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About The Role

Academy (Automotive) Training Curriculum Lead | Circa £49,400 negotiable + excellent benefits | Permanent | Hybrid

Would you like to work for a company that makes a real difference in the automotive industry? The future of collision repair is evolving and as the technologies used in automotive body repair advance, we play an industry leading role in training the automotive repair and insurance industries. Our state-of-the-art automotive training academy is uniquely positioned to provide training and continuous professional development for both apprentices at the start of their career, or technicians and engineers looking to update their skills.

You’ll be responsible for Thatcham Research’s Training Academy curriculum, creating new content as required, and maintaining existing curriculum content to ensure it’s up to date and relevant. Once settled in the role you will take the lead on the standardisation of training materials across all disciplines, utilising the extensive knowledge in the Training team combined with input from our Research teams.  

Your mission

  • Work collaboratively with the Research teams and Training teams to create and maintain a curriculum that is effective and delivered consistently across all programs
  • Work closely with Instructional Design team to ensure all new and existing learning resources are engaging and fit-for purpose
  • Facilitating information sharing between the Academy, Research and Product teams, enabling product development and the upskilling of Trainers and Development Coaches
  • Responsible for producing the development schedule to maximise effectiveness of our resources, ensuring consistency across all of our learning material
  • Represent the operational capability and processes of the Academy in the product development process with the product teams
  • Support with commercial activity related to training, providing relevant insight and ensuring productivity of services is retained while meeting customer and market needs

Skills & experience that will set you up for success in this role:

  • Previous experience working within the automotive repair sector, with demonstrable experience developing curricular and curriculum material
  • An innovative and organised approach to teaching methods and activities, with the ability to identify and implement cost conscious practices
  • Expert communication skills verbal, written and presenting, taking a professional diplomatic approach when interacting with customers at all levels
  • Demonstrable experience of work planning and delivering multiple projects
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Professional qualification to a level 3 (NVQ/ATA) in field of technical expertise in body repair or engineering
  • Broad understanding of the complete repair process, including knowledge of HV and ADAS (desirable)
  • In depth knowledge of teaching and the science of learning (desirable)

About you

You’re passionate about supporting others within an educational setting, and have a calm, approachable manner that enables you to build strong relationships to get the best out of people. You can communicate clearly and concisely at all levels, and you know when to adapt your communication style accordingly. You enjoy working as part of a team but can confidently take the lead on independent tasks and proactively seek out opportunities. You demonstrate excellent quality standards and integrity in all aspects of your work, while consciously keeping the objectives and values of the business at the forefront.

Perks & Benefits

Salary - Circa £49,400 negotiable, dependent on skills & experience.

  • 10% non-contributory pension
  • 29 days holiday (inclusive of Christmas shutdown) + public holidays
  • Group Life Assurance (equal to 3 x basic salary)
  • Group Income Protection (after 2 years’ service)
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes (cycle to work & tech scheme)
  • Moneyhealth’s Financial Coaching & Wellbeing Platform
  • Health Cash Plan (cash back on eligible medical treatments)
  • Reward & Recognition Programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Sports & Social club
  • Payroll charitable giving
  • Subsidised on-site restaurant
  • Free on-site parking

When we work

Our standard working hours are 8:30 - 16:30 Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 15:45 Fridays. (Talk to us about flexible working if this doesn’t quite suit you!)

How we work

Our blended working approach means you’ll spend time working from our Automotive Training Academy in Thatcham and from home should you wish to.

What we do

At the cutting edge of automotive research in the UK, Thatcham Research has a unique role in shaping the design of new vehicles and influencing ever higher standards of safety, security and repair.

With an on-site Crash Laboratory, Repair Technology Centre, Training Academy and Crime Lab, our research expertise is driving some of the very latest automotive developments in technology, materials and standards in this fast moving and highly technical industry. Our active safety track site is one of the leading accredited Euro NCAP testing facilities, trialling and assessing the very latest developments in vehicle safety and assistance technologies.

Our Values

As an organisation that believes a strong set of Values are key to our organisational success and a sense of belonging for all colleagues, we ask that you understand, represent and apply our Values of Fearless, Inquisitive, Resourceful, Supportive and Trusted and demonstrate these Values throughout the recruitment process.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace which values diversity and embraces each individual's authentic self. We are proud to champion a culture where colleagues freely share their diverse perspectives, recognising that these contribute to our innovative spirit. Our journey of growth and understanding is continuous as we actively invest in diversity training, workshops, and partnerships to ensure positive change.

Beyond our silver membership in the Automotive 30% Club, we collaborate with various organisations to advance equity not only in gender but also across ethnicity, age, disability, social mobility, LGBTQ+ identities, experiences, and thinking. Our aspiration is to create an environment where everyone thrives, achieves, and experiences a genuine sense of belonging.

Recruitment process

We’re proud to manage our recruitment in-house and believe this direct approach enables us to give you the best possible Employee Experience we can – which starts right here, your application! We’re continuously striving to improve the candidate journey, and transparency (or communication) is a key area of focus – yes, even with salary & benefits.

What can you expect from our recruitment process?

  • Regular updates on the progress / outcome of your application
  • An initial telephone screening call with our Recruitment Business Partner
  • First interview with the hiring manager, usually via Teams
  • Second/Final interview, in-person at our office (we may give you a role specific task to present on!)
  • Personalised feedback following your interview – because everyone deserves that!
  • An opportunity to give us your honest feedback in a short survey on all of the above

We’re committed to removing invisible barriers. If there are any adjustments we can make to better support you, please let us know when you apply.

All applicants must have Right to Work in the UK.

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