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Careers at The Engineering College

As the most wide-ranging provider of engineering apprenticeships and related training in the Liverpool City Region, we thrive when industry does. We have built our team with experienced time-served engineers who recognise and respect the diversity of engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors, instilling an enthusiasm, respect and ambition in our students that is unrivalled elsewhere. A passion for inspiring people lies at the heart of our business and all of our team play a vital role in supporting and training these people into long-term careers.

What makes us different?

First and foremost, the Engineering College is a registered charity. We invest profits back into the business, creating better facilities, conditions and a working environment for staff and students alike. We have a team of 40-strong and a great community culture where collaboration and skills development are the essence of our business. We pride ourselves on creating a flexible environment for all of the team and embrace a hybrid workforce, encouraging both on site and remote working.

How do I apply?

We’ve made it simpler than ever to apply.

If you think you would be a good fit for one of our live vacancies, download the forms in the ‘Apply Now’ tab just below. Once you have completed both of these forms, please email them to

We are always interested in people who are passionate about engineering and education and believe they would be a good fit for the team. If this sounds like you, but there are no Live Vacancies that match your qualifications and skill set, we would still love to hear from you. You can complete our interests form with details about your employment and interests and our HR team can contact you to discuss upcoming opportunities that may suit you.

The Engineering College is committed to equality and valuing diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts.

Live Team Vacancies

Rigging Instructor/Assessor

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Salary: Competitive – negotiable dependent upon experience

Location: Birkenhead

Start Date: Immediate / Following notice period

Hours: Typical working hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 8.:00 am – 3:15 pm.

Benefits include:

  • An opportunity to develop vocational skills and CPD to enrich your knowledge and skills and personal career development
  • Monday to Friday, no weekends
  • Family friendly and flexible working policies
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days per year with Christmas shutdown, plus birthday leave and all public/bank holidays
  • Medicash Health Care Plan
  • Life Assurance (Death in Service) Scheme
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Free access to on-site gym facility with leisure zones including pool and table tennis
  • Free parking
  • Cycle loan/storage
  • Health & Wellbeing Employee Assistance Programme
  • A calendar punctuated with social and team building events.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the successful team at The Engineering College delivering a high-quality learning experience to engineering students, ensuring they reach their maximum educational and developmental potential. This role will suit an experienced Engineering Construction Rigger looking to progress into a teaching role or already within a teaching role.

You will be a time served Rigger and hold a Level 2 or above in Engineering. Maths and English. You must possess or be willing to work towards relevant teacher/assessor qualifications which will be fully funded, if required. You will be a team player and an effective communicator with the ability to cope under pressure and happy to work on a variety of tasks.

This role is based in Merseyside but has opportunities for national (and the potential for international) travel.

As signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant we are particularly interested in meeting applicants with Armed Forces background in roles involving moving and positioning (heavy) loads.

The successful applicant’s role will be to instill safety, site discipline, diligence, teamwork and the principles and practices of planning, preparation and moving of the loads, working with other trades to achieve a safe operation. The trainer is also a key part of the management of the program, keeping it on track with the training plan and making sure each apprentice is making good progress.

The role is diverse and covers a number of different elements, including:

Teaching, Learning and Assessment: delivery of practical and theory sessions to meet the requirements of the business, the planning of lessons and learning plans effectively, making use of resources and curriculum.

Verification: maintain all records and work-pieces, track progress for each student in your designated group/s and carry out essential marking for assessments.

Learner Reviews: work within the team to develop and regularly update learner ‘off-the-job’ learning plans in conjunction with the learner/s. Work within the relevant team to contribute timely information to the individual’s ‘training officer’ to support with performance reviews

Learner Support: ‘first line’ academic and pastoral support, working with the team in identifying any high or additional needs students, etc

Technical & Administration: identifying opportunities for CPD, improving competency, fulfilling ESFA requirements regarding tracking attendance, support with recruitment and promotion of the brand.

Additional team responsibilities are shared within the organisation, including high quality health and safety provision, support and promotion of Equality and Diversity within this industry.

The Engineering College is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Preferred candidates will undergo screening checks with past employers and an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

The Engineering College is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

To assist your application, please consider the following questions and incorporate your answers into the application form:

  • Do you have teaching experience or will you require training and development?
  • Are you familiar with Microsoft programmes such as Outlook, Word, Excel and/or OneNote or Canvas or will you require IT training?
  • Please advise your availability providing 2 or 3 dates and times of one hour duration when you could make an initial interview to discuss the role and undertake a tour of College.



The Engineering College is committed to equality and valuing diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in College.

To apply, please complete the below forms and return then to
or by post to HR, The Engineering College, Monks Ferry, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5LH

The Engineering College Promotes Equality of Opportunity

The Engineering College is committed to providing a welcome community for all staff, students and visitors and is continuously making improvements to the campus to align with our commitment. As such if you would like any further information or more accessible-friendly formats, please email The Engineering College is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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The Engineering College work towards the Matrix Standard, providing high quality information, advice and guidance to all students; live and former that is confidential, impartial and conversed in a supportive way.
The Engineering College are proud to hold Investors in People Gold Status, awarded for the second consecutive time in 2020, and has held this accolade since 2017, creating a welcome environment for the whole team to inspire and thrive.
The Engineering College is a Group Training Association and part of the 40 strong GTA England network. Established to represent employers across the region and deliver quality training and assessment to the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors.