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Apprentice and Skills Development Coach Engineering

BAE Systems
Lancashire, UK
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Apprentice and Skills Development Coach (Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme)

Would you like to work within a rewarding role, unlocking the potential within the apprentices? We currently have a vacancy for an Apprentice and Skills Development Coach at our site in Warton/Samlesbury.

As an Apprentice and Skills Development Coach, you will be responsible for delivering outstanding teaching, learning and assessment practices that engage and inspire apprentices to fulfil their individual potential and develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours to successfully progress into the business.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to help shape the apprenticeship programme as BAE Systems continue to invest record amounts into Early Careers with another 800 apprentices due to start this year. Occasional travel to other sites.

Your main responsibilities as an Apprentice and Skills Development Coach (Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme) will involve:

Coaching apprentices to reach their full potential by providing key support, mentoring, challenging and motivating throughout all aspects of their learning journey

Assessing and monitoring learner progress & performance in line with the apprenticeship standards and the occupational expectations of the business

Accurately maintaining and recording data in accordance with funding and awarding body requirements and effectively managing the progress and performance of an allocated cohort of apprentices

Effectively planning, supporting and monitoring apprentice placements ensuring clear objectives and alignment to the development of required skills, knowledge and behaviours

Taking professional pride in their role and embrace continuous professional development opportunities in support of delivering innovative and impactful teaching, learning and assessment

Enacting effective programme delivery that utilises a coaching and blended learning pedagogy to train, monitor, develop and assess apprentices against relevant qualification Standards in support of them attaining occupational competence

Effectively communicating within the business to ensure all stakeholders involved in the apprentice learner journey are clear on their roles and responsibilities and working in support of the individual learning plan

Providing and monitoring the effective safeguarding, SHE, welfare and support arrangements for apprentices throughout their programme

Your skills and qualifications as an Apprentice and Skills Development Coach (Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme):

Essential skills:

Degree or equivalent in an engineering related discipline (Aerospace, Mechanical, Structural, Systems engineering)

Skilled engineering professional with occupational competence to a minimum of NVQ 4 or equivalent

Excellent knowledge of technical skill discipline

Strong coaching skills

Knowledge and experience of assessment/ verification practices and awarding body requirements

Knowledge and understanding of Ofsted EIF requirements

Knowledge and understanding of awarding organisations and professional engineering institutes

Assessor qualification desirable

Desirable skills:

Teaching qualification preferred

What we're looking for in you:

You should be a proud professional with the ability to inspire learners with personal credibility and professional confidence. You should have demonstrable team working characteristics and be passionate about apprentice and skills training.

Location: Warton/Samlesbury

Salary: £34,588+

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Shared Services

BAE Systems is home to the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keep the UK at the forefront of defence and security capability. We manage some of today's toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, which generate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

Now we want even more great people to join us.

To support such a uniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewise hugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, in customer-facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations, people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge - often specialists who are leaders in their fields.

Whatever the area you work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. We welcome people with diverse skills and experience who bring a real passion for customer focus.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
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