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Every week in FE News

Who are we?

FE News is the largest online news site dedicated solely for the Further Education, Apprenticeship / Work Based Learning and Employability sector, we have been around for over 17 years (no mean feat for an online business). FE News was established in September 2003, our focus is covering news across the entire sector. FE News is a specialist news site for the sector, in every FE week we provide our support to help build the further education sector.

Our content is free to view, we are a ‘green’ news provider because we don’t produce a paper-based publication that uses up precious resources. Even our job advertising site is free to view the latest job vacancies (we have more than 1200 job vacancies live per day and more than 650,000 job seeker user sessions per month). Between FE News and FE Careers we have nearly a million page views per month, every month.

Why is FE News 100% Digital?

FE News has always been 100% digital, enabling everyone in the sector access to the content (we do not believe in charging for the sector to read our content).

Until 2014 the FE News HQ was based in Forestry Commission Offices in a working woodland. We were surrounded by woodland, it was amazing, but this was also a working forest and at times areas would be flat felled to harvest the wood crop (hundreds, if not thousands of trees were cut down all at the same time, in the same area). If you have the opportunity to walk into a recently flat felled woodland, we would encourage this (the devastation is immense, it literally takes your breath away, it looks as if a massive bomb has gone off and no birds sing in a flat felled forest)… you will then understand why we at FE News are 100% digital and will never be paper based.

Our ethos.

We work to a strong belief that all of our news should be fair and sector building. We encourage best practice and innovation in the FE sector, to ultimately improve the learner and employers experience.

Our aim back in 2003 and today is to unite the sector to enable us to all work more effectively together to provide greater opportunities for learners. This is no mean task because the Further Education sector is so vast, College, Training Providers, Welfare to Work, Employability, Awarding Organisations, Funding Agencies, Apprenticeships, Prison Education, ESOL, Adult Learning / Education, Learners and Employers – the list can go on and on.

Our aim is to provide an insight into the latest developments across the sector. We really appreciate the time shared and spared by our column writers – they are the policy makers and innovators of the sector and our audience enjoy weekly insights and pearls of wisdom from these specialists, so they can plan how to best deliver future learning for students.

What type of content do we publish every week?

We have a range of news styles for you to enjoy. This ranges from column writers who are subject matter specialists across the sector, video interviews with speakers from conferences and events – we have published more than 600 video interviews – news analysis of emerging trends across Further Education, Skills and Welfare to Work.

Every FE week we feature specialist column writers who are experts in their respective areas of Further Education. The columnists are experts in their field and set the policy for the sector. Every week FE News column writers provide an insight into the latest policy developments so you can keep your finger right on the pulse.

Thinking of advertising with us? Here’s our traffic statistics.

Our news site regularly has over 600,000 page loads per month, that is 42,000 unique visitors reading our news stories and video interviews. FE News and our job site FE Careers work in partnership with a broad range of associations across the entire sector.

We also provides access to event information, press releases from across the sector and the largest pool of job vacancies across the Further Education, Skills and Welfare to Work sectors via our job advertising site (this is largest online job advertising site with over 800,000 page loads per month, thats 15000 unique job seeker visitors, with over 1200 live vacancies advertised every day. FE Careers are also regularly finalists for multiple award categories at the Online Recruitment Awards).

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To advertise with FE News click here or to advertise your job vacancies on FE Careers click here for more information about where you can advertise a single job vacancy for as little as £90 + vat per month when you buy with a credit card online, or £70 + vat for a 30 day invoice option (this is another of our policies for offering the best value to Government funded organisations).

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