Automotive Trainer - Transport Training
  • Job Reference: TTS2022AT
  • Location: Nutts Corner
  • Closing Date: 30th September 2022

TTS require an Automotive Trainer to join our team

Transport Training Services is a trading name of the Transport Training Board for Northern Ireland.  We are the largest training provider for automotive apprenticeships in Northern Ireland with over 250 apprentices on our records and links to the industry dating back over 50 years.

Due to our expansion, we require an Automotive Trainer to join our team.  Our apprentices attend our specialist training centre on a block release programme where they undertake their off-the-job training every eight weeks and develop their skills with their employer for seven weeks.  This cycle continues for the three years of their apprenticeship.

If you have a passion for all things automotive and have been working in the trade for at least 5 years post-qualification and would like to pass on your skills and knowledge to a new group of apprentices, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply for this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, forward-looking training organisation, please send us your up-to-date CV and ensure you address the essential criteria listed in the person specification below to Depending upon interest shown in this vacancy, we may have to consider those who also meet the desirable criteria.

Canvassing is prohibited, however, if you would like to have in informal discussion with our Training Director, Stephen Wilkinson, prior to submitting your CV, please call us on 028 9082 5653.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 3:00 PM Friday 30th September 2022.


HOURS:                              39 PER WEEK

STARTING SALARY:         Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications held.



The post-holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of Automotive Trainers and play an active role in the education and training of apprentices and other learners within all curricular areas.


  • Support the Lead Automotive Trainer by:
    • Researching and developing specialist automotive training to be provided into the automotive sector in Northern Ireland.
    • Reporting on apprentice progress for milestone claims


  • Training development and delivery
    • To deliver lessons to an assigned cohort of apprentices within heavy and/or light vehicle maintenance and repair in the classroom setting or via our online learning platform.
    • To communicate with external organisations to ensure the effective and efficient operation of provision, including the monitoring of learners in the working environment and liaison with employers.
    • To assist in the development, delivery and review of automotive training courses.
    • To assist in the development, delivery and review specialist automotive training courses.
    • To develop learning resources for use in classroom delivery and remote learning.
    • To act as class tutor and/or learning support tutor for groups of learners.


  • Learner Assessment
    • To provide assessment of learners in heavy and light vehicle sectors.
    • To prepare learner assessment schedules and profiles.
    • To undertake assessment of VRQ and VCQ competence in the workplace, training centre and any other necessary locations.


  • Health & Safety
    • To work within and promote the principles set out in the Health and Safety Policy.
    • To participate in the ongoing Health and Safety Risk Assessment of processes carried out within TTS Training Centre and off-site automotive training.
    • To ensure compliance with TTS’s Health and Safety Policy and procedures within your area of work.
    • To ensure a safe, secure and healthy working environment for learners, the employees and visitors to Transport Training Services (NI) Ltd.
    • To promote good practice regarding Health and Safety for apprentices and other learners


  • Quality Assurance
    • To liaise with the Lead Automotive Trainer, IMI Centre Coordinator and Lead IQA to ensure all aspects of IMI qualifications quality assurance are adhered to.
    • To operate within the quality systems of Transport Training Services and conform to quality assurance and improvement processes and activities.


  • Learner Recruitment
    • To assist the Careers Development Officer in the recruitment of learners to Transport Training Services.


  • Other
  • To actively contribute to other areas of the Transport Training Services work, business development and curriculum.
  • To comply with TTS organisational policies and procedures.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities necessitated by the overall business objectives of Transport Training Services and consistent with the overall job role.
  • To undertake continuous professional development and to participate in related professional networks.
  • To contribute to other areas of the Transport Training Services (NI) Ltd work and curriculum, as appropriate to the post holder’s experience and qualifications.



  • Undertake work outside normal working hours on occasions.
  • Provide reports, written and oral, as required.
  • Ensure records are updated promptly and accurately
  • Ensure that all documentation and authorisation procedures are adhered to.


  • Promote TTS positively at all times.
  • Abide by all TTS procedures and ensure these are implemented in area of responsibility.
  • Within the context of the post, ensure full compliance with TTS health and safety requirements.
  • Within the context of the post, ensure full compliance with TTS equality requirements.

The post-holder will be required to adopt a flexible approach to the duties and responsibilities as outlined in this job description.

This is a description of the job as it is at present constituted.  It is the practice of TTS to periodically examine employees’ job descriptions and to update them to ensure that they relate to the job as then being performed or to incorporate whatever changes are being proposed.  This procedure is normally carried out through discussions between the post holder and the line manager.  It is the aim of TTS to reach agreement to reasonable changes following consultation with the post holder.


Person Specification

Applicants must, as a minimum, meet all the essential eligibility criteria listed below.


Eligibility Criteria


  • Since the post-holder will have responsibility for teaching on apprenticeship programmes, you must, as a minimum, hold the Ulster University Certificate in Teaching (Level 4) as recognised by the Department for the Economy for those teaching in FE Colleges and training organisations in Northern Ireland or be committed to achieving this within two years of the commencement of your employment with TTS if appointed.  Equivalent or higher teaching qualifications may be considered.
  • A NVQ or VCQ Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years’ (within the last seven years) post apprenticeship experience in Heavy and/or Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.
  • A pass grade at GCSE Level in English Language or Essential Skills Level 2 in Literacy or an equivalent qualification.
  • A pass grade at GCSE Level in Mathematics or Essential Skills Level 2 in Numeracy or an equivalent qualification.
  • Have knowledge of recent developments and current vehicle technology.
  • Have knowledge of Vocational Competence Qualifications (NVQs), assessment procedures and relevant documentation.
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in supporting the development and learning of others
  • Be highly motivated
  • Possess the ability to work as part of a team
  • IT literacy especially in Microsoft Office applications with the ability to create presentations.
  • Proficiency in the use of Zoom/Microsoft Teams or other web-based video conferencing application as a host/presenter.

Other Essential Criteria   

A full current, clean car driving licence which enables you to drive in Northern Ireland.

Desirable Criteria 

 Hold a qualification and / or experience as a Motor Vehicle Instructor.

  • Hold an IMI Level 5 Diploma in Automotive Management
  • Have demonstratable skills in developing online learning resources
  • Have 5 years post qualifying experience in repair and maintenance or light / heavy vehicles.
  • Have an A1 Vocational Assessor Award or equivalent.
  • Have a V1 Internal Verifier Award
  • Have IOSH or NEBOSH Health & Safety qualification
  • Have work place first aider qualification
  • Have an HGV/PCV licence


The competencies listed below will be assessed during the selection process for those candidates who have been shortlisted using the eligibility criteria above.  

  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrable knowledge needed to perform the role and a positive approach to developing own knowledge base.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of emerging/advanced automotive technologies.
  • Demonstratable ability to create learning resources that may be used in an online learning environment.
  • Proven communication and organisational skills with the ability to work with minimal supervision and on own initiative.
  • A flexible and positive team member with the ability to supervise automotive training staff in support of apprentices’ learning and development in a safe environment.


We reserve the right to apply elements of the desirable criteria in order to shortlist candidates for interview.

All applicants must clearly demonstrate with examples in their CV how they meet the above criteria and where appropriate describe the length of that experience in years & months.

If applicants have a qualification which they feel is equivalent, they must clearly note this on the their CV e.g. Essential Skills Level 2 Communication ‘equivalent to’ GCSE English Language (Grade A-C).

Transport Training Services (NI) Ltd will verify all claims for equivalent qualifications.

Applications must be submitted by the closing time on the closing date to be considered for recruitment. Late applications will not be considered.

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