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Delivery - Technical

Location

Cheltenham

Closing Date

28/02/2018

Salary

competitive with benefits

Contract Type

Permanent



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Skills Coach - Cyber Security

Technical Skills Coach – Cheltenham

About us

QA Learning provides the most complete range of training courses and learning services available in the UK.

Our training courses span six main areas; Technical IT, Business Applications, Business Systems Analysis & Design, Programme & Project Management, Service Management, Leadership & Management and Business Skills.

In addition to our public schedule of over 1,500 classroom-based courses, QA Learning also offers world-class delivery through virtual, mobile and eLearning. We are listed as the no.1 IT training company by The Learning & Performance Institute (LPI), with 350+ fully employed learning professionals and subject matter experts and 24 centres with 230 classrooms across UK.

The role

Working within our Degree Apprenticeship Programme you will ideally have previous experience in coaching, mentoring & assessing groups of young adults towards the achievement of technical degree qualifications.

Having a long term caseload of around 50-60 students based in Cheltenham, you will engage and organise with our learners to complete planned assessments at the work base in Technical Skills, to include at least one from: Software Development or Database Development or Networking or Technical Security or Server Infrastructure or Service Management

Your approach, organisation, proactivity and coaching skills will help retain learners and ensure each student achieves their assigned projects and qualification in line with the targets and objectives you have agreed in the Individual Learning Plan.

What do we offer you?

  • Competitive financial package
  • In-depth coaching and mentoring both internally and externally
  • Career development framework that has seen number of our staff promoted to senior positions
  • Pension & Life Insurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • 2 days paid Charity work each year for a charity of your choice
  • 3 days of additional training which does not need to be relevant to your role from our very own course selection

What we need from you

Required:

  • A Degree or other Higher Education Qualification in Computer Science, Computing, Software Development, Networking or a related discipline would be highly desirable, but significant industry experience or significant experience in the delivery of IT related qualifications/apprenticeships will also be considered.
  • Technical Skills, to include at least ONE from:
  • Software Development
  • Database Development
  • Networking
  • Technical Security
  • Server Infrastructure
  • Service Management
  • The ability to provide inspiring coaching sessions to degree apprentices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to provide feedback in a way that motivates individual learners
  • Ability to identify and help learners to overcome potential barriers to progress and achievement
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • High attention to detail
  • That’s it!

If you think you have what it takes and have the relevant experience, skills and qualifications please apply.


How to apply

Application

When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.

Selection

Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.

Offer

If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.

Background Checks

We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.

For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.

Joining

Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.