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Welcome to Furness College Careers
At Furness College we take pride in training and developing the current and future workforce. With the expertise of our staff, fantastic
facilities and network of support we are able to work towards our vision of providing the highest standards of further and higher education
which meet the needs of local people and businesses. No matter what their role, every member of staff plays an important part in
achieving our goals.
When you work in education, an environment that really makes a difference to people's lives, job satisfaction is like no other;
Margaret Graveson, Learning Mentor at the college said ‘I love my job, it's brilliant on a Monday morning to get up and know you are going
to make a difference to the lives of some great kids. It’s amazing when you see them progress by the end of the year.’
Isabela Braithwaite, Curriculum Manager describing her biggest buzz at work ‘when you make a difference to someone’s life whether it’s
because you encouraged them to reach their potential and they have really made you proud, or if you have helped someone when they
have struggled and then see them achieve’.
If you are passionate about further education and would like to join our commitment to making our students work ready, providing
employers with the skills they need, a career at Furness College could be for you.
Our superb facilities not only provide our students with the highest standards of education, but also provide our staff with all the latest technology available and the resources they need to do their job in the most effective way possible.
All our buildings are situated on site within our Channelside campus:
- Copper Box – This is our main building. On the ground floor you will find the main reception, student services, construction and craft
engineering workshops and classrooms. The Salon is also based on the ground floor where you can find a wealth of hair, beauty, spa and
complementary therapy treatments at highly competitive prices, using quality products. The first floor also includes additional workshops and
classrooms for construction and craft engineering, and it's also here you will find our great food and drink facilities at your convenience, whether it be a visit to the
shop, café or indulging in a 3 course meal at the restaurant. The second floor takes you to our technical engineering and science classrooms/labs, functional skills and business classrooms, along with offices and the staff inspiration hub, and the board room. The third floor is
the home of our conference facilities and university centre.
- The IBox & Match Box – The IBox is the home of our health studies and sport facilities and includes a gym and fitness suite plus IT and media studios. Staff
can join the gym for only £12 per month, which includes free attendance to gym classes carried out by our own fitness instructor, along
with personal training programmes and health assessments. The Match Box joins the IBox, providing excellent sports hall facilities and
- The Light Box – This provides specialist facilities for Electrical Installation. Externally we have our 3G pitch and free parking available to staff, students, visitors and commercial users.