BAE Systems • Samlesbury, United Kingdom

Early Careers & Skills Development Coach

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: Early Careers & Skills Development Coach (Mechanical Engineering)

Location: Samlesbury: We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £41,997- £47,569 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Enact effective programme delivery that utilises a coaching and blended learning pedagogy to train, monitor, develop and assess apprentices against relevant qualification standards/ frameworks in support of them attaining occupational competence
  • Effective recording / reporting of performance data
  • Coaching and development of employees and learners through off-the job training courses, welfare support and careers guidance to aid their progression, attainment and transition into the business
  • Embed modern learning practice such as skills competitions and problem-based learning as an integral part of the learning and assessment programme
  • Develop programme content and teaching, learning and assessment methodologies to meet individual learner and business needs
  • Providing and monitoring the effective safeguarding, SHE, welfare and support arrangements for learners whilst on Early Careers & Skills programmes
  • Effective stakeholder engagement to ensure practitioner skills and programme content is current and aligned to business needs

Your skills and experiences:


  • Mechanical Engineering experience with a track record of occupational competence
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring


  • Pastoral support awareness
  • Recognised qualification in Education and Skills training


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Early Careers Team:

Join our dynamic Early Careers Team and make a difference! As part of this team, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of 1st-year engineering apprentices. This is a rewarding position, delivering essential foundation competencies for the future generation of BAE Systems. Working pattern is Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:15 pm with every Friday off which means you will enjoy a great work-life balance. Plus, as a global company, BAE Systems offers fantastic progression opportunities.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation

Closing Date: 19th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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