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International Women's Day 2022

Accounting at Bedford College (2021 Photoshoot)

Tuesday 8 March 2022 marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion for all women around the world.

This day brings with it an integral message; that collectively we can all #BreakTheBias and forge a far more equitable world for the future generations to come.

Here at The Bedford College Group, we view equality as a necessity, not a superfluity. We are strongly committed to ensuring equality & diversity for all our students and staff and aim to provide a learning and working environment which values individuals equally.

Student writing in workbook.

The Bedford College Group Staff Statistics:

  • 59% of the Group’s staff members are female.
  • The Group employs many women in prominent senior positions (such as Vice Principal, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, and Executive Director of Human Resources).
  • The Group has an upper quartile of pay that is 55.2% female
Two Bedford College care apprentices


Recently Level 5 Leadership Apprentice Kylie Rawlins was recognised in The Great British Care Awards for her work with the homeless charity NOAH. She will be going through to the national finals, to be held later this month.

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Megan lights way for women in construction The Bedford College Group


20-year-old Apprentice Megan Spencer has been lighting the way for women in construction as she became one of the first students in the UK and the first woman, to complete the new End Point Assessment in apprenticeship standards.

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Changing career lanes The Bedford College Group Listing Page


Last year, two of our female apprentices, Kelly Durham-Flinter and Jo Adkins won the Advanced Apprentice of the Year and Higher/Degree Apprentice of The Year Awards respectively.

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Karen Campbell, Vice Principal of The Bedford College Group has kindly offered to share some of her own personal experiences.

In this video, Karen outlines how it felt to grow up surrounded by bias as well as the struggles of being a single mother.

We asked several of our female staff members for their thoughts on how we can all #BreakTheBias going forward.

“I will judge people on their capabilities and not their gender.”

“I will call out bias when I see it, even if it’s not directed at me.”

“Women can lift weights, men can dance. Let’s all work together to break the bias.”

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If you want to learn more about International Women’s Day 2022 and how you can #BreakTheBias, you can find out more on the official website.

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