Kirklees College

Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Apprentice – Kirklees College

Effectively deliver the curriculum, ensuring a high quality and relevant learning experience for our students. You will be delivering mechanical engineering content to apprentices and full-time learners at various levels of ability.

Reference number: VAC1000143232


Wage – £26,296 per annum
Duration – 24 months
Start date – 05 June 2023
Posted – 13/03/2023

Working Week:

Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 37 hours a week.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

In your role, you will be accountable for:

  • Teaching students as required at any of the centres utilised by Kirklees College
  • Managing the effective organisation of the course by the establishment of such syllabuses, schemes of work and any records as determined by the College including an effective induction programme
  • Maintaining class registers, lists of students and records of their work and engage in such administrative work directly associated with the enrolment and registration of students
  • Ensuring that each learner has completed an Initial Assessment, Induction and an Individual Learning Plan
  • Monitoring and assessing students in accordance with the requirements of the programme and to contribute to the Quality Improvement Strategy, including Internal/External Verification
  • Ensuring effective and appropriate learning support is provided for students on the course
  • Co-ordinating the course/s and ensure that quality improvement strategies are implemented and complied with
  • Contribute to curriculum development, design and delivery in response to changing requirements and new demands
  • Ensuring that the course/s of students are effectively delivered in line with Awarding Body requirements
  • Ensuring the student Positive Behaviour Policy is implemented in line with College guidelines
  • Conducting student interviews, attending Open Days/Evening Events and to manage the admissions/enrolment process for the course/s in liaison with the College’s Admissions staff
  • Working with the Head of Faculty, Curriculum Area Manager and course team members in providing management information and ensuring the completion of necessary administration procedures
  • Setting and monitoring targets for student enrolment, attendance, punctuality, retention and achievement, and report on these factors as required
  • Developing and managing the innovative use of course materials and resources
  • Attending and contributing to area meetings
  • Participating in any liaison activities relevant to the course/s

There are things that we are all accountable for, whatever your role, these are:

  • Embedding safeguarding into your/ your teams working practices and escalating any safeguarding concerns immediately in line with the College’s safeguarding policy
  • Embedding Health and Safety best practices and ensuring a safe working environment for everyone within your area of responsibility, according to the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Being a champion and advocate for Equality and Diversity throughout College
  • Behaving in a manner that displays British values
  • Being committed to reviews of your performance and your own Continuous Professional Development
  • Any other duties commensurate with your role that may be required from time to time

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 5 Learning and Skills Teaching Apprenticeship Standard.

The apprenticeship standard consists of the following qualifications:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
  • Level 2 Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values

The learning and skills tutor is a ‘dual professional’; having first achieved competence in a vocational subject specialism and then subsequently trained as a teacher.

Training to be provided through Kirklees College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Whilst there will be no guarantee of a substantive position with the college at the end of the period, the college will guide, support and encourage suitable apprentices to apply for appropriate vacancies as and when they arise. The college has a very good record of supporting workers through in-house apprenticeships and many apprentices have secured employment with the college beyond their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Due to the level of the apprenticeship, applicants must be 18 or over before applying. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills
IT skills
Organisation skills
Number skills
Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C or above) essential. A Level or equivalent an Engineering subject (Level 3) (Grade pass) essential.

About the employer

Kirklees College

Engineering Centre, Turnbridge Road, Huddersfield HD1 6AG
Kirklees College is uniquely vocational and offers a wide range of 16-18, higher education and adult courses taught by industry experienced tutors to provide learners with hands-on experience in their chosen career path. As well as full-time and part-time study programmes, Kirklees College is one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the UK. Each year, we train over 1,000 apprentices in 30 occupational areas. Kirklees College is committed to serving the local communities and businesses throughout the Kirklees region, working with over 1,000 employers around West Yorkshire. Kirklees College welcomes all students who want to learn. The college has a common set of key values for both students and staff that are at the heart of everything we do. The values define who we are and how we behave and interact with each other making Kirklees College a vibrant, inclusive, educational experience.
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Closing date: 13 April 2023