Commercial Trainer and Skills Advisor (Ref: 981693)
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Reference: 981693 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Apprenticeships / technical training

Location: Midlands and surrounding areas

Salary: £43,000 - £45,000 DOE

Type: Permanent

Published date: Thursday 21 March 2024

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Commercial Trainer and Skills Advisor

We are looking for a Commercial Trainer and Skills Advisor to join our Training Team based in Coventry.

This Commercial Trainer and Skills Advisor role is required to manage and develop a comprehensive and innovative teaching and learning experience in a variety of practical and theoretical skills within relating to current industry standards and requirements with knowledge and awareness of future skills shortages and gaps.

The role will require you to deliver high quality technical training to small groups of learners through face-to-face or online learning following a core objective set by either industry panels or customer preference.

You will also develop softer skills, embedded within the training and customer focused environment. This will require you to provide regular constructive feedback to customers and advise and shape training requirements to suit the requirement but also align with the MTC’s organisational strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key activities include:

  • Effective delivery of Commercial based training focusing on technical upskilling but also promoting awareness around advances in technology and skills associated to net zero targets and the application of new and emerging technology.
  • Enable delegates to achieve technological aspirations and competencies from a variety of teaching platforms.
  • Manage physical learning resources and teaching spaces required to ensure the training and delivery experience for delegates is at the highest-level encompassing both customer satisfaction and quality through delivery.
  • Create learning content and custom development of material to suit a range of customers needs and individual requirements.
  • Liaise and consult various industry professionals to decide and implement commercial offering, offering expert advice, guidance and consultation.
  • Support Commercial Training Manager in active engagement in projects and management of commercial portfolio and delivery planning.
  • Monitor, own and be responsible for the learning environment (Both live, regarding experience and safety but also equipment and maintenance).
  • Ensure learner workplace health, safety and welfare by working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and associated H&S executives.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who has:


  • Industry related vocational qualifications in electrical competency.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 / GCSE's in Maths and English grade C or above.
  • Must hold BS7671 18th edition wiring regulations.


  • Recognised H&S qual
  • CAVA or equivalent assessor qualifications.
  • Recognised Training/Teaching Qualification.
  • Relevant training awards in modern advanced technology.

In addition:

  • High level of Electrical and mechanical engineering knowledge and process Controls applications.
  • Core knowledge around Additive Manufacturing processes and Electrification awareness. Preferably gained from industrial experience/awareness.
  • Experience in the use digital platforms to both design and deliver training material.
  • Evidence of lean practices and training delivery.
  • Extensive knowledge on H&S practice and management.

Please review the job description attached for more information on the role.

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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