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BMW Academy Trainer (Apprenticeships) - 12 months FTC

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Reading

Job Title:               BMW Academy Trainer (Apprenticeships)
Location:               Reading, UK - Onsite
Compensation:     £35,000 depending on experience + benefits
Role Type:             Full time / 12 months fixed term contract
Role ID:                 SF 45605


The difference is you


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Academy Trainer at Reading.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility


Babcock Training 

The Academy Trainer role is based within our Civil Training business area.


With a rich history of service excellence, Babcock is a trusted name across the training and apprenticeships market. We have an enviable track record in delivering intelligent and compelling workforce development solutions and are one of the UK’s largest and most reputable training providers.


Our solutions range from bespoke, employer-led apprenticeship programmes to pioneering digital simulations and we work closely with all of our customers to reflect their organisational needs. Supporting both private and public sector businesses, a customer focused solution is at the heart of who we are, consistently putting the employer brand at the forefront of programme design.


As one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship providers, we offer apprenticeships at multiple levels in engineering with particular expertise in the rail, automotive, nuclear and energy industries as well as the British Army and Emergency Services. We also deliver apprenticeships across retail, hospitality, active leisure, adult care, automotive, business, customer service, early years care and warehousing sectors.


Having delivered apprenticeships for over 20 years we have developed an enviable reputation across the marketplace, delivering high quality solutions for employers and apprentices alike.


The role

The difference our new Academy Trainer will make
As an Academy Trainer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Would you like to be part of a team that helps young people achieve their goals and help change their lives for the better? Being an apprentice trainer can do just that. Here at the BMW Academy UK, we are lucky enough to be able to pass on our knowledge and skills to young aspiring technicians, and to really see the difference it makes to their confidence and to their lives as a whole. Delivering training and seeing the results is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in a professional career. Seeing these young people graduate after years of hard work is a proud moment and knowing that you have been part of the journey is something that will stay with you forever!


Day to day, you’ll deliver, design, develop and maintain training in support of Babcock training operations to achieve agreed training targets working across the Academy.  You'll also be proactively identifying and implementing opportunities to add value to the customer and our business.  


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based in our BMW site at Reading.


Essential experience

•   Must have NVQ level 3 in motor vehicle or equivalent of 5 years industry experience

•   Extensive Motor Industry knowledge and practical experience
•   BMW brand knowledge is desirable
•   Training instructor / training and development background preferred (Training is provided by babcock)

•   Strong interpersonal and communication skills   
•   Must hold or have ability to obtain enhanced DBS security clearance


Should you be successful and invited to interview you will be required to complete a criminal declaration form.  Please note this does not disqualify you from the role.


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Company car or allowance scheme
•    Matched contribution pension scheme with life assurance
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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.


•    We believe the position you are applying for is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such, should you be invited to interview you will be required to declare all unspent convictions and conditional cautions, and all spent convictions and adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not ‘protected’ (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020); and
•    The position you are applying for may involve engaging in regulated activity with children and/or vulnerable adults and it is a criminal offence to apply for this role if you are barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults.  Given the nature of the role, employment is conditional upon a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which will include a children’s and/or adults’ barred list check, and you will be required to provide the necessary identification documents at interview to enable the DBS check to be completed before you commence employment.  These identification documents may be different to those required to confirm your right to work in the UK.


Closing date: 12th August 2022

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