Reaseheath College is seeking experienced engineers
If you are an experienced engineer who is keen to pass on your skills and experience then teaching could be for you.
Reaseheath College is one of the country’s leading providers of Engineering Further Education courses, with a particular specialism in Plant and Agricultural Engineering. With industry standard equipment, facilities and a modern working environment, students receive teaching and learning in as close to an industry setting as possible. Reaseheath College has close links with major engineering industrial partners such as JCB, Case, New Holland & CLAAS and ensures that its’ teaching content closely mirrors current sector developments.
Classes are taught in a workshop setting and students are encouraged to engage in practical hands-on learning. Personal Protective equipment and health and safety guidance are rigorously enforced.
Reaseheath College is looking for enthusiastic and experienced engineers with a practical and academic background in Construction Plant, Agricultural or Motor Vehicle engineering who can deliver on a variety of programmes up to level 3. Experience in the operation, overhaul and repair of agricultural and construction plant associated machinery is desirable.
Teaching experience is advantageous but not essential as on the job training and support is available.
If you would be interested in finding out more then please register your interest by sending an up to date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
“I have worked at Reaseheath College for two years now as a Technical Trainer, after many years of working in the agricultural engineering industry. I get great satisfaction from teaching as I see students learn and progress during their lessons with me. It is really rewarding helping them not only to become engineers, but to become responsible and professional adults, ready for the industry I know.
“I didn’t plan on becoming a teacher, but I have always been interested in tractors and the rural environment from a young age, so it’s great that I get to now teach the subject I’m passionate about. After I gained a Level 3 Diploma in Land-Based Technology at Reaseheath, I went on to work for a local agricultural engineering company, whilst studying for my HNC and HND qualifications. After working in the industry for 10 years, I decided I wanted a change and to progress my career. This was when I discovered the opportunity to teach at Reaseheath College.
“Although I didn’t have any teaching experience, this didn’t matter as Reaseheath paid for and supported me with the AET (Award in Education and Training) and CET (Certificate in Education and Training) teaching courses. I’ve even now started my DET qualification (Diploma in Education and Training), to enhance my teaching knowledge even further.
“Working at Reaseheath gives you a great work-life balance, as you work shorter days and have longer holidays than you would in an engineering role elsewhere. We work in a modern environment, with industry standard equipment, excellent facilities and clean workshops. We also get the opportunity to work with big names as the college has some great partnerships.
“I would recommend teaching at Reaseheath to any engineers who are wanting a change of career – as long as you have industry experience, the right attitude and high levels of enthusiasm and professionalism, you can adapt to work in a teaching role. Reaseheath College is a very supportive workplace, so you will be able to build up your skills to become an experienced member of the team.
“The transition from technician to teacher isn’t as daunting as it sounds!”