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Apprenticeship Tutor

Summary

Salary
competitive
Team
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

The Dyson Institute’s mission is simple: to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry. Our model is unique: we’re currently delivering one programme – a BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering. The programme is delivered entirely on the Dyson campus in Malmesbury. Students do not pay fees and are paid a salary. We’re determined to embrace best practice for quality in learning and teaching, to provide proactive, tailored health and wellbeing support and to rigorously uphold academic standards. At the same time, we are pioneers developing a non-traditional programme of engineering knowledge, professional workplace application and personal leadership development. 

About the role

Reporting to the Engineering workplace manager the apprenticeship tutor will play a key role in guiding undergraduates through the apprenticeship qualification.  The apprenticeship tutor will work closely with the academic team and line managers from the Dyson business to identify development areas, coach and professionally develop the apprentices.  As part of this role you will:
  • Provide support and advice to The Institute’s apprenticeship students such that they are engaged with their programme of learning, make progress in their development of knowledge, skills and behaviours and achieve the apprenticeship standard and associated qualifications.
  • Support line managers so they understand their requirements in relation to meeting the KSBs of the apprenticeship standard
  • Develop and optimise logbooks and learning evidence to meet the requirements of the Apprenticeship standard whilst minimising extra learner workload and providing rounded professional development. 
  • Develop frameworks and processes to track progress of learners
  • Work closely with End Point Assessment Organisations to ensure learners are prepared and ready for assessments.
  • Work closely with Engineering workplace manager to develop and improve the Dyson Institute workplace experience for Undergraduates and Line Managers.
  • Hold quarterly conversations with the apprentice and line manager to coach and develop the undergraduates towards meeting the requirements of the apprenticeship.

About you

This role would suit someone with a passion for coaching and development and experience of degree apprenticeships.  You’ll need to be confident communicator, able to translate the requirements of a degree apprenticeship to both students and wider business stakeholders.  Essential:
  • Proven experience in degree apprenticeship delivery and support
  • Clear communication – able to tailor conversation to different audiences to succinctly explain the requirements and benefits of the apprenticeship programme
  • Collaborative – able to build and maintain effective working relationships and work cooperatively with others as part of a team
  • Proactive – able to work autonomously and take the initiative to identify work that needs to be done and ways to support the team

Desirable:
  • Experience of regulations and requirements surrounding the delivery of degree apprenticeship
  • Experience or demonstrable interest in higher education
  • An Engineering or Science background

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.