Careers at STCG

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London's largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students' success at the heart of everything we do.

As a major provider of further, higher and adult education to over 10,000 students, our staff have quality at the heart of everything they do. We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.

If you would like to join this dedicated and dynamic team, please take a look at the opportunities available on our dedicated recruitment pages.

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Our vision

Our vision


To achieve the ambitions of more students and partners than ever before.


South Thames Colleges Group aspires to be an exceptional Further and Higher Education provider, leading our sector in London and beyond. This will mean:
  • Excelling in our curriculum, securing great outcomes for our students
  • Growing our provision, attracting new students and developing new pathways to success
  • Upholding the fundamental values of our community, especially equalities and wellbeing
  • Transforming our teaching, learning and services through digital innovation
  • Establishing and sustaining effective partnerships with employers and schools across the region
  • Managing resources well so that we are financially robust to invest in our buildings and staff.

South Thames Colleges Group

South Thames Colleges Group (STCG) is one of London's largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities.

STCG was created by a merger in 2017 and operates from four main College campuses located at Carshalton, Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth spread across four London Boroughs. STCG has established itself as one of the top Colleges in London having made impressive progress since its creation, and the Corporation is keen that the College will continue making this progress.

Why Work with South Thames Colleges Group?

  • Rated Good by Ofsted in February 2020
  • Fantastic success rates making us one of the best FE college groups in London
  • Knowledgeable tutors who have a wealth of industry experience
  • Established employer links for our Apprenticeships and students' work experience
  • Wide curriculum taught in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Excellent transport links across the London boroughs of Sutton, Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth

We offer a range of benefits

There are many reasons to work for South Thames Colleges Group, click below to see our range of benefits.

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The Recruitment Journey

South Thames Colleges Group is passionate about offering the very best education possible to all its students but this can only be achieved by recruiting staff who are equally passionate about the job they do.

It doesn't matter whether you work as an academic specialist or within one of the many support services within the Group, we are looking for committed individuals whose ultimate goal is to inspire and support our students in preparation for their future careers.

Click below to see what the recruitment journey involves.

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Diversity And Inclusion At South Thames College Group

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to the work of the South Thames Colleges Group. We will treat all people with dignity and respect and we will promote equality of opportunity, inclusive practice and diversity. Within each College, we treat each other fairly, with respect and dignity.

We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported in realising their goals and aspirations. Therefore, we promote equality and inclusion, celebrate diversity and will not tolerate discrimination, which is not only wrong but also hurtful and can be illegal.

We have adopted equality as a core value for the organisation and see it as a significant influence on all aspects of our organisational behaviour.

Our underlying commitment is to eliminate discrimination and promote equality and inclusivity across all protected characteristics which translates to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion being embedded in all policies, practices, decision making and evaluative processes. Our approach spans the experiences of both staff and students and we have recently adopted an evidence-based plan to focus our actions on equal outcomes for identified groups.

Results From Our Autumn Term Student Survey

  • 97% - "Staff are friendly and approachable.
  • 96% - "Overall, I am happy with my experience on the course so far.
  • 96% - "I think my choice of course will help me in my planned future career, including going to university, becoming an apprentice, finding employment etc.
  • 95% - "Based on my own experiences of enrolment and induction with the College, I would recommend the College to friends and/or family members.
  • 95% - "I feel that I am on the right course at the right level.

"We have brought together four excellent Colleges in south-west London across Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth and are now stronger for it, with our standards rising quickly and student satisfaction at an all-time high.

As a Group, we can offer localised College services and learning programmes on your doorstep as well as a wider choice of progression routes, whether you're looking for a full time course, an Apprenticeship, a degree level course or great opportunities to push your studies further or find a job.

We welcome you very warmly to the South Thames Colleges Group and are delighted that you're thinking of joining us on the great journey ahead."

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Carshalton College Careers

Carshalton College offers high quality vocational education at all levels. Close to both Sutton and Croydon, the College is easily accessible from all areas of South London. Located in an attractive area with lots of green spaces, parks and the Carshalton ponds, the College has been an education provider in Sutton for over 60 years.

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Kingston College Careers

Set in South West London adjacent to the River Thames, Kingston is an amazing location with its vibrant town centre and excellent transport links. The College offers courses in a friendly, stimulating environment for study. The Creative Industries Centre is a separate campus providing state of the art facilities for our creative arts students.

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Merton College Careers

Adjacent to the beautiful grounds of Morden Park, Merton College is easily accessible by bus, train, tube or tram. The College boasts industry standard facilities including the renowned Taste Restaurant with state of the art professional kitchens for hospitality and catering students.

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South Thames College Careers

Situated in the heart of Wandsworth with great transport links, South Thames College is just 9 minutes from Clapham Junction. With fantastic purpose built teaching facilities, study at South Thames College is exciting, fun and as close as possible to a real working environment. A second campus at Tooting offers a wide range of part time adult education courses.

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South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

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