Finding the right employee

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by MattHB, 15 Aug 2012.

  1. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    jeez its hard to find people at the moment. I have 3 lecturing posts going, 2 electronics and one for a web lecturer for a hugely successful FE college.

    We've advertised twice, the first round we found 2 good'uns out of 5, lost one of them due to relocation problems. Second round we have 1 applicant for the electronics, who cancelled.. 3 for the ICT, 2 cried off and the one we liked we cant have due to visa issues.

    what gives?! We'll even take people with no teaching experience so long as theyre prepared to do teacher training (a 2 year evening course).

    another department advertised an entry level admin job, ideal for 17-18 yo school leavers... only 3 applied.

    there are 2.5 million people unemployed at the moment, you'd think we'd have better luck than that.

    :cursing:
     
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    it's hard enough to find something decent with so many other applicants out there too…

    what gives?
     
  3. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Have you looked at this from the other direction? Is it possible that few people are interested in working for you?
     
  4. LOOKS like a lovely part of the world to be located in :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    That's not too far from where I was hatched!^_^

    Having done a similar thing, moving into teaching, I am reluctant to do it again. I am thinking about the possibility of a job though.
     
  6. OP
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    MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Its quite possible I suppose! Seems odd though seeing as we are one of the few colleges doing really well, not struggling to make ends meet.

    It really IS a lovely part of the world :smile: one campus on the side of Poole Park
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    The other right above the East Cliff in Bournemouth
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    Its not a bad crack really!!
     
  7. Very nice :thumbsup:
     
  8. OP
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    MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Bournemouth and Poole college website :smile:


    Its good cycling countryside too.. new forest 15 miles to the east, Purbeck's on the doorstep, the mid and north dorset hill ranges to challenge as well. Cycle paths to almost anywhere for the tourists.

    Did I mention the 50 days holiday a year? and final salary teachers pension? The kids arent that bad!
     
  9. Sold ^_^
     
  10. I've just seen the SALARY they're offering for a deputy librarian :eek:
     
  11. OP
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    MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    its not as bad as london, but not as cheap as further north. Before I moved in with GF I had a 1 bed 4th floor apartment right on poole quay with basically this view (although from higher up so more sea. Thats browsea Island in the distance) for £650 a month.
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  12. OP
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    MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Its because the post isnt advertising as the closing date has passed.

    I used to be in the motor trade!!! And year, they pay librarians a lot!! Our salary banding is between 20k and 32k depending on teaching quals and experience.
     
  13. FTFY :tongue:
     
  14. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    I would imagine that there are a lot of very well qualified electronic engineers that have lost their jobs in recent years due to the decimation of the industry. I guess a lot of them like me have learn't to move on to others things and don't particularly see themselves as teachers to people entering a dead end industry. I can't for the life of me see why universities are still training UK based students in electronics unless they are thinking of moving to central Europe or the far east.
     
  15. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    Location:
    Reading
    Have you advertised on geekschat?
     
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