Vehicle Technician Trainer


Job summary

Babcock International
£30,000 - £39,999
Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical
Automotive, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Vehicle Technician Trainer
Location: Lyneham, Wiltshire - Onsite
Compensation: £34,814 - £37,223 Depending on Experience + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55187

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Vehicle Technician Trainer at our Lyneham site.

The role
As a Vehicle Technician Trainer, you'll have a role that is out of the ordinary. You'll join a team of talented training professionals who deliver technical courses to military students of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
The Army boasts many types of vehicles, from tanks and quad bikes to HGVs and Land Rovers. Keeping them in good working order is the responsibility of the Vehicle Mechanics; the technical training our students receive at REME gives them the knowledge and confidence to tackle any engineering problem, enabling them to keep our vehicles on the road - even in extreme conditions.
* Preparing relevant training material, where necessary collaborating with the Media and Graphics Department for input to create relevant Initial Trade Training material for delivering training.
* Maintaining a Continuous Personal Development (CPD) portfolio in respect of new technologies and equipment, ensuring lesson plans and training sessions are developed in accordance with the approved Learner Specifications; Course specifications and Course Training Plans.
* Review course material and content ensuring it is current and evolves to support equipment and technology advances, using the most appropriate training aids.
* Assessment of trainees to include: creation of written examinations and progress test papers, creation of practical assessment / examination scenarios and continuous assessments. Marking of examination papers, setting and marking of course and homework and invigilation of examinations and assessments.
* Ensuring trainee development through monitoring, feedback appraisal, discipline and training interventions, ensuring all supporting documentation are maintained and that any special trainee developmental needs or training delays are flagged to the Lead Trainer (LT).

This role is full time 37 hours per week and based on site in Lyneham.

Essential experience of the Vehicle Technician Trainer
* Vehicle Technician background
* Strong team player - ability to work with multiple internal and external stakeholders
* Organised, great time management and proactive manner
* Clear and effective communication - written and verbal
* Knowledge of vehicle inspection processes MEI/MOT (desirable)
* Strong IT literacy skills

Qualifications for the Vehicle Technician Trainer

* Minimum City & Guilds Part 3/NVQ L3 or Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance (Heavy or Light automotive vehicle, plant machinery) or equivalent military qualifications, gained as Class1 REME Vehicle Mechanic or similar RN/RAF trade
* No previous training experience required as we will look to develop you into the role. Provided you can show the required level of technical experience and willingness to learn, then full training and funding will be provided to gain Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training during the probation period. Once gained the salary for this position will rise to £37,223.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer
* Generous holiday allowance
* Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
* Employee share scheme
* Employee shopping savings portal
* Payment of Professional Fees
* Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
* Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
* 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
* Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
* Growth opportunities.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 25/06/24


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