Apprenticeship Tech Trainer

Job Roles:
IT, Trainer/Assessor
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Part Time
Subject Area:
Information Technology, Apprenticeships
Contract Term:
Fixed Term, Temporary
Salary Description:
£100-£300 per day dependent on experience
8th Mar 2019
Start Date:
Ada. National College for Digital Skills
Job Ref:

Post Title: Apprenticeship Tech Trainer   

Nature of the Role:  Flexible and short-term roles available   

Responsible to: Head of Apprenticeship Programmes    

Responsible for: Teaching and learning support on Digital Degree Apprenticeships   

Day rates: £100-300 dependent on experience     

Welcome to Ada!    

We are specialist digital skills college supporting apprentices into fantastic roles in the tech  sector and transforming their lives in the process. We work with over 25 of the most  cutting-edge companies on the planet and have more contacting us everyday because of  the amazing quality of our teaching, learning and support.    

We are growing rapidly with 140 apprentices on roll at present across just two higher level  programmes: Software Developer and Data Analyst. We are launching a new Technology  Consultant Degree Apprenticeship in Autumn 2019 and the uptake is already considerable.    

Your role is integral to ensuring the scalable, sustained support for apprentices is in place  and at the right level. You will have a significant role in shaping a new type of education and  training organisation that is on track to have national impact.    

Responsible for:    

As a software development trainer you will be adapting and delivering engaging training  materials for our Higher Level Degree Apprenticeship program. As part of a team, you will  be supporting apprentices to successfully undertake a series of far reaching software  development modules up to degree standard (level 6). These apprentices are employed by  top global digital companies such Facebook and Deloitte and you will shape their learning  and help them become the next generation of digital pioneers.    

Main Responsibilities:    

● Supporting our lead trainers in delivery of engaging course material to apprentices and ensure their educational progress 
● Differentiate learning materials for a diverse audience of ability and experience 
● Help update and create new learning content for existing lectures and workshops where learning is applied in real world scenarios 
● Create and mark assignments and exams 
● Provide feedback to apprentices on their progress and provide additional support where necessary 
● Work collaboratively with the teaching team to ensure that individualised support programmes are in place for learners such as those with Special Educational Needs 
● Supporting the programme management team with reviewing work based evidence   

Additional Duties:  You may be asked to support with revision or consolidation sessions for apprentices, which take place on weekday evenings.   

The Person   

Ideal Experience 
● Training, tutoring or teaching experience 
● Work experience in software development, data analytics or Degree or Apprenticeship in technical subject(Computer Science, Software Engineering, STEM with demonstrable use of technology)   

Bonus Experience: 
● Teaching or teaching support experience and qualifications 
● Relevant sector work experience e.g. IT support, Software Development, Data Science, Databases 
● Proficiency in programming in at least one language such as Java, JavaScript or Python   

Personal Qualities, Aptitudes and Skills: 

● Strong collaborative working skills 
● A strong interest in technology and the digital industry 
● A passion towards supporting others and ensuring their wellbeing 
● Ability to inspire people 
● Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills   

Variation to this Job Description

This is a description of the job as it is at present, and is  current at date of issue. The job description will be reviewed and updated as necessary to  ensure that appropriate revisions are incorporated, and that it relates to the job to be  performed. This process is carried out through discussions with Management. You are  expected to participate fully in the review and, following discussion to update your job  description as is considered necessary or desirable    


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure and  Barring Service (DBS) check when appropriate to the post. Further information about the  DBS be found at .   

Equal opportunities 

Ada. National College for Digital Skills recognises that equality of opportunity and the  recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles  apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity:   

● To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity; 
● To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and  potential community; 
● To ensure that all employees and prospective employees of the College are treated  solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any  unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age,  disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or  belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender reassignment, trans status,  socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction; 
● To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is  free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or  victimisation; 
● To promote good relations between individuals from different groups.    

Applicants with disabilities    

Ada. National College for Digital Skills is keen to increase the number of disabled people it  employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are  able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your  application please contact the Director of Careers & HR, Ana Herrera by emailing      

How to apply 

Please submit a supporting cover letter and CV to, in the subject field  please write “Application for Tech Trainer” followed by your name. As part of the interview  process we will ask you to support a session with our apprentices.    

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references. 

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Ada. National College for Digital Skills
Tel: n/a
Contact: Ana Herrera, Director of Careers & HR

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