Learning & Skills Trainer - VDA


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


Emtec at Ruddington

Ruddington Fields Business Park, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JZ

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Your future is here

A place to thrive

Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career.

Who we need

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate, highly skilled Vehicle Damage Assessor, who is able to showcase the knowledge and experience they have gained from within the Vehicle Body Repair industry.

If you want to inspire and encourage the growth and development of the next generation of panel preparers, painters and damage repair specialists, then please apply to work within a great team here at our Ruddington Campus of EMTEC, Nottingham College.

The role will require the ability for you to be able to, or be willing to develop yourself to be able to;

  • Plan, prepare, design and deliver high quality teaching learning and assessment to cover all aspects of the VDA Assessor’s role
  • Ensure apprentices gain the relevant knowledge, skills, and behaviours required within this vocational area – preferably with Panel, M.E.T. or Paint background and experience within the industry
  • To help and support Apprentices to meet their End Point Assessment requirements
  • Be able to Create Individual Learning Plans for an apprentice and be responsible in supporting blended learning opportunities for on-site and distance training and learning
  • Be able to motivate and inspire all apprentices so that they are encouraged to achieve excellence within their learning experience
  • Present a professional and positive attitude that will encourage Apprentices to achieve their full potential, whilst aiming for distinction level grades

What you’ll bring

You need to be a passionate and enthusiastic expert within the Automotive Vehicle Damage Assessor sector.

You should have the passion and drive and want to pass on your experience within a professional and fully operational training environment.

You should possess, or be willing to achieve the following;

  • A recognised subject-related qualification at Level 3 or above or equivalent occupational competence with this subject area
  • A suitable VDA accreditation
  • A Certificate in Education, PGCE or DTLLS
  • Demonstrable industrial experience and occupational competence
  • Experience of successful team working and be committed to a team-based approach
  • The ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of all our apprentices
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills with excellent timekeeping and attendance

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Karl Clay on 0794 672 1933 or email karl.clay@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Interviews / Assessments are planned for: W/C 10th June 2024

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop. It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

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