Sunderland College is one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the North East with approximately 14,300 students.  

The College has three campuses across the city of Sunderland, offering a wide range of academic and vocational provision for school leavers and adults. 

The College aims to develop and positively shape lives, communities and the economy through teaching, learning and development of skills. 

  • The College’s achievement rate is well above the national average.  
  • The College has strong collaborative partnerships with employers and the local community and contributes positively to the city and region. It was awarded the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Engagement with Employers in 2017. 
  • The College has achieved the Matrix standard, a national quality standard for information advice and guidance services.  

The local area

Sunderland has beautiful beaches, a vibrant seafront, historical sites, a redeveloped city centre and a thriving music, arts and culture scene. It’s a connected international city with excellent transport links, affordable housing and friendly people. It was recently ranked as the best UK city to live and work in and rated one of the safest places to live in the country.

Sunderland attracts more than 80 internationally-owned companies originating in 20 territories and employing more than 26,000 people. It excels in automotive production, science and technology and the services sector. With its proud heritage of world class shipbuilding, Sunderland is a manufacturing powerhouse with a global presence. Digital is a newly emerging industry with Sunderland sustaining innovative and ambitious companies.

More than £1.553bn of private and public money will be invested in the city by 2024. Major investment at Sunderland College and at the university, supports the city’s workforce and safeguards the city’s future.

Current vacancies

Our Professional Values


We are who we say we are, we do what we say we do.


We value the opinion of others and the contribution they make.


We work hard to create a
dynamic, forward looking culture.


We are determined to achieve our vision and goals.

Our strategic partners