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Learning Designer


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is unlike any other higher education institution. Our Undergraduate Engineers work alongside the Global Engineering team from day one. They work on live projects, all while studying for their engineering degree and earning a competitive salary. Our mission is to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry. We are committed to offering our undergraduates a supportive and stretching environment in which they can thrive personally as well as academically, as they prepare to become the engineering leaders of the future. There is universal agreement that engineers need more than technical skills. At the Dyson Institute, our programme provides ample opportunity for professional development over the four years of the degree apprenticeship.

The Professional Development team at The Dyson Institute works to complement the academic and workplace aspects of the degree apprenticeship; providing opportunities for undergraduates to develop their professional competencies through integrated projects, training and self-serve resources. We also support the Undergraduates as they consider their career journey and what might come next after their undergraduate programme, helping to develop their employability and transferrable skills.

The role

If you are passionate about learning and education, you will love working with our undergraduate engineers, line managers and Institute colleagues. The Learning Designer role will help us to integrate the various aspects of the degree apprenticeship to further the professional development of our undergraduates. You will conceptualise, design, produce and deliver online and in-person Professional Development interventions for the different stages of the degree apprenticeship. You’ll be based on the Dyson Technology campus in Malmesbury and will report into the Professional Development Manager, working closely with the Professional Development team and collaborating across The Dyson Institute.


  • Ensure and track that professional development and apprenticeship competencies are embedded in learning activities across the various elements of The Dyson Institute programme, by working collaboratively across the Institute teams
  • Design and develop high quality, accessible, learning resources in a variety of formats as required, utilising open educational resources and third-party content where appropriate.
  • Design appropriate pedagogical approaches, activities and collaborative learning opportunities
  • Design and implement a self-service platform that supports competency development in the degree apprenticeship
  • Support the use of learning technology in the classroom with respect to the delivery of apprenticeship workshops
  • Act as an advocate of education and learning technologies and championing our approach with staff and students, keeping abreast of new trends
  • Support academic tutors and subject experts with the use of appropriate technologies and learning design as needed

About you

  • A good understanding of education theories and approaches, including Learning Design
  • Experience in the design of work-based learning
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible team player but able to work under own initiative and manage own workload
  • Knowledge of a wide range of learning technologies and how they have been used successfully in teaching, learning and research
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate and build good working relationships with academic and non-academic colleagues
  • Experience in advising others on how to utilise appropriate tools to provide an excellent student experience
  • Experience of working with Canvas will be beneficial


  • Experience in higher education or Early Careers, preferably in an engineering or Learning & Development setting
  • Experience or awareness of higher level apprenticeship competencies (e.g. Level 6)

At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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.