Job details


Further Education Division

Responsible to

Apprenticeship Operations Manager


Buxton, Leek, Derby Campuses and Regionally


£28,331 to £39,152 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 17 October 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Apprenticeship team where we offer apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3.

You will join the Engineering and Manufacturing team within our specialist facility. This role includes visiting the apprentices at their employer and developing their skills, knowledge and behaviours. You will also be required to assess the candidates against EAL and City and Guilds qualifications.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To plan and deliver practical, technical vocational and associated theoretical learning activities for apprentices including training, support for learning and assessment using a variety of methods both on and off the job.
  2. Prepare suitable learning materials for a range of activities to develop the students’ knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to relevant apprenticeship standards or frameworks.
  3. Demonstrate tasks and processes to individuals and groups.
  4. Provide instruction to the specified standards and provide feedback to students on progress through written and online methods, coaching for high expectations of progress and attainment.
  5. Provide individual and group mentoring for apprentices to ensure that apprenticeship candidates are selected appropriately and are matched to the needs of the employer.
  6. Supervise groups of apprentices undertaking knowledge and skill acquisition through scheduled off the job learning activities, project work or while on work placement.
  7. Assess knowledge and skills acquisition using a variety of assessment methods including individual coaching techniques to accelerate the learning of knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  8. Provide specific learning support to apprentices as required and ensure that learning support records are kept up to date.
  9. Work with groups of apprentices or individuals to prepare them for external qualification and end-point assessment according to the requirements of the relevant apprenticeship.
  10. Complete all associated internal, employer and external documentation and track the students’ progress, including recording apprentice data on attendance and achievement using prescribed records systems, both manual and online.
  11. Ensure that any assessment carried out is completed to the standards laid down by the awarding body and the College Quality Assurance systems.
  12. Integrate the development of English and Mathematics skills, including their integration into broader learning activities linked to both on and off the job activities.
  13. Monitor attendance of apprentices at prescribed off the job learning activities, ensuring that records systems are updated as required and employers are kept informed.
  14. Ensure that apprentices are coached to behave in a professional manner at all times to a high standard of safety in the workplace and during off the job activities.
  15. Work with liaison and business development teams and independently to develop new business opportunities to increase employer engagement and apprentice uptake and progression.
  16. To undertake any other duties which may, from time to time, reasonably be required within the general level of responsibility.

General Duties

  1. Achieve personal and team targets for recruitment, progress, completion and achievement or apprentices within designated durations.
  2. To take an active role in the mentoring and progress of apprentices, providing a liaison between the apprentice, their employer and the off the job training provider.
  3. Take an active part in the College and University’s Staff Development Programmes.
  4. Take an active role, when required, in all curriculum management activities, including open days, recruitment events and external moderation activities.
  5. To understand and comply with the University’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
  6. To comply with copyright, software licensing legislation and related University procedures.
  7. To ensure that the College’s quality assurance procedures are adhered to and additional action taken where necessary.
  8. To comply with the requirements of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety, Quality and other University policies including Risk Management.

Person specification



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


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.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

Applications for this position are now closed.

Important information

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at

DBS check

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.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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