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Engineering Training Manager (8981)

FirstBus UK are looking for an Engineering Training Manager to join the team. The role will have a national remit so travel across our UK depots will be essential along with regular meetings at our offices in London.

The Engineering Training Manager will ensure that training needs for the Infor project are identified and delivered, thus supporting a smooth system integration through competency of users.
You will ensure that all aspects of current engineering training needs (management, supervision, shop floor and technical / non-technical) are identified, and met in the most cost-effective way
You will develop and deliver an engineering training strategy that ensures engineers' competency is maintained and sustained in light of future technologies and business needs, maximising funding opportunities to minimise costs.

Engineering Training Manager Responsibilities
• Design Info project training materials and relevant ‘How To' documentation.
• Co-ordinate and implement standard training plans & carry out training classes across OpCos to enable seamless transition from SAP R3 to Infor.
• Working with communication team to enhance readiness and remove concerns/resistance to Infor.
• Manage performance of external training providers and ensure value for money is achieved
• Ensure all training content is fit for purpose and delivered to those with a training need
• Work with the Apprenticeship & Qualifications Manager to ensure that the Apprenticeship supports the Engineering strategy in terms of scope, scale and quality
• Support Trailblazer group
• Ensure that a training matrix is developed and maintained.
• Ensure training records are retained and made available
• Work with central and divisional engineering teams to develop competency ‘standard' to which engineers are assessed, with any subsequent training needs addressed
• Ensure compliance with all related regulatory and government agencies, ensuring existing and future accreditations are protected and retained
• Attend and support routine Engineering Steering Group (ESG) meetings

About you
You will have proven experience in an engineering training management position at management level, with advanced level MS Office (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) and Training qualification (e.g. PTLLS or equivalent).
You will have practical engineering/ technical / industrial experience, and ideally a relevant Engineering qualification along with demonstrable continued professional development.
Ideally you will have a professional accreditation recognised within the bus industry.
Possess or be able to obtain IRTEC qualification to Master Technician level.

Once you've completed your probation period, you'll enjoy fantastic benefits:
•Free travel - On our buses
•Discounted travel for you and your family on the trains (GWR, TPE, Hull Trains) and your family & friends will also benefit from cheap bus travel
•First Xclusives - Discounts on First UK rail and bus and over 3,000 offers on goods and services for you, your family and friends
•Share in our success – Buy discounted shares in First
•Pension – You'll automatically join our scheme and start building a pension pot
•Free life assurance – For all members of our pension scheme

About us
One of Britain's largest bus operators, we connect communities and help people to go to school, work and the shops. Every single day around 1.6 million passengers get on board our 6,400 buses. It's why we're so passionate about providing services that are reliable, punctual and offer good value for money. We're also proud to be part of the FirstGroup family that's based all around the world from the UK and Ireland to the USA, Canada and Mexico.

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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - UK
  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2019
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