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IT Trainer

Employer
First Recruitment Group
Location
Gloucestershire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Nov 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

IT Trainer
Bristol and Litchfield (with UK travel)
10 Month Contract
Market Rates
Must have SC Security Clearance to start

My client is looking for an experienced IT Trainer who will sits within Digital Solutions, within the Engineering Services business unit of the Marine sector. The clients business is to provide the engineering assurance, information management and business solutions that keep the Royal Navy at sea.

Within the training team, you will deliver collaborative solutions for use by the entire UK defence maritime enterprise including the customer and other industry participants. The products span the solution space from database applications through to big data and analytics.

Reporting to the IT Training Manager, the IT Systems Trainer is responsible for preparing and delivering training courses, user documentation and support user acceptance testing with internal and external customers, ensuring a smooth transition from development to in-service of new products and services to the Ministry of Defence and industry partners.

Main Purpose of Role
• This section should cover the more specific aspects of the post and summarise the requirements of the role. Reporting to the Training Manager and working with the training team to provide high quality training on all applications supported by the business
• Work with Project Managers and developers to understand the requirements of a stakeholder.
• Design and write training programmes and training materials.
• Deliver training in different forms - 1 to 1, classroom, floor walking also via Lync.
• Work with the Service Delivery Team to understand the issues that are reported and use the information to update and adjust training.
• Gather feedback and advise on software updates and system changes
• Strive to improve internal and external support
• Conduct structured tests on new and updated systems
• Training Administration - Booking training venues, creating and sending out Joining Instructions, booking delegates onto sites, collating training evaluations
• Record and maintain training within a training database
• Work with stakeholders to help improve training and day to day use of applications
• Represent the business in relevant forums
• Extensive travel to various sites across the UK to deliver training and floor walking support

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences
• Proven work experience as an IT Trainer, Technical trainer or similar role
• Aptitude for IT and an up-to-date knowledge of common applications and systems
• Experience in designing course materials - Good business and technical authoring skills and able to develop effective training and user documentation
• Familiarity with web-based learning platforms and modern educational techniques
• Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Oracle based products
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain technical terms plainly to groups with a range or learning abilities
• Experience of creating written reports
• Supporting and working with the service desk, and other areas of the business
• High level of understanding of technical issues which may affect the business including, but not limited to, identification of new solutions
• Experience of working with stakeholders/representatives at all levels and demonstrable ability to present and discuss at a senior level
• Experience of working with Defence organisations
• Understanding how people learn and retain knowledge
• A strong business and commercial awareness
• Full UK driving license
• Well-developed interpersonal and facilitation skills
• A high level of organisation
• Confidence in training and presentation delivery
• Self-motivation, with the ability to motivate others
• Ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team

Qualifications
• Qualifications in teaching desirable
• Significant software training experience

The post is based in Bristol with extensive travel across the UK
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