Learning Support Technician - Engineering

  • Engineering
  • Swindon

Learning Support Technician - Engineering

Job advert

Learning Support Technician – Engineering

Up to £22,585 per annum pro rata

18.5 hours per week


If you thrive on the difference you can make for young people, and have the resilience to continue offering skilled support even when the going can occasionally get tough, we’d love to hear from you. 


You will provide support to our students and Lecturers by assisting them in our workshops, making sure everyone has the necessary tools to equip them to teach and learn. You will give equipment demonstrations and offer guidance to the students on the practical elements of their course.


Swindon College prides itself in offering opportunities for Learners who may have been overlooked by the mainstream.  We love what we do passionately, and who we do it for.  Our approach puts the Learner first through encouraging a growth mindset and supporting our students to overcome obstacles to springboard personal and career success.


To do this you will bring the knowledge, communication skills and adaptability to truly connect with a diverse range of Learner. In return, you can expect an exciting, varied, challenging and highly fulfilling experience in this role.


We are not necessarily looking for an experienced Technician but we do need colleagues experienced in the engineering field with a passion for passing on their knowledge and skills.


Full training will be given to the right candidate and to assist you, we offer mentorship, professional supervision, and a truly supportive peer network ready to assist you to achieve.


In this role you’ll:

Work with Lecturers to collate the equipment and activities for successful teaching,

Ensure all workshop equipment is up to date with the necessary safety checks carried out, and is fully stocked with equipment ready for the next lesson,   

Ensure Health and Safety is followed at all time by the students, and    

Be proactive and work with the Lecturers to ensure that lessons are engaging for the students.


In this role you’ll have:

Level 3 or above in Engineering Electronics/Control Robotics.

Level 2 English and Maths qualification (or the willingness to study for this as you work), and

Tons of recent and relevant industry experience.

There will be career opportunities with us as we grow, as excitingly, the College has secured a £21 million bid for Government-backed Institute of Technology funding. In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire (and other local anchor partners), we are committed to delivering a step-change in the availability of high quality professional and technical education for our community.


Your Benefits: 

Access to the market leading Local Government Pension Scheme

33 days annual leave (inclusive of all discretionary and bank holidays)

Wellbeing and Lifestyle support including access to our market leading Employee Benefits Platform, free access to on-site gym facilities, eye care voucher schemes and dental plan. 

On-site parking and subsidised restaurants, Costa & Starbucks.


How to apply:

Click on our link and apply via our website at https://swindoncollege.careers.eteach.com. If you are unable to apply on line or require further information please email recruitment@swindon.ac.uk or call 01793 491591.


Closing date: 18th September 2019


An Application Form must be submitted if you wish to be considered for this post. Please note this vacancy may close sooner if sufficient applications have been received so please apply as soon as possible.


Swindon College is committed to embedding a culture which values diversity and ensures equality of opportunity.  We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and promote the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff, applicants and customers to share this commitment.

This role is likely to involve working with under 18’s and/or vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be made subject to strict vetting and screening checks and our receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.