Engineering Technician, Birmingham B7 4AG

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Aston University Engineering AcademyBirmingham B7 4AG

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 3 £16,516-17,681 FTE [pro-rata for TTO]
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Engineering Technician

Engineering and science excellence for 14-19 year olds in Birmingham

We are looking for an enthusiastic Engineering Technician from September 2018 or earlier if available to join our dynamic and over-subscribed academy (University Technical College), based in state of the art teaching facilities.

You will have responsibility for supporting effective and efficient learning and teaching in the Curriculum Area of Engineering, and so helping to ensure that engineering learning is exciting and engaging and delivered in partnership with Aston University and our significant industry partners, so that our young people are motivated to strive for excellence.  

You will have responsibility for supporting effective and efficient learning and teaching in the Curriculum Area of Engineering, and so helping to ensure that engineering learning is exciting and engaging and delivered in partnership with Aston University and our significant industry partners, so that our young people are motivated to strive for excellence.

As the first major university sponsored University Technical College in the country, Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) and Aston University Sixth Form combines the very best education for academic and technical skills focused on industry needs. Our outstanding work was recently highlighted as example of best practice in Ofsted’s “Getting ready for work” report.

Since opening in September 2012, AUEA has grown steadily under stable and strong leadership into a vibrant learning community, most recently winning Student of the Year and commended by the final judges for School of the year in the recent 2016 National BTEC Awards.

Aston University Engineering Academy (Years 10 and 11) and Aston University Sixth Form (Years 12, 13 and 14) are both housed in our £16.2 million state of the art building located in the heart of the city of Birmingham, next to the Aston University and Innovation Birmingham campuses, and situated next door to the new National College High Speed Rail (a direct progression option for our students).  For information about University Technical Colleges please go to http://www.utcolleges.org/about/overview/ 

There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join our staff. You will become a part of a close knit Engineering and support school team, built on the ethos of collaboration and development. AUEA has been awarded the prestigious Teacher Development Trust’s Silver mark for outstanding quality and culture of professional Development. 

Every Monday afternoon students finish earlier allowing dedicated Staff CPL as well as external courses and training. We are proud to have a proven record of accelerating careers, with many of our staff securing; leadership, middle leader and wider responsibilities earlier than the majority of schools. Consequently AUEA provides an outstanding platform from which to progress your career. 

As a member of AUEA we will offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities including potential options for higher study through our sponsor Aston University.
  • Specialist Subject training from leading industry partners.
  • Health Care Package
  • Staff Benefits through the Aston University Staff benefits scheme including
  • Term time family day and TOIL options
  • Access to Aston University’s Gym and Leisure facilities for heavily reduced staff rate (from just £12 per month)
  • Access to Aston University’s award winning nursery scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Free Audiology, eye tests and health clinics via Aston University
  • Hospitality discounts and hotel accommodation
  • Sports coaching, Outdoor education qualifications, and Military training as part of CCF.
  • Opportunities for international travel as part of our Austrian technical school (HTL) European partnership 

· A close knit, friendly and supportive working environment

· Excellent ICT and learning resources

If this sounds like you, please complete the TES Ssupport staff online application or alternatively contact principalpa@auea.co.uk for an application pack.

To find out more please visit: http://tinyurl.com/zud745q  and www.auea.co.uk 

Application Deadline: 18th May 2018

Interview Date:  week commencing 21st May 2018

AUEA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 1 Lister Street, Birmingham, B7 4AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 380 0570
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As the first major university sponsored University Technical College in the country, Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) our sixth form: 'Aston University Sixth Form' combines the very best education for academic and technical skills...