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Working at AQA

  • Company size
    1,000–2,499 employees
  • Sector

What we do

Our purpose is to advance education by helping students and teachers to realise their potential. As part of AQA, you’ll very quickly appreciate the determination and unwavering passion to deliver this goal in everything we do. To help drive these ambitions, AQA invests in the development of its people by offering a range of professional development and learning opportunities leading to over 50% of our permanent roles being filled internally.

We spend a good portion of our life at work, so we’re dedicated to making sure you’re comfortable and healthy. At AQA, you’ll enjoy a 35 hour week with flexible working arrangements. Our Wellbeing team promote and run lots of initiatives to remind our people of how important their physical and mental health really is. On top of this, AQA provides Mental Health first aiders along with free access to the Headspace app.

One of the key elements to making AQA a great place to work is our commitment to flexible working. Here, we want to empower everyone to manage their personal commitments whilst delivering their professional accountabilities.

With our new strategic objectives in place, we are moving quickly to grow and become the UK’s pre-eminent educational assessment organisation. We also regularly ask our teams about their environment, development, management, peer relationships, reward and our strategy. Meaning that we’re always evolving and adapting to suit the needs of our people.

Enabling our people to be brilliant everyday

What you'll get

  • Career progressionover 50% of our roles are filled internally.
  • Flexible workingflexible working arrangements.
  • Financiala defined contribution pension scheme of up to 18.5%.
  • Holiday & travel25 days of annual leave entitlement rising to 30 days.
  • Health & well-beinglife assurance and ill-health benefits.
  • Learning & developmentaccess to a modern learning management system.

Who you'll work with

As a company, we encourage open conversations across AQA which has led to LGBTQ+, People of Colour and Empowering Women networks. These help us focus on creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone is valued. In addition, multiple working groups have formed that cover topics such as culture, ED&I, wellbeing and many more. You’ll have every opportunity to join the discussion on these networks and working groups, or set up your own.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We’re committed to increasing our diversity across AQA and at board level.

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