University of Derby
Buxton & Leek College
Apprenticeship Operations Manager
Nuclear Skills Academy, Infinity Park, Derby DE24 9FU
£30,619 to £41,931 per annum
Tuesday 6 June 2023
About the role
This role is employed by University of Derby but works in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd, therefore in order to undertake this position an individual must hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.
Due to the nature of work that Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd conducts and the protection of certain assets a person must be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.
About the role
We are looking to recruit engineering teachers (Instructor Mentors) to join the apprenticeship team at Buxton & Leek College part of the University of Derby. We welcome applications from candidates with engineering industry experience looking to start a career in teaching. You will be expected to teach on the EAL Level 3 courses and there are several different pathways which we offer as part of the Engineering Technicians Apprenticeship at Nuclear Skills Academy based in Derby.
We are looking for the following:
- Mechatronics pathway
- Machining pathway
- Maintenance pathway
The role of an Instructor/Mentor is to teach the Rolls Royce apprentices the practical skills needed, visit them onsite at the Ihub based in Derby and complete workplace reviews. They must also mentor their apprentices to succeed and review their performance with them.
The successful candidate will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one. We can offer support to those looking to start their careers in teaching, together with a minimum level 4 qualification in a Mechanical or Engineering subject area. You should have demonstrable experience of the Mechanical Engineering industry. If you have an assessor and/or verifier award this would also be considered.
For informal enquiries please contact Stephanie Traynor on [email protected].
About Nuclear Skills Academy
The University of Derby in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd operates the award-winning Nuclear Skills Academy, delivering exclusive apprenticeship programmes to nurture a dedicated pipeline of talent at the start of their careers.
Renowned for our expertise in engineering in further and higher education at the University of Derby, we are setting new standards in the UK for our collaboration with industry and leading the way in global research in future fuels and sustainability.
You can be part of shaping talent for the future of industry in the UK, by developing the skills and capabilities of our apprentices at the start of their career.
Why Join the Team
The apprenticeship team at the Buxton & Leek College is part of the University of Derby which works with SME and global companies to provide apprenticeships. The Nuclear Skills Academy offer an innovative environment with bespoke modern workshops. The role is well supported by University of Derby advanced technicians and hugely welcoming team with others with a similar experience and background in engineering.
As well as competitive salaries, we appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance and are therefore able to offer a benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlements and fantastic retirement provisions. (downloadable document for full details)
As an education institution, we have numerous training and development opportunities available to all staff to support their continuing professional development. We hold regular in-house training sessions to help our staff develop skills in role.
You can also study whilst you work and gain the technical knowledge, practical experience, and wider skills you need for your future career through our Staff Apprenticeship Scheme. We also offer discounted tuition fees for our degree and postgraduate programmes of study for employee and family.
This role is a full-time position of 37 hours a week, however we would welcome applications from candidates who wish to be considered for a job share. The role is required on a full -time basis therefore a job share could only be offered should a suitable arrangement be available with the days and/or hours of work to be agreed on appointment. Please indicate in your application your preference of days and/or hours you would be available to work.
Upon appointment this role will be known as Engineering Apprenticeship Instructor/Mentor
- Hold or be willing to undertake a Level 5 teaching qualification
- Level 2 Qualifications (either in Functional Skills or GCSE A-C/4-9) in both English and maths or a willingness to achieve within an agreed timescale
- Relevant Mechanical Engineering vocational qualification at Level 3 and level 4 or higher
- Demonstrable industrial or commercial experience within an engineering trade or business sector
- Experience of Internal and External Verification processes
Skills, knowledge and abilities
- Demonstrable evidence of ability to engage with learners to support high quality learning outcomes
- Highly developed communication skills
- Ability to use own initiative
- Ability to work effectively on your own and with a small team
- Well-developed administrative and organisational skills
- Ability to work flexibly within a team
- Good time management skills
- UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non ITAR country.
- Security Clearance required
- DBS enhanced check required
- A commitment to the principle of widening participation
- A commitment to continued professional development
- A commitment to College and University values and behaviours
- A willingness to work across College sites and externally
- Willingness and flexibility to travel and work between University and external sites in a cost effective and timely manner
- Ability to attend open days
- Technical qualification at level 5 or higher
- Welding qualifications
- Practical experience of promoting equality and diversity
- Practical experience of promoting Behaviours and attitudes
- Practical experience of promoting Personal development
Skills, knowledge and abilities
- Time-served apprentice
As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.
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How to apply
You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.
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If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at [email protected] .
Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.
Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..
Please consult the Home office website for further information.
If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.
To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.
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