Apprentice Assessor - Work based (Ref: 977300)
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Reference: 977300 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Apprenticeships / technical training

Location: Midlands and surrounding areas

Salary: £40,000 DOE

Type: Contract

Published date: Monday 19 February 2024

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Apprentice Assessor - Work based

This role is a fixed-term contract, which will end in November 2024.

We are looking for an Apprentice Assessor to join our MTC Training Team based in Coventry or Oxford, on a fixed-term contract ending in November 2024.

The role of the work-based Apprentice Assessor is to provide support, guidance, training, and assessment of engineering apprentices whilst working within their employer’s workplace.

The role is to support students in their progression and development of level 3 development competency qualifications, ensuring knowledge, skill and behaviours are met and assessing against various associated qualification within engineering standards, assessing students and their work to awarding bodies standards and to provide guidance and support through to EPA.

Duties & Responsibilities

The role requires a high-level of self-motivation to manage an assigned case load of apprentices within years 2 to 4 of their apprenticeship though to their timely completion.

As an Apprentice Assessor you will:

  • Ensure that regular student reviews are conducted within the guidelines laid out within ESFA funding regulations. This will be face to face meeting on employers sites and via video calls.
  • Forge and establish strong working relationships with student employers.
  • Monitoring of students working environment ensuring learners workplace health & safety and welfare are adhered to and actively support by their employer.
  • Conduct the marking of students work in a timely manner leaving summative and formative feedback against the evidence and the checking of learner mapping against unit criteria.
  • Perform written work-based observations of the student conducting engineering tasks and duties with their employers sites.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • A high level of electrical and mechanical engineering knowledge gained through a number of years of industrial experience.
  • An in-depth understanding of engineering apprenticeships and qualification standards.
  • A good understanding and practice of various assessment methods used within an apprenticeship standard.
  • A good understanding of IQA processes and compliance.


  • Time served engineer with a good understanding of both electrical systems and mechanical engineering.
  • Hold a related engineering qualification to a level 3 standard or above.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 / GCSE's in Maths and English grade C or above.
  • CAVA or equivalent assessor qualifications.
  • IT proficient in Microsoft office suite of software packages including Outlook and TEAMs


  • A Recognised Training/Teaching Qualification.
  • Internal Quality Assurance qualifications.
  • IOSH Health and Safety qualification.
  • The use of Smart Assessor E-portfolio and Pro Monitor software packages

Please view the job description attached to find out more.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is an internationally renowned and  respected research and development organisation, bridging the gap between academia and manufacturing, and is home to some of the brightest minds in engineering from around the globe.

The MTC's engineers, scientists and technicians work with some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world in a supportive and collegiate environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, helping manufacturers of all sizes develop new and innovative processes and technologies.

Established to prove cutting edge manufacturing advances in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC works with hundreds of industrial clients across a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food and drink, infrastructure, construction and civil engineering, electronics, oil and gas and defence. The MTC helps businesses thrive by advancing their technological and engineering capabilities to improve their business efficiency, capability and competitiveness.

Supported by one of the largest public sector investments in UK Manufacturing, the MTC's engineering capabilities cover research and development, advanced manufacturing management, factory design and training for the skills of the future.

The MTC has world-class facilities in Coventry, Liverpool and Oxford, and is part of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)
Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained alongside a level of security clearance checks.

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