Engineering Trainer - Mechanical/Workshop
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Reference: 960428 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Apprenticeships / technical training

Location: Oxford

Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 DOE

Type: Permanent

Published date: Tuesday 28 November 2023

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Engineering Trainer (Mechanical/Workshop)

We are looking for an Engineering Trainer (Mechanical/Workshop) to join our Training Team based at our Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) Centre in Culham, Oxford.

This Engineering Trainer role is required to manage and develop a comprehensive and innovative teaching and learning experience in a variety of practical and theoretical skills within the current apprenticeship trailblazer standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

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 nationally recognised qualification.

You will also develop softer skills which are embedded within apprenticeships. This will require you to provide regular constructive feedback to learners and record the impact of their own learning on a regular basis.

Key activities will include:

  • Effective delivery of mechanical based knowledge and practical subjects at level 2, 3 and HNC, developing independent learners.
  • Effective practical delivery of Hand Fitting, Assembly, Turning and Milling.
  • Enable apprentice progression towards successful completion of both the level 3 apprenticeship and HNC programmes.
  • Manage physical learning resources and teaching spaces required to ensure the training and assessment of learners is achieved within the guided learning hours.
  • Create learning content and development of apprenticeship trailblazers’ schemes-of-work.
  • Identify and coordinate the integration of relevant existing training offers from industry partners into the apprenticeship scheme of work.
  • Monitor the learning environment.
  • Ensure learner workplace health, safety and welfare by working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who has:


  • Industry related qualifications such as HND or NVQ's.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 / GCSE's in Maths and English grade C or above.


  • CAVA or equivalent assessor qualifications.
  • Recognised Training/Teaching Qualification.
  • Internal Quality Assurance qualifications.

In addition:

  • Be customer and quality focused.
  • Be approachable, and able to handle issues with sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Able to work independently with own initiative and in a team.
  • Be comfortable updating various internal stakeholders on a regular basis and give presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly articulate and presentable.
  • High levels of organisation skill and attention to detail.
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

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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