Teacher - Mechanical Engineering (LUM445/1056)

About the Role

The School of Engineering is looking for a Teacher of Mechanical Engineering to join the team to inspire the next generation of young people into industry. Working at our Printworks Campus, you will be in a state of the art environment supporting students to complete their apprenticeships and ensure they are ready to take that step into employment at the end of their course. 

At Leeds City College, we value ourselves by being able to offer a fantastic work life balance, offering up to 37 days holiday per year and regular working hours. We offer regular professional development training with all staff within the department spending at least one day a year out in industry. If you are either working in industry and are looking for something different, or have a passion for developing others, the School of Engineering is the place for you.

See what our students and staff have to say below;

If you do not have a teaching qualification but have a relevant industry related qualification and work experience in the area, we are still interested in your application as we can help you gain a teaching qualification (funded with no cost to yourself).

What You Will Do

  • Plan, prepare and develop schemes of work, session plans, teaching and learning resources, learning and assessment plans.
  • Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners.
  • Create individual SMART learning targets linked to learner study programme/course.
  • Be responsible for recording student progress 
  • Maintain and update knowledge of the subject and / or vocational area
  • Motivate and inspire students to achieve targets and develop their skills to enable progression.
  • Carry out internal verification/moderation.

About You

  • Preferably holds a L5 Teaching Qualification  (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE)
  • Relevant up to date subject knowledge and recent delivery in the Further Education or school sector. 
  • Ability to inspire and motivate learners to achieve their optimum 
  • Industry experience working with FUSION 360, Inventor CAM and Additive Manufacturing
  • Good industrial knowledge in a machining environment.
  • Experience of CAD and CAM is desirable but training can be provided to up skill.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.