Our Benefits

Annual leave

We believe our generous holiday entitlement, plus Christmas closure, allows our staff the opportunity to have a good work life balance.   

Our holiday schemes vary but you could receive up to 38 days per year plus Christmas closure and Bank Holidays!


As part of your benefits package, we’ve negotiated some great deals with top retail brands and travel providers and you can save online and in-store with discount cards, vouchers, codes and cashback.

You can also receive staff discount on external gym memberships, at local restaurants and through a staff NUS Extra card.

Pension Schemes

We offer a number of pension schemes at the College dependent on your role.  For academic staff, you will be auto-enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. 

We also offer the Local Government Pension Scheme and a matched contribution scheme through Peoples Pension.  

Development Opportunities

We have a dedicated Learning & Development and Teaching & Learning team who work closely to identify what we can do to develop and retain our highly talented workforce.

Development opportunities could include:

  • Staff Development days- an opportunity to attend a range of training sessions on site or undertaking CPD in your industry.
  • Learning Lounges- come along to a Learning Lounge, take advantage of the free cake and find out about new and exciting teaching & learning practices or receive a quick update on College processes and procedures.
  • Becoming a Lecturer- an internal recruitment campaign which can lead to the progression of many internal staff from various areas into teaching roles. 
  • We are delighted to confirm that financial support is available for staff to study on GC courses (some exceptions apply).  So if you’d like to study towards that dream position or you have a personal goal to fulfil, remember you could also receive a 20% discount from your course fees.

Supporting Local Charities

Each year, new and returning students from each campus vote for the charity they would like to support over the academic year. 

In support of the charities, staff and students are invited to become involved in a range of activities to raise funds for our chosen charities.   We feel it is a great opportunity to see the impact we can have by working together and good news stories of events and activities are shared throughout the year.


  1. RFD – Leanne’s Gift
  2. Gloucester – W.A.G’s retired police dogs
  3. Cheltenham – Mind

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.