Future Skills Advisor / Learning & Development Consultant

MTC Apprenticeships
Midlands
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

Are you in a Learning and Development role & keen to make a wider impact?


Looking for autonomy and the ability to shape training curricula?


Gain satisfaction from supporting clients and shaping the way training and development is defined?


Thrive working in a supportive environment that enables you to work autonomously and with the level of trust and respect commensurate with your experience?


Then read on…


The MTC‘s focus is on supporting UK manufacturing by developing a workforce with future-proof skills aligned to industry need and emerging technologies.


Due to expanding project needs, we now have a number of exciting opportunities for individuals from a learning and development background to join our Future Skills team.


With the opportunity to work flexibly from home or any of our offices (Coventry, Oxford, Liverpool) when you need to, this position also offers a competitive salary.


What You Will Be Doing


Reporting to the Future Skills Manager, you will be joining a close-knit team who are incredibly passionate about what they do. As the Future Skills Team grows, we are looking to add to our expertise ensuring that we continue to enhance our training programmes to meet the needs of the industry.


  • You will liaise with multiple stakeholders to research regional skill gaps and identify new or evolving roles of strategic importance in the high value manufacturing sector.
  • Confident and approachable, you will work closely with industry partners, manufacturers and colleagues to drive collaboration and approval.
  • With extensive L&D experience, you will be accustomed to defining and creating education and training programmes to develop the future workforce.
  • You will develop competency frameworks and report future requirements, ensuring that we continue to enhance our training programmes to meet the needs of the industry.
  • With a proven background within learning and development, you will have gained experience in Training Needs Analysis and working with competency frameworks is second nature to you.
  • At some point, in your career, you may have also been an instructional designer or trainer, which helps immensely with this role in defining and creating education and training programmes.
  • You will be comfortable communicating to groups and individuals and will be able to collate your findings in detailed reports as well as create business plans that ensure growth and improvements in line with the conclusion of your work.


Below covers everything you need to know about what this opportunity entails, as well as what is expected from applicants.


Activities Will Include


  • Liaising with key industry partners, such as awarding bodies to drive collaboration and approval.
  • Liaising with major high value manufacturers and MTC members, to drive collaboration and approval
  • Facilitating skills workshops with all the stakeholders and MTC research engineers
  • Articulating the output of workshops into competency frameworks that clearly define the current and future requirements of current and emerging roles within the industry
  • Project Management of the assigned framework projects


The Ideal candidate


  • Planned and organised in your approach to managing projects to meet and exceed business needs
  • Experienced in designing blended L&D solutions: virtual, digital and face to face
  • Experience of developing competency frameworks and learning curricula
  • An experienced and engaging facilitator with large and small groups of delegates
  • Commercial and business savvy
  • Able to balance customer focused thinking with practical and effective solutions
  • Collaborative, and engaging and able to influence others, including Business stakeholders
  • Confident in sharing and owning feedback across the team and with delegates where relevant
  • Self-starting, with a high level of resilience and attention to detail
  • Able to problem solve to drive results
  • Self-aware - knowing own areas of strength and development


We know that sometimes the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don’t fit all the requirements. If you’re excited about working for us and have most of the skills and experience, we’re looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!


What’s on offer?


In addition to the attractive package including a base salary, our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave + public holidays. Private employee medical insurance; There is an Employee Assistance Programme, ability to buy and sell holidays, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts and a fantastic pension scheme as well as continued investment in your professional development.


We know the value that hybrid working brings to both the organisation and individuals and as with all flexible working arrangement, one size does not fit all. Here at the MTC we have introduced a fully flexible working week with the opportunity to work your 36 hours, Monday to Thursday.


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