West Nottinghamshire College was celebrating last week after being awarded ‘star status’ as part of the highly regarded Best Companies accreditation scheme.
The college, which employs 1,200 staff, will now take its place in the Best Companies Guide and official website alongside an elite group of organisations also labelled ‘first class’ employers.
Best Companies accreditation follows the Michelin star-style rating, with one star being first class, two stars for outstanding and three stars for those that prove themselves to be extraordinary.
West Nottinghamshire College was able to pick up one star at the first time of seeking accreditation, and is now able to use the highly sought-after accreditation logo on its literature.
Asha Khemka OBE, principal and chief executive, deputy principal Tim Grant and Director of Human Resources Tracey Thompson were presented with the coveted ‘star status’ recognition award at The Cumberland Hotel, London.
Mrs Khemka OBE said: "This is a fantastic achievement and makes me very proud indeed. Best Companies accreditation carries great kudos and the fact that it is the result of excellent staff feedback is even more satisfying."
She added: "Above all, it shows the College has high levels of employee satisfaction, which comes from our efforts to support and engage with every member staff, and that the College is a great place to work."
Pictured: Asha Khemka OBE (second right), is congratulated at the celebration event by Jonathan Austin, chief executive of Best Companies, joined by Tracey Thomson (centre) and Tim Grant.