates / Health & Safety
  • Hospitality

Entry requirements:

Level 3 qualified candidates (e.g. A-Level, Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship, AS Level, International Baccalaureate diploma, etc), graduates, final year degree students, post-graduates and those already in employment (and suitably qualified or experienced), with five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics (all applicants must be able to provide evidence of a Level 2 qualification in Mathematics and English Language or be willing to undertake the qualification whilst in post).

Hear from our graduates

Whilst on my BTEC I expressed the possibility of wanting to be a teacher at FE level, the team were extremely positive and offered me guidance on the qualifications I would need and what pathways they undertook to get into the career. This really inspired me to pursue higher education. 3 months later I joined the team and have now been teaching full-time. I want to inspire other young people like me who arrive at Weston College disconnected to education and unaware of what it can do for them.

Hannah Carstensen

Business Lecturer

After completing my degree, I was fortunate enough to start my journey into the marketing industry with a graduate role at Weston College. It allowed me to develop my knowledge in a practical setting, gaining valuable experience with the support of a fantastic team. You're treated as a valued member of the team straight away, which is something that I found particularly beneficial. Five years later I'm still working in the marketing department at Weston College having developed my skills across the whole marketing mix - something my university peers haven't experienced in other roles.

Josh Herrington

Marketing Coordinator

The graduate trainee programme at Weston College helped me focus on what I wanted and pursue a career in HR. Over the last 10 years the College have supported me and provided opportunities to gain valuable experience as well as becoming fully qualified. For anyone thinking about applying for a graduate role I would say don’t even think about it, just apply! You really won’t regret it and will become part of the Weston College family. The College invest so much into their staff, if you are hard working and have ambition you can progress far.

Laura Holcombe

HR Manager

The teaching internship at Weston College has enabled me to pursue a career within education. On completion of the programme I was supported to gain a successful teaching post at the College and have since gone to move into the management team. The opportunities I have been provided with have been invaluable and the ambition that the College have for staff is inspirational.

Becky King

Curriculum Coordinator for Extension Studies and Into Work (SEND)

Completing an Internship was the best decision I ever made, it allowed me to learn and prove myself in the sector. The opportunities that have come from it have been endless. In the last 10 years I have gone from Internship to Senior Leadership and I would recommend it to anyone considering their next steps - it will be the best decision you ever make.

Gary Durant

Assistant Principal - Adult Studies

I achieved my Degree at University Centre Weston so was confident that my experience of studying here would be replicated as an employee. I am being well supported in my new job and encouraged to contribute new ideas, I’m looking forward to what the future holds.

Elliot Cutler

Business Support Intern: Web Development

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