FEjobs.com, the specialist FE job site, announced this week that over 400 vacancies were currently advertised on the site – the largest source of vacancies, direct from colleges, in the UK.
‘This shows that more colleges are opting for the online solution to recruiting teaching staff,’ comments Chris Stevens, MD of FEjobs.com. ‘It is evidence that FE colleges are starting to realise the benefits of new technology and online recruitment over traditional press advertising methods.
We developed the site in conjunction with the Association of Colleges, AoC, to reduce FE recruitment costs and speed up the recruitment process for colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Internet not only provides cost savings in terms of advertising but it also means that, with application packs attached to vacancy adverts and candidates applying directly to colleges online, colleges no longer have to print and post out application packs, meaning they also save on administration costs.
Even though the site was launched less than six months ago, almost a third of AoC colleges have already signed up to the service and are successfully advertising their vacancies with us.’
Vacancies advertised on www.FEjobs.com also appear in The Independent Newspaper Education Supplement and are linked with other prominent FE websites including the Association of Colleges (AoC), Association for College Management (ACM), Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and UNISON.