Engineering Apprenticeship Instructor/Mentor

Derby, Derbyshire
£30,619 to £41,931 per annum
29 Mar 2023
11 Apr 2023
Subject Area
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is employed by University of Derby but works in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Business, therefore in order to undertake this position an individual has to hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.

Due to the nature of work that Rolls-Royce Submarines Business conducts and the protection of certain assets a person has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non ITAR country.

To build on Rolls-Royce’s 50-year history of submarine engineering in Derby, a Nuclear Skills Academy has been created, dedicated to nuclear training within Derby city. This is a collaboration between the University of Derby, Rolls-Royce Plc, the National College for Nuclear, and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC). 

The Nuclear Skills Academy will meet Rolls-Royce’s current and future need for world-class, technical talent, maintaining and growing this unique and substantial centre of nuclear engineering expertise, underpinned by uncompromising standards of quality and excellence. 

This is an exciting time for the University as we continue to develop our strategy of building and sustaining capacity in six thematic areas, including data science and net zero, leading to more focused investment, greater knowledge, and enhanced reputation. The University of Derby’s applied research expertise in advanced materials, manufacturing and data science will ensure the curriculum and learning experience across all levels meets and surpasses the exacting standards required from the nuclear and defence industries. 

A physical nuclear skills academy based at the iHub, on Derby’s Infinity Park, will complement the existing innovation facilities at Rolls-Royce and the NAMRC. These skills are vital to sustaining cutting-edge innovation activity and continuous development and implementation of new technology and techniques. 

The apprenticeships, designed and delivered by the University of Derby, are:

  • Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship  Advanced Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Role Specifics

We are looking for a person with experience of working in the Engineering Industry to deliver Mechanical Engineering courses to Level 3 apprentices on the Engineering Technicians Apprenticeship at Nuclear Skills Academy based in Derby. 

The successful applicant will be required to prepare, deliver, and assess various aspects of Mechanical Engineering programmes for apprentices studying on Machinist , Electrical Maintenance , Mechatronics Maintenance and Technical Support Technician.

The successful candidate will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one. We can offer support to those looking to start their careers as teaching, together with a minimum level 4 qualification in a Mechanical or Engineering subject area. You should have demonstrable experience of the Mechanical Engineering industry, with experience of Milling, Turning and CNC. If you have an assessor and/or verifier award this would be considered.

For informal enquiries please contact Stephanie Traynor on

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.