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About Us - North East Scotland College

North East Scotland College was formed in 2013 following the merger of Aberdeen College and Banff and Buchan College. It is one of Scotland’s largest colleges, and is the biggest provider of vocational education training in the North East of Scotland. Across three Aberdeen-based campuses and one in Fraserburgh, as well as several learning centres across Aberdeenshire, NESCol provides high quality full-time and part-time education in a supportive learning environment. NESCol students are offered the opportunity to learn using state-of-the-art facilities and industry standard equipment across subject areas. In addition to maintaining our highly responsive service to our students, we are able to provide a richer offer to employers by working in partnership with industry to ensure we are up-to-date with emerging business needs across all sectors. More courses, more choices, more opportunities!

Disability Confident Employer

Through the Disability Confident campaign, the government is working with employers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, NESCOL guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for all vacancies. This is outlined within our Person Specification within the Job Description. During the application process you will be given the opportunity to inform us if you wish to be considered under this scheme and outline any adjustments that we can make to assist you during the application process.

As of October 2016, as a certified Disability Confident Employer we:

  • Have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident self-assessment
  • Are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
  • Are offering at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to keep and develop our people.

Find out more about Disability Confident.

SCQF Inclusive Recruiter
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is Scotland’s national qualifications framework. The SCQF promotes lifelong learning and helps all of Scotland’s citizens to understand and compare the full range of Scottish qualifications.
North East Scotland College became an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter in May 2019. The aim of SCQF Inclusive Recruiter is to help employers understand that many different qualifications have the same worth and to encourage use of SCQF Levels in the recruitment process to offer clarity around skills and experience. By becoming an Inclusive Recruiter, North East Scotland College can clearly define job roles and describe the skills and competencies needed to perform the jobs. By using the 12 Levels of the SCQF, it states the equivalent of the qualifications and can attract a broader range of candidates.
Your privacy
The College is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data.  Our privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during the recruitment process and can be found in the Data Protection section of our website at:
North East Scotland College is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer

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