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Consultant - Technical Training

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Salary: Competitive salary
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (with requirements for flexibility subject to operational requirements. Some weekend working may be required.)
Location: LGW Airport, West Sussex or LHR Airport, Hounslow
Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017

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In a nutshell

To be responsible to the Senior Manager Engineering Training for delivering technical training to our maintenance engineers and support staff. This would include supporting some overseas training delivery.

Delivering training using electronic based courseware, MFTD Training Simulators and other equipment as required.

Preparation of lecture notes for trainees, presentation of lectures as required, advising the Training Manager of any necessary revisions or amendments that are required to the course syllabi.

Produce training course material and electronic presentations. Provide practical training courses where needed to meet the requirements of Part-147 Level III aircraft engineering Type courses.

Day to day

Delivering Technical Training

Deliver initial & recurrent EASA Part-147 approved aircraft Type training to Engineers iaw VAA syllabus and regulatory requirements.

Prepare candidates to achieve appropriate examination standards, company approvals and licencing requirements.

Manage and motivate candidates to encourage a highly proficient and dedicated workforce for VAA and external customers.

Co-ordinate with other internal and external providers to ensure effective delivery of assigned training programmes.

Preparing course material

Ensure that all course material is up to date, accurate and meets the needs of students.

Design and develop new courses, and ad-hoc training courses based on up-to-date training needs analysis and using the most appropriate and cost effective training technology.

Gather and monitor course feedback for the continuous improvement of courses and individual performance.

Quality, Continuous Improvement and Projects

Manage all necessary documentation and publications for the compliance and effective running of Technical Training.

Maintain accurate student training records, available for Quality Assurance and CAA auditing.

Production of reports and plans as directed.

Act as focal for key department or VAA-wide projects as assigned; e.g. Entry Into Service projects for new aircraft types.

About you

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record as an aircraft Technician/Approved Engineer. Experience as a Technical Instructor on civilian aircraft is essential. MFTD training experience would be an advantage.

You'll be a highly positive, flexible, self-motivated individual, dedicated towards effective and efficient training within a team. Having excellent training delivery and facilitation skills would be an advantage as would strong planning and organisational skills. You'll need to have excellent time management and be able to prioritise and balance multiple tasks. You'll be expected to be confidential and work within data protection laws and guidelines. Broad business understanding will be an advantage.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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