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The Corporation

Posted: 16/03/10

College is one of the best places to work in the UK

West Nottinghamshire College has been named one of the best places to work in the UK and is led by an “inspiring” principal.

The college has been placed 14th in the prestigious The Sunday Times 75 Best Places to Work in the Public Sector 2010 listing – making it the highest-placed organisation in the East Midlands.

It achieved top rankings in the following categories (out of the 75 companies listed):

  •  2nd for ‘Personal Growth’ – what employees feel about training and their future prospects;
  • 4th for ‘Leadership’ – how employees feel about the head of the organisation, senior managers, and the organisation’s values and principles; and
  • 6th for ‘My Company’ – the level of engagement employees have for their job and organisation.

The guide revealed that:

  • 72% of staff find principal and chief executive Asha Khemka OBE inspiring – only two organisations scored higher
  • 75% say Mrs Khemka runs the college on sound moral principles and they have a great deal of faith in her
  • 72% have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team
  • 77% of staff are proud to work at the college and believe they can make a valuable contribution to its success
  • 88% think the college provides a great service.

Mrs Khemka OBE said: “I’m really proud the college has achieved such a high ranking and is recognised as one of the top public sector organisations to work for in the UK.

"It’s especially pleasing that the results came from the views and opinions of staff, which shows we have a happy and committed workforce, people feel supported in their jobs and are positive about their future prospects.

“We value each and every member of staff and recognise the role they play in making us the top-performing college that we’ve become.”

More than 200 organisations competed for a place on the list, produced on behalf of Best Companies Ltd, and the views of 45,000 employees were canvassed.  It comes shortly after West Nottinghamshire College retained its star rating in the 2010 Best Companies accreditation scheme, which recognises excellence in the workplace and organisations that show high levels of employee engagement.