Education Partnership North East

Lecturer and Programme Lead in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Electrical) - multiple roles

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
24 Apr 2024
12 May 2024
Subject Area
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role 

Education Partnership North East and Sunderland College is one of largest providers of engineering apprenticeships in the North East region, with over 400 apprentices employed in over 100 advanced manufacturing companies. The majority of these companies operate in the automotive sector. 

An exciting new skills partnership with a large, world class automotive employer in Sunderland means we are seeking to recruit a new delivery team to support the employer’s manufacturing apprenticeship programme.  

Multiple advanced manufacturing and engineering posts – Programme Leaders in mechanical and electrical engineering and technical Trainer/Assessors – are available. These posts will be based within the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering department at our City Campus and within our Apprenticeship Directorate, working together as part of integrated team to support the automotive employer.  

The delivery team will also work within the International Advanced Manufacturing Park and closely with the automotive employer to co-design and deliver the apprenticeship programme and with senior leaders in the college to shape the regional skills strategy for this critical sector. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative individuals to engage with and inspire a new generation of engineers to support positive student experience, progress and destination. These appointments will offer the opportunity to play a key role in driving forward quality advanced manufacturing engineering provision reflective of the highest industry practice and standards. 

About you 

The successful candidates will be highly motivated, qualified engineers with industry level skills, experience and expertise. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates that hold level 4 vocational and teaching qualifications and have a proven record of training and assessing engineering apprentices. 

You will work with a cohort of engineering apprentices, conducting progress reviews, training and assessing on the competency elements of the apprenticeship and being the main point of contact. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal, I.T. and organisational skills and be mobile throughout the northeast region, as this role involves travelling to employer premises and working across college sites.  

These appointments offer the opportunity for EITHER current education practitioners OR those currently in industry looking for a career change with an ambition to support apprentices. For the latter, the college will support individuals regarding achievement of a teaching qualification within an appropriate timescale upon joining the college.    

About us 

At Education Partnership Northeast, we are passionate about transforming lives through education. As a leading education provider in the Northeast of England, comprising of Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form College we are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences that help our students to achieve their full potential; and we are ambitious.  We are currently the top performing General Further Education college in the Northeast for 16-19 student achievement and ranked 3rd nationally. 

We have a strong college community and encourage our staff and students to be their authentic selves, be respectful of others and to be innovative in how they deliver an excellent student experience by creating an exciting future for everyone working and studying across the group.  

As an employer, we are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture where our staff can thrive. We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to investing in their development and wellbeing. 

Key reasons for working at Education Partnership Northeast: 

  • we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for creating a positive and productive workplace culture. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our staff, regardless of their background or identity. 
  • we believe that ongoing learning and development are crucial for our employees' success and job satisfaction. We offer a range of training and development opportunities, including regular CPD sessions, mentoring, and leadership development programs. 
  • we offer a competitive benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme (TPS), a very generous holiday entitlement (48 days per annum plus bank holidays), and access to a range of employee support services, including a confidential employee assistance program.
  • We foster a collaborative and supportive work environment that encourages our staff to share ideas, work together, and support one another. We value open communication and transparency, and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees. 

Our staff can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. Whether you are a teacher, support staff member, or part of our corporate team, you can be proud of the important work you do every day. 

We believe in equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check. 

Contact Details

If you are looking for a rewarding career with an organisation that is committed to making a difference, we invite you to apply for our open position. Join our team at Education Partnership North East and help us to transform lives through education. For an informal conversation about this role please email