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Training Consultant

  • Job reference: R-025066
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Bristol

About us

As a global multi-disciplinary consultancy The Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Division within Atkins is at the leading edge of Competency and Training Solutions and is currently recruiting for a Training Consultant. Atkins offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.

‘Atkins is a member of the Aurora Engineering Partnership which, subject to contract, will support the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) transformation strategy as the Engineering Delivery Partner’.

We are strengthening the Asset Management consulting team within ADS&T to meet increasing market demand for advisory Competency and Training Solutions management services. These services include business operations, strategy, supporting our wide range of clients, on a diverse range of projects, covering all aspects of the air, land, maritime and C4ISTAR domains, and the civil sector.

We are recruiting high quality, professional, committed and flexible individuals to join a successful, market leading business. We require training consultants to support the latest generation maritime, land and air systems, organisational change support programs, applying civil best practice to military environments and delivering training support to the energy sector and our industry clients.

As a leading supplier of integrated solutions to the defence and civil systems markets, we are looking for people who can meet the challenge of working on both individual projects and programs, or as part of a wider multi-disciplined team.

Overview / Responsibilities
We are looking to hire talented people with a track record of delivering projects. You may have started your career at another consultancy and are looking to move somewhere with a different approach which is more tailored to client need. Alternatively, you may have successfully delivered projects from within a company and now feel ready to expand your own skills and work in a more project based way to advise others. Potential candidates should have demonstrable experience of applying a Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) (e.g. DSAT/ADDIE) and possess the skills to transfer this experience between the defence and civil sectors.

Consultant level - ideal for those at the early stage of their career or who wish to transfer their skills into a training consultancy role. Consultants will be highly analytical individuals who are able to apply a systematic approach, and identify and present findings and recommendations. Typically a consultant will independently deliver smaller, discrete packages of work, or support a senior consultant in the delivery of more complex training projects/programmes. Consultants can expect to work independently or as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be expected to display the following characteristics:

• A passion for developing technically, professionally and behaviourally.
• A collaborative team-player who delivers great results and operates to high behavioural standards and business ethics.
• An ability to deal with competing tasks and operate successfully even when under pressure.
• A strong emotional intelligence and the ability to flex your style to suit different stakeholders, and are confident and self-assured in putting forward your views and able to hold your own with senior stakeholders.

Skills / Qualifications


The successful candidate will be given significant responsibility for client-facing work from day one. All our consultants are expected to have regular interactions with clients, to lead work-streams or projects, or to support senior colleagues in delivering specific project outputs. We therefore ask that you demonstrate your capability and experience, or potential capability, across four dimensions of Technical Excellence, Commercial Acumen, Interpersonal Skills and Stakeholder Interaction.

• You have a variety of consulting capabilities and techniques to suit different situations and different stages of the training lifecycle. For a consultant, your experience may lie in just one or two phases of the training cycle, but you will possess the key skills needed to apply a systematic approach, and you understand and can describe how your skills may be transferred to other training cycle phases.
• You have strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present information which is compelling, engaging and unambiguous.
• You demonstrate a high level of problem-solving ability in relation to technically complex or conceptually abstract ideas.
• You present complex solutions and concepts effectively and make persuasive cases based on analysis.
• You are an excellent team player with the ability to communicate and engage at all levels with a variety of stakeholders.
• You can demonstrate an ability to transfer skills and knowledge to colleagues.
• You are proactive in your approach to work and enjoy working with a variety of people as well as being comfortable with progressing work independently.
• You build trusted and lasting relationships with clients and colleagues, at all levels, in a business environment.
• You have relevant sector experience – may include the defence enterprise, energy or transportation sectors.

• You either have experience, or the potential, to support or contribute to the sale of training consultancy work – including bid development and delivery of presentations.
• You will have a working knowledge of common software applications such as Microsoft Office.
• You hold relevant Training Qualifications e.g:
o The Award in Education & Training (AET), Certificate in Education & Training (CET) or Diploma in Education & Training (DET) (Formally PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS).
o Relevant Defence Centre of Training Support (DCTS) courses, or other industry equivalents.
o CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in Learning and Development.
o The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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