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Technical Trainer – Apprenticeship Programme

Company: CLAAS U.K. Ltd. 
Location: Saxham 
Start Date: 29/06/2024 
Professional Level: Professionals 
Key Area: Sales 


At CLAAS UK at Saxham we provide Sales, Service, Parts, IT, Marketing and Accounts support for our dealer network across the UK and Ireland. CLAAS UK is also the sole wholesale distributor for all CLAAS machinery in the UK and Ireland. Officially opened in 2020 our new state of the art headquarters provides a healthy, thriving environment for our employees and being a family run business, the well being of our staff is paramount to our success.   
With a deep rooted passion for our industry and its people our work ethos is based on trust and mutual respect.


Your role in our team:

  • Based at the CLAAS UK Headquarters at Saxham, we are looking for an experienced individual to be part of the delivery team for our land-based engineering programmes. We welcome applicants with a wide practical skillset and theoretical knowledge of engineering and a passion to transfer these skills to learners.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in a related subject. Experience in working on a range of Agricultural and/or Plant Machinery is desirable, and candidates need to be confident they can deliver both practical and theory sessions to a range of learners. Previous teaching/training experience is not essential, however, being able to demonstrate training or development of staff in the industry would be advantageous. Knowledge and experience in machining and fabrication is also desirable.
  • Trainers are responsible for ensuring effective learning takes place in all sessions to provide learners with the maximum opportunity to succeed. The Academy values team working where staff work together in a supportive environment to provide the best learning experience for our learners.
  • Main Duties:
    • Plan, prepare, review and deliver learnership curriculum for land-based engineering technician standards.
    • Development of course material and resources for delivery, including blended learning materials.
    • To conduct teaching/learning activities appropriate to the needs of individual learners and the curriculum, while maintaining learners discipline.
    • To set, mark and record relevant coursework and assessments.
    • Attend regular reviews to discuss learners progress, health and safety and welfare issues.
    • To, at all times, maintain high expectations of learner’s work, commitment, and behavior, taking action to ensure the highest of standards are met.
    • To continuously evaluate and improve the quality of learning and teaching within your sessions utilising and engaging with the Academy’s development and observation programmes.
    • Commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of all learners and staff.
    • Actively support and promote equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion to ensure no learner is discriminated against.
    • To develop and update personal professional expertise in the relevant areas.
    • To undertake any other associated duties determined by the Academy.

Your profile:

  • Essential Skills & Knowledge
    • Recent and extensive on-the-job practical experience within the sector (Agriculture &/or Engineering)
    • Sound understanding of engineering practices.
    • Industry recognised qualifications – Level 3 minimum
    • GCSE, or equivalent, English & Maths grade 4 (formally grade C) or above.
    • Willing to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service clearance at Enhanced level
    • Ability and willingness to work flexibly
    • Weekend and Bank holiday rota for safeguarding duty
    • Current full driving licence
    • Willingness to travel around the UK for apprentice reviews.
    • Candidates need to be confident they can prepare and deliver both practical and theory sessions to a range of learners.
    • IT Literate
    • Ability to work under own initiative and develop strong links with our dealers
    • Excellent team player
    • Able to work under pressure to provide excellence in delivery.
    • Passionate about inspiring the next generation of CLAASIANS!
    • Motivated to engage in continuous professional development, Product Technical knowledge.
    • Hours of Work
      According to the business requirements (Minimum 37.5 hours per week). 
      This role does not attract an overtime rate.  

Your benefits:

  • Annual incentive scheme targeted to achieve 14% of salary.
  • Brand new state of the art office building just off the A14 with free car parking.
  • Ergonomic sit/stand desk.
  • On site subsidised employee restaurant.
  • 24 days annual leave rising by one day per calendar year to 28 with option to carry-over.
  • Holiday purchase scheme to take annual leave to 30 days per annum.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme with Company contribution of 8%.
  • Life assurance – 4 x annual salary.
  • Free eye test and money towards glasses.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free legal and personal support for employees and their families.
  • Christmas close down period.
  • Industry leading sickness pay.

We look forward to your application.


Your contact from our CLAAS Recruiting Team


Julie Christine White


(+44) 01284 777733


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