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Recruiting! Volunteer Engineering Technicians

What you can do for us: Support our trainers and apprentices in the workshop, 2-3 days a week once every 5-6 weeks. We envisage a team of volunteer technicians keen to support and impart their knowledge with the next generation of engineers.

What we can do for you: You will have access to and use of the workshop and tools for your own projects as well as the knowledge and support of trainers and apprentices onsite. Access to discounts and events available to HSA staff.

Who would I report to? Development Director

What hours are expected per week? Volunteers usually commit to 2-3 days once every 5-6 weeks, so they are working alongside a specific apprentice group. A normal week will vary depending on the needs of the team and the content they are covering – this information will be available in advance. This role requires a more flexible approach depending on the onsite provision for apprentices on block release and end point assessments. Days and hours are negotiable. Travel expenses paid up to £11 per day.

What sort of skills/experience/likes/interests will help with this role?

Interest in and knowledge of education is desirable but not essential. Ideally, you will have a background in vehicle maintenance and/or restoration with a proactive attitude and a willingness to contribute to a busy team.

What is the main purpose of this role? The Learning Team at Heritage Skills Academy are responsible for delivering an apprenticeship programme to learners aged 16+, from school leavers to retired professionals. As an Engineering Technician Volunteer, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Learning Programme in maintaining the learning spaces, resources, equipment and materials. You will:

  • Prepare materials and equipment

  • Maintain Learning Spaces’ environment e.g. clean, put away resources

  • Check stock and inform the team when an order needs to be made

  • Prepare resources for open events

  • Support apprentices with complex tasks and be an additional pair of eyes and ears in the busy workshop

  • Transport vehicles

For further information or a visit please contact Owain Johns

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