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Trainer - Mechanical and Trades


Lyneham, Swindon, GB, SN15 4PZ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Trainer – Mechanical and Trades
Location:              Swindon, Wiltshire
Compensation:    £34,814 - £37,223 Dependent on experience
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF52964


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 Trainer - Mechanical and Trade within the Workshop Technology department at the Defence College of Technical Training, based at MOD Lyneham. Our mission is to deliver effective technical training that is fit-for-purpose and up to date so that the nation’s Armed Forces are supported by highly skilled trades men and women.

The role
As an Trainer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll join a team of talented training professionals who deliver courses to Army students at all levels. The team delivers training using modern techniques and the latest learning technologies, providing students with the knowledge to ensure that they will be successful in their chosen trade. Within this role, you will be working as part of a highly motivated team, in a job that offers the highest level of job satisfaction along with an excellent work life balance.


Day-to-day you'll be responsible for all aspects of instruction and the students' learning experience:


  • The delivery of theory training course modules and practical training in basic engineering hand skills, including fitting, drilling and grinding
  • Creation of written examination, progress test papers and practical assessment/examination scenarios 
  • Ensuring student development through monitoring, feedback appraisal, discipline and training interventions
  • Ensuring all supporting documentation is updated and maintained
  • Application of Subject Matter Knowledge and Guidance to help develop teaching materials and support the course design process; 
  • Focus on Health and Safety and work in line with all policies and standard operating procedures
  • Supervise students and maintain classroom control


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and based at Lyneham


Essential experience of the Trainer - Mechanical and Trades:

  • Multi skilled mechanical engineering background with a high level of craft and technical skills
  • Previous experience of Bench Fitting, Milling,Turning and use of hand tools; not overly reliant on modern production technology CNC etc.
  • Use of analogue measuring equipment is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to motivate and encourage others with empathy and patience


Previous training experience is ideal, however, if you can bring your technical skills, we will support your development and Teacher Training  Level 4 teaching certification, once in post.


Qualifications for the Trainer - Mechanical and Trades;

  • Minimum CGLI City & Guilds part 3 or above, NVQ Level 3 (Mechanical Engineering ideally)


You must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role, but you can start on basic BPSS clearance.

Our Benefits

  • 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


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, Babcock International have 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. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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:   06/12/2023

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