Appointment of Bath College Principal and CEO


Bath College is delighted to announce that after a robust and comprehensive recruitment process, the current Deputy Principal,  Jayne Davis has been appointed as Principal and CEO of Bath College and will take up her role in late summer. Jayne has been at the College for 5 years and has been instrumental in key developments  during this time, securing a number of capital bids, overseeing the College’s successful Higher Education TEF silver award, leading on the college’s overall Covid response as well as being the Quality Nominee in our successful Ofsted inspection in 2018. These incredible achievements build on 21 years of experience in management and 11 years in education senior management.


The Chair of Governors, Andy Salmon said that, “Succeeding in a rigorous interview process as an internal candidate is not easy. As well as external vision, Jayne demonstrated really strong internal support, the essential combination to keep us on the progression Laurel’s leadership has so well established.”


On her appointment, Jayne Davis said, “I am thrilled and honoured to be taking over the Principal and CEO role in the summer. It is such a great College and to get to lead it into our next phase is very exciting.  I am looking forward to working with staff and students in this new position and seeing us achieve great things.”


The outgoing Principal and CEO, Laurel Penrose stated that, “ I could not be more delighted in this appointment. Jayne’s passion for teaching and learning, the FE sector, Bath College and its staff and students is plain for anyone to see. I am confident that Jayne will lead the College into a bright future.”


I am sure that you will join us in congratulating Jayne on her successful appointment.


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Bath Colleges Top Three Apprenticeships of the Month

December Edition


It’s the last day of our Apprenticeship Takeover and we thought we’d wrap it up with the top three apprenticeship opportunities for this month!


Our first one is Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations Apprentice

This is based in Bath at The Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Assembly rooms, some beautiful places to work! You will be required to work 37 hours a week, this includes your time at College. On Completion of the course you will have a NVQ Level 2 in Creative and Cultural Venue Operations. The salary is £11,406.67 in your first year. You can find all the details in the above link, this is not an opportunity you want to miss, make sure to get your application in before the closing date on Sunday 9th December!




Our second one is Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentice

This is a perfect opportunity for an aspiring Chef. You will receive full training and guidance in all aspects of preparing and cooking the freshest ingredients to the highest standards, based in Fuller’s Kitchen establishments across the south of England. You will spend one day a week at Bath College studying, and the rest of your learning with be hands on in the Kitchen. The salary is £246.00 – £328.00 per week, not including any tips you get. Click the link above for more information including wages and requirements. The closing date will be in March so make sure to get your applications in early!


Our last top opportunity is a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship at The Bath Mill

This is another great opportunity for an aspiring Chef and is more local to Bath. You will be providing prompt preparation and food service delivery to a five star standard, learning hands on skills as well as studying at College. Bath Mill are a great employer to work with an all the training will be provided by their talented Chefs and Front of House staff. The salary is £8.21 per hour. Click the link above for more information and if you’re interested make sure to get your application in before the close date in January!



Have we piqued your interest with Apprenticeships? Be sure to have a look at our Apprenticeship page for all the information and all our other fantastic opportunities! You can find it here.

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