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Coleg y Cymoedd (meaning college of the valleys) was formed in 2013, following the merger of The College Ystrad Mynach and Coleg Morgannwg.
Over 10,000 learners study at Coleg y Cymoedd each year with sites in Aberdare, Nantgarw, Rhondda (Llwynypia) and Ystrad Mynach.

The college offers a wide range of Full and Part Time courses from Entry to Degree Level in over 15 Curriculum areas.

Working in partnership with more than 800 employers, the college’s Business Services team offer a wide range of Apprenticeship and Bespoke Commercial Training packages.

The college has invested significantly in its facilities in recent years, with standout projects including the Nantgarw Campus building (a £40 million award winning campus), Aberdare Campus (a £22 million campus opened 2017), state of the art Railway Training and Motor Vehicle Facilities.

About Us

Coleg y Cymoedd is one of the largest employer’s within Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly County with over 800 staff employed

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its employees to share its commitment.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Coleg y Cymoedd.


Employee benefits

  • We pride ourselves on offering a competitive salary within the further education sector
  • We offer a free Employee Assistance Programme along with a great Occupational Health Provision
  • Free gym access at Nantgarw and Ystrad Mynach in addition to discounted leisure membership. If the gym isn’t your thing, we also offer a Cycle to Work scheme
  • We offer a full suite of Family Friendly policies to support your work/life balance. We also offer Childcare Vouchers to make sure your little ones are well taken care of
  • We offer excellent career and personal development opportunities. We’ll also give you free tuition on college funded courses and even give you the opportunity to learn Welsh! Da Iawn
  • Starting with us means you can be enrolled into the Local Government or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • We offer a generous Annual Leave entitlement. We also offer free car parking for all staff and a car sharing scheme.

‘Engaging with staff and learners and observing them develop to their full potential is very rewarding. The role is flexible and no two days are the same. Coleg y Cymoedd is a fantastic place to work where we all support each other to ensure our learners receive an outstanding learning experience.’

Tracey Evans
Tracey Evans
Head of School (Catering, Hair and Beauty)

Stonewall's Top 100 Employers

The Top 100 Employers list is compiled from Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index, an annual benchmark tool for inclusivity of LGBT+ staff, which is regarded as the UK's definitive list of its kind.

Coleg y Cymoedd has been named as one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by LGBT+ charity Stonewall, making it into the top 100 for the first time.

Coleg y Cymoedd has taken 79th place on the Top 100 Employers list, which was announced during LGBT+ History Month (February 2020), and is the only further education college in the UK to be included.

Karen Phillips, Principal at Coleg y Cymoedd said: "As employers and educators, it is essential that we do all we can to ensure that our campuses are welcoming and supportive environments for all staff and learners. We are grateful to Stonewall for recognising the inclusive community we have created across all of our campuses. Most of all, wed like to thank everyone who has supported our ongoing commitment to LGBT+ equality.

Disability Confident

The College is a Disability Confident Employer, showing our commitment to employing, supporting and promoting disabled people in our workplace.

We welcome requests to meet any additional requirements applicants may have in order to enable them to participate in our recruitment processes.

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