Activate Cycle Academy are the UK’s foremost training organisation for Cytech commercial and Apprenticeship based Cycle Mechanic Training. Due to continued high demand we are seeking to recruit a new Workshop Trainer to set up and run a new Cycle Mechanic Workshop in Bracknell. This position is a fixed contract and will be reviewed at the end of that period – based on the ongoing demand for Training.
You will deliver teaching, training and assessment to our students and ensure your workshop is kept in pristine condition and to manage a consumables budget within target and to ensure all our KPI are achieved. Your attention to detail and Health and Safety standards will be second to none. You will also be required to liaise with sessional staff to ensure coverage of weekend Home Mechanic courses at your workshop.
You will be required to attend twice yearly Standardisation / Training and Team Meetings at one of our workshops (Oxford, Merrist Wood and Stafford) and to participate in monthly 121 and occasional remote catch-ups with the team. You will have personal input into the ongoing design and delivery of the Cytech Training delivery and into the Cycle Mechanic Apprenticeship Standard delivery and be an advocate not only for our business but also for Cycling in general.
Occasional weekend working may be required, along with occasional PR activity such as attending Bike Shows, you may also be required to undertake field based commercial Cytech assessments.
Pay scale £26-29k qualified + expenses (travel, accommodation and subsistence when away from home) A computer and mobile phone and a uniform will be provided.
What do you need to be successful in this role?
Ideally qualified to Cytech Technical Three – or equivalent – and with TAQA / PTLLS qualifications (or prepared to work towards) you will be based from a new Cytech Workshop kitted out with facilities for 8 Learners and delivering Cytech Technical One, Two and Three training as well as Home Mechanic and other courses from the workshop, we expect you to take pride in your abilities and to aim to deliver outstanding service to our Learners.
You will be a self-motivated person of some experience within the Cycle Industry and be passionate and knowledgeable about all types of bikes. You will have a good ‘coaching style’ of training and a deep understanding of how the Cycle Industry functions and the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that are needed to be successful within the Industry. You will also have good attention to detail and the ability to manage your workload, to keep robust records of your courses and learner progress, and to deliver meaningful feedback in order for your learners to make great progress in their skills and abilities.
What are the benefits of this role?
There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.
We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth, as well as extensive technology in place to develop digital capability.
What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?
At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.
We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.
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