Early Careers Coach / Assessor (Engineering)

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£35,486 to £37,924
04 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Early Careers Coach / Assessor (Engineering)

- Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
- Full time
- Department: People (HR)
- Salary: £35,486 to £37,924 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
- Confirmed Grade: Level 4

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a resilient, organised and collaborative apprenticeship mentor / engineer trainer with excellent influencing and communication skills to join our People Development Team, based within our Early Careers function. 

If you are a self-starter with excellent mentoring skills and are committed to guiding and motivating young people to achieve positive outcomes, this vacancy might be the perfect opportunity for you. 

This is a new role within our People Development team as part of Early Careers function. You will be working with our award-winning apprenticeship programme (IMeCHE Advanced Apprenticeship provider of the year 2020, listed in the top 100 apprentice employers). This role is key in strengthening our ever-growing apprenticeship programme which is an essential part of the future of UKAEA. It will provide you with the ideal mix of day-to-day contact with our apprentices as well as being able to influence the future direction of our scheme.

Job Description

You will be responsible for overseeing and providing support, additional training, coaching and mentoring to all UKAEA engineering apprentices. You will also be working with our apprenticeship standard providers to strengthen our apprenticeship programme.

- To line manage & supervise engineering apprentices, including carrying out regular reviews of their progress
- To act as the technical expert supporting apprentices in the completion of competency and knowledge portfolios
- To support apprentices in completing qualifications and preparing for gateway and final assessments
- To support apprentices in their work placements and provide support and training to apprentice supervisors
- To work with the wider Early Careers team in building effective working relationships with apprenticeship standard provider organisations

Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Significant knowledge of the early careers sector and vocational qualifications
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of apprenticeship standards, assessment criteria and procedures
- Detailed knowledge of apprenticeship programmes for engineering subjects
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of equality, diversity and inclusion and current technical competence within an advanced machining, intelligent automation or metrology environment
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (IT literate in Excel, Word, Outlook...)

Desirable skills, experience and competence

Recognised training / teaching qualification in career development, coaching and counselling. Familiarity with VLE or LMS learning environments.

Special requirements:

A small amount of out of hours work may be required (for example attending careers fairs or other outreach activities)

What we offer

- A competitive salary  
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors 
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives 
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies  
- Emergency leave (paid) 
- 30.5 days' annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service 
- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)  
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme  
- Annual corporate bonus scheme  
- Relocation allowance (if eligible) 

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from Black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, with the support of our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10 minute walk from Culham Railway Station.  

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and an online Personality profile.

Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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