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Tresham College may cut 75 jobs in Northamptonshire

Up to 75 jobs are at risk of being axed at a Northamptonshire college.

Staff at Tresham College have been told the posts could be cut following a 30-day consultation period which is now underway.

Stuart Wesselby, the college's principal, said the cuts were down to a "significant reduction" in government funding.

A representative from the University and College Union was unavailable for comment.

'No choice'

Mr Wesselby said: "As a result of a review of the college's provision, unfortunately we have had no choice but to secure the ongoing financial sustainability of the college through efficiency savings to maintain high-quality provision for our learners.

"We are working tirelessly to ensure that there is minimal impact on staff and learners.

"However, with significantly reduced government funding the college has had to make this difficult decision to commence consultation with the individuals affected regarding proposed changes."

The college said it was unable to provide details of the exact amount of funding that had been withdrawn, or which of its campuses would be affected.

The college has campuses in Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby.

A decision on where the cuts will be made will be announced at the beginning of June with changes to take effect in August.

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