Military Engineer Construction Technician - Plant Operator and Mechanic Coach

Job Description

Apprenticeship Coach - Military Engineer Construction Technician - Plant Operator and Mechanic Coach

Location: Home Based with Travel


To deliver high quality training programmes that develop Apprentices' knowledge, skills and behaviours as required for their Military Engineering Construction Technician Apprenticeship. Complete individual Apprentice learning, assessments, reviews and completions in a timely manner as set by management, achieving or exceeding the required quality standards. To support all elements of the Apprentice journey, including preparation for Gateway for Standards Apprentices, providing Apprentices with constructive, professional, and relevant feedback and support in order for them to gain the Apprenticeship Standard.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support and deliver a high quality, robust, individualised Apprenticeship initial assessment identifying the starting point of the Apprentice's journey in relation to the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their Apprenticeship.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to Apprentices to support the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their Apprenticeship.
  • Provide constructive, professional, and relevant feedback that supports Apprentices progress in relation to their Apprenticeship Standard
  • Utilise all available and appropriate technology in the delivery of learning programmes to support and develop Apprentices knowledge, skills and behaviours effectively and efficiently.
  • Willingness to positively embrace new ways of working, technology and approaches to learners and think of creative solutions to engage learners when appropriate who are deployed away from their usual workplace.
  • Arrange regular workplace visits/contact with Apprentices to induct, observe, support, develop and progress Apprentices.
  • Observe Apprentices in/at the workplace/ virtual workshop against criteria laid down by the Apprenticeship Standard and give feedback and support as appropriate.
  • Ensure all presented evidence for Apprenticeship Standards are valid, authentic, relevant, current and sufficient and achieve agreed internal quality assurance rates set by management.
  • Carry out thorough individual Progress Reviews with Apprentices and submit paperwork within agreed timescales as laid out by the customer.
  • Ensure that own allocated Apprentices are developing and progressing in line with their target achievement dates and liaise with the Programme Manager/s for the purpose of monitoring the progress of standards achievement and the development of the Apprentice.
  • Promptly identify situations requiring periods of Apprentice absence from their programme and complete/submit accurate paperwork as required.
  • Ensure that Apprentice records are accurately maintained, including records held within MIS, e-portfolio and online learning systems.
  • Complete Apprentice visits, either virtual or to other sites and locations, when required or as directed by management.
  • Work Proactively with the Apprentices, Military or civilian line management and colleagues to actively encourage positive relations and actions in the best interests of the learner.
  • Maintain positive relations with Apprentices, customers, business partners and all other stakeholders to ensure Pearson TQ retains and gains business.
  • Aid Apprentices to develop positive attitudes towards learning, studying and achieving their Apprenticeship.
  • Attend standardisation and team meetings as required.
  • Identify, complete and record appropriate annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities that maintain your ability to support the delivery of allocated Apprenticeship programmes.
  • Assist in the assessment of other qualifications or development of other Apprentices when required.
  • Be flexible over hours of attendance/work, including evenings and weekends when required.
  • Be prepared to work on other apprenticeship delivery programmes for PTQ appropriate to qualifications.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time.

Key Relationships

  • Maintain effective working relationships with each Apprentice within your caseload.
  • Communicate effectively with your line manager, highlighting any issues prior to becoming critical
  • Maintain professional working relationships with all Pearson TQ customers, always promoting a positive image of Pearson TQ.


Training / Competencies:

  • Hold relevant training/ teaching/Assessor /mentor qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills, or a willingness to develop these skills.
  • Outstanding inter-personnel and presentational skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to work under own supervision.
  • Qualified or competent in any of the following: Light or Medium Wheeled Tractor, wheeled or tracked Excavator, Crawler Tractor, Dump Truck.



  • Experienced Plant Operator with wider knowledge of the construction trade.
  • Experience within Apprenticeship training and delivery.
  • Can demonstrate effective Apprentice programme management
  • Can demonstrate use of technology to support effective and efficient delivery.
  • Work in a target driven environment.
  • Proven track record in achieving targets.
  • Good written skills that captures detailed feedback and target setting of objectives.


  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Experience of Ofsted inspections
  • Understands ESFA funding requirements

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Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Req ID: 13614