BORDERS College is celebrating a “significant achievement” after being named as a great place to work.

In May, the college was awarded the ‘Great Place to Work’ certificate.

According to feedback gathered by organisation Great Place to Work, 75 per cent of Borders College staff said they have a consistently positive work experience.

That percentage is 10 per cent higher than the threshold to be awarded the certificate.

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Borders College principal and CEO Angela Cox said of the achievement: “We are a people business.

“When our workforce are happy, levels of innovation and collaboration improve and that results in an excellent quality of learning and customer experience for our students, employers and the community.”

She added: “I am incredibly proud of the culture and values of our college, which have resulted in this fantastic achievement.”

Benedict Gautrey, managing director of Great Place to Work UK, said: “We congratulate Borders College on achieving their certification. Organisations which put the employee experience at the heart of their business gain their employees’ trust and, in turn, are truly able to build a great workplace culture that delivers outstanding results.”

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The head of HR at Borders College, Debbie Kerr, said: “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-certified.

“We make our employee experience a priority every day, and it means a lot that our employees have reported a consistently positive experience with their colleagues, their leaders, and with their jobs.

“This is important to us because we know that when our employees have a high-trust experience every day, they feel valued and make a difference to our customers.”

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture.