Waltham Forest College is one of London’s most successful colleges that has been voted number one as the best College in London for learner satisfaction for two years running and this year has been selected as one of twelve national WorldSkills Centre of Excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity for our students to further develop world-class skills, embedding excellence and developing the higher-level technical skills that employers need. We have a wide range of courses to support your career aspirations.

Waltham Forest College is a vibrant, popular and aspirational place to learn with highly skilled, supportive staff and industry standard specialist facilities.

About Us


Waltham Forest College is one of London’s most successful Colleges and in February 2018 Ofsted judged the College to be ‘Good’ in all that we do and we are proud to be described as an ‘inclusive college” by having a diverse workforce that mirrors our local community.

The College firmly believes that our employees are the heart of the organisation and having the right people in place is the key to our success. Our mission is to deliver responsive, outstanding teaching, learning, and support to meet the needs of individuals and employers and inspire our students to develop the high-quality skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their future lives.

From the moment you enter our spectacular building you can see that this is a College built for success Waltham Forest College has invested heavily in its facilities over the past five years and all learning areas are equipped with the industry standard resources you would expect to see in the world of work.

These include:

  • Commercial kitchens
  • Creative Arts block
  • Elite Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Elite Barbering Salon
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Mallinson Restaurant
  • STEM Centre
  • Common Room
  • Dedicated canteen space

Working for Us

The College offers a wide range of benefits for staff, which can enhance the employee’s personal development, health, wellbeing and finances. The College is committed in continuing to develop and expand the range of benefits; some of them are listed below:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Elite Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Sick pay
  • Extended Christmas Closure
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Family-Friendly Policies
  • Free on-site Car Parking
  • Generous Pension
  • Low Gender Pay Gap
  • NUS Employee Discount
  • Onsite Butchery Smithfield Unit
  • Software Packages
  • The Mallinson Restaurant
  • The Print Shop
  • Walthamstow Leisure Centre
  • Work Perks and Gems At Work
  • YMCA Gym Discount

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