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Oxford Business College to launch recruitment drive for 150 posts

Oxford Business College
Oxford Business College
23 June 2023
Oxford Business College

Oxford Business College is embarking on a large scale expansion which will see it take on 150 staff.

Founded as the city’s first business school in 1985, Oxford Business College currently has 350 employees and 10,000 students.

Due to demand from UK students for business-related courses and workplace soft skills, the College has expanded campuses in the UK and forged partnerships with degree-awarding universities.

An initial 150 posts, mostly for lecturer positions, are being created over the next 12 months.

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As well as in Oxford, there are campuses at Park Royal in North West London, Coventry, Nottingham and Slough, Berkshire.

Furthermore, this September sees the opening of the Brentford campus in West London, with the entire 2,458 sq m building at One Brentside Park occupied by the College.

The College provides a wide range of job-orientated undergraduate courses in business and management.

In addition, the College is the pioneer of the longest-running International Foundation Programme in Oxford, which has prepared international students for more than 30 years to successfully progress on to UK university degrees.

The Business English Language Preparation programme (BELP) is added to the International Foundation in Business to help students work in English with confidence; the high-quality English language teaching and learning is accredited by the British Council.

Degree partnerships are in place with Buckinghamshire New University and Ravensbourne University London.

Undergraduate courses at the three universities, each with a foundation year, are, respectively, BA (Hons) Business Management and BA (Hons) Business Management.

Padmesh Gupta, Managing Director, Oxford Business College, said: “Due to the unprecedented growth of the College in the UK, the largest employment recruitment drive in our 38-year history is taking place.

"We are looking to fill an initial 150 vacancies across all our campuses, including here in Oxford.

“Most of the posts are for highly qualified lecturers looking to develop their careers at one of the most sought-after places of learning in the independent, for-profit higher education sector.”

He added: “We look forward to hearing from talented academics in and around Oxford and from any of our other campuses.

“The College is incredibly proud of providing academic programmes for students who are keen to either run their own businesses or want to earn more money than their current job – in turn, both can generate taxes for UK plc.

“We also appeal to students who may otherwise be written off because their English language skills might not be initially strong but who have the flair, passion and dedication to run or contribute to successful businesses.

“There still persists a terribly old-fashioned and corrosive notion that the best businesspeople have come through long-established universities.

“Thankfully, our students are proving that what matters is not wealth or social class but ability, talent and an overwhelming ambition to succeed in a working world where merit is the only judge.

“Our lecturers see this every day from motivated students who have enrolled, having passed robust admissions standards which result in 60% of applicants being rejected.”

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Stephen Emerson is the Managing Editor of The Business Magazine and is responsible for the publication's print publications and online properties including the newly launched Biz News websites in Hampshire and Dorset.

Stephen has been a journalist for 20 years and has worked at local, regional and national publications and led a team which made The Scotsman website one of the fastest growing news sites in the UK with over eight million monthly users.

He has a keen interest in technology, property and corporate finance and telling the stories of the people behind the successful firms in these sectors.

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