Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering
  • Swindon

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Job advert

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Up to £34,000 per annum + £3,000 specialist STEM Industry Experience Payment

Full-Time Permanent


Are you looking to inspire our learners and guide them on their journey to a career within Mechanical Engineering? If you are looking to pass on your knowledge then we have an exciting new lecturing post in friendly Engineering department.


About the role:

In this role you’ll teach and guide our learners to gain their qualification in Mechanical Engineering which includes milling/turning, fitting and maintenance drawing. You’ll also be confident to teach CAD, mechanical principals, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and general Engineering.


This role involves teaching both theory and practical work, therefore you’ll need to have experience of training and mentoring learners and peers.  Confident to develop assignment and assessment material for learners in each specific programme, you want to produce engaging and creative schemes of work and lesson plans.


You’ll also be required to work in close partnership with BMW and Honda Apprentices as Swindon College supports these prestige companies.


About Swindon College:

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 delivering differentiated teaching, encouraging a growth mindset and supporting our learners to overcome obstacles to achieve success.


There will be career opportunities with us as we grow as excitingly, the College has just 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 in advanced manufacturing and engineering, life sciences, digital technologies and creative media.


To support you, we offer mentorship, strong professional supervision, and a truly supportive peer network ready to assist you to achieve.



  • Access to the Teacher Pension Scheme
  • 47 days annual leave (inclusive of all discretionary and bank holidays)
  • Training and development support in your role
  • 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:

If you are unable to apply on line or require further information please email recruitment@swindon.ac.uk or call 01793 491591.


Closing date: 10th July 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.


Qualifications and experience required:

Level 5 Teaching qualification (or a commitment to gaining. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if you can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.

Level 5/6 qualification in Engineering

Level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent) or the commitment to gaining within 24 months

Relevant recent industry / delivery experience