About becoming a lecturer

The Become a Lecturer campaign is part of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) funded Teaching for Growth project. This has included bursaries to help pay for teacher training qualifications for new lecturers entering further education (FE) from industry, and marketing activities to promote access to teaching careers with colleges and independent training providers.

The campaign and this website primarily aims to raise public awareness of the exciting range of teaching career opportunities available in further education across the SE Region. It also aims to stimulate movement of skilled people from industry in to the FE workforce, to support future economic growth and productivity. 

Although most bursaries have been allocated for 2019-20, there are still regular vacancies for lecturers within local colleges and training providers in Essex, Kent and East Sussex, which can be accessed easily via the become a lecturer site’s Current vacancies page.


“It’s fantastic seeing students achieve great results and progress into an excellent career.”

Deborah Gibson, Accountancy Lecturer, MidKent College

“I decided to become a lecturer after having my children and I find it extremely rewarding, especially seeing the learners that have no direction at all finding a career path.”

Lauren Maloney, Head of Construction, South Essex College

“Working as a lecturer is a fantastic job; no two days are the same. You get to enhance and develop the skills of all these new students who want to become top chefs and work around the country. Some of our students go on to work in top Michelin star restaurants.”

Gareth Oliver, Chef Lecturer, East Kent College

“Lecturing is rewarding, engaging and addictive. You can start one or two days a week, but I warn you it’s something you will want to do more and more.”

George Hedges, Digital Media Lecturer, East Sussex College


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