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FE Engineering Teacher

£31,396 to £42,978
The Midlands

Job description

This role is employed by University of Derby but works in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd, therefore in order to undertake this position an individual must hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place. 


Due to the nature of work that Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd conducts and the protection of certain assets a person must be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.


About the role 


We are looking to recruit engineering teachers (Instructor Mentor) to join the apprenticeship team at Buxton & Leek College part of the University of Derby. We welcome applications from candidates with engineering industry experience looking to start a career in teaching. You will be expected to teach on the EAL Level 3 courses, there are several different pathways which we offer as part of the Engineering Technicians Apprenticeship at Nuclear Skills Academy based in Derby. 


We are looking for the following:  

  • General engineering pathway
  • Electrical/Electronic pathway

The role of an Instructor/Mentor is to teach the Rolls Royce apprentices the practical skills needed, visit them onsite at the Ihub based in Derby and complete workplace reviews. You must also mentor apprentices to succeed and review their performance with them. 


The successful candidate will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one. We can offer support to those looking to start their careers in teaching, together with a Mechanical Engineering vocational qualification at Level 3 and Level 4 or higher. You should have demonstrable experience of the Engineering industry. If you have an assessor and/or verifier award this would also be considered. 

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Carl Davies, Interim Engineering Curriculum Leader on or Jason Pimborough, Nuclear Skills Academy Centre Manager on

For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team on

About Nuclear Skills Academy 

The University of Derby in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd operates the award-winning Nuclear Skills Academy, delivering exclusive apprenticeship programmes to nurture a dedicated pipeline of talent at the start of their careers. 


Renowned for our expertise in engineering in further and higher education at the University of Derby, we are setting new standards in the UK for our collaboration with industry and leading the way in global research in future fuels and sustainability. 


You can be part of shaping talent for the future of industry in the UK, by developing the skills and capabilities of our apprentices at the start of their career. 


Why Join the Team 

The apprenticeship team at the Buxton & Leek College is part of the University of Derby which works with SME and global companies to provide apprenticeships. The Nuclear Skills Academy offer an innovative environment with bespoke modern workshops. The role is well supported by University of Derby advanced technicians and hugely welcoming team with others with a similar experience and background in engineering. 


As well as competitive salaries, we appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance and are therefore able to offer a benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlements and fantastic retirement provisions. (downloadable document for full details) 


As an education institution, we have numerous training and development opportunities available to all staff to support their continuing professional development. We hold regular in-house training sessions to help our staff develop skills in role. 


You can also study whilst you work and gain the technical knowledge, practical experience, and wider skills you need for your future career through our Staff Apprenticeship Scheme. We also offer discounted tuition fees for our degree and postgraduate programmes of study for employee and family. 

Additional Information   

This role is a full-time position of 37 hours a week, however we would welcome applications from candidates who wish to be considered for a job share. The role is required on a full -time basis therefore a job share could only be offered should a suitable arrangement be available with the days and/or hours of work to be agreed on appointment. Please indicate at interview stage your preference of days and/or hours you would be available to work. 


Upon appointment this role will be known as Engineering Apprenticeship Instructor/Mentor 

Buxton and Leek College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced DBS check will be required, depending on the nature of the role. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage. 

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Please consult the Home office website for further information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

To apply please visit our website: We cannot accept applications via CV's or email, however, when you apply via our website you will be given the chance to upload a CV if you wish.


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