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Apprentice Assessor - Signals

Job Title: Apprentice Assessor - Signals
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 029233
Job Published: January 29, 2019 12:09

Job Description

Apprenticeship Assessor - Signals 029233
Organisation - Network Learning
Job - Apprenticeships
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: circa £62,000 depending on experience

Location: Acton - and across all Signals sites



Accountable for the successful design and delivery of apprenticeship programmes, through robust assessment practices, within specified timeframes and according to scheme duration. Delivery will be aligned to national apprenticeship standards.

The assessor will be required to follow quality assurance and quality improvement procedures, supporting the ongoing development of teaching, learning and assessment practices within LU Engineering Apprenticeship delivery.  All delivery will be in alignment with internal requirements and processes, the standards set by awarding organisations, industry, LU policy, Ofsted, ESFA and other relevant regulatory bodies appropriate to the ‘Employer Provider’ status of the Apprentice Unit.



To deliver training and assessment using a range of methods within Signals sector specialism / occupational area(s)

Provide mentoring, coaching and support to learners, in order to achieve learning objectives and meet qualification requirements

Effectively manage a caseload of circa 30 apprentices at any one time

Thorough planning of training and assessment through the production of regular assessment plans, adapting them to the individual needs of apprentices

Design and Delivery of training and assessment activities at various sites, with a requirement to work nights, where appropriate, in order to deliver face to face training and assessment for apprentices on different shifts

Providing ongoing and constructive feedback to apprentices using appropriate methods to recognise achievements and also inform future learning objectives

Use of One File e-portfolio system to fully track the planning and delivery of all relevant training and assessment processes

Tracking and analysing progress of learners in order to identify support requirements and apply appropriate interventions

Encourage and advise learners to support their ongoing personal and professional development and behaviours

To maintain and record own continuous professional development through ongoing training and industry updates, as well as government requirements in relation to apprenticeship standards and IRSE competency requirements

Attend standardisation meetings in order to compare assessments decisions,  share good practice and maintain consistent and high standards of assessment practices

Work collaboratively with Apprentice Development Managers to monitor and support progress of learners

Contribute to the ongoing and overall quality assurance processes and improvements within London Underground’s apprenticeship delivery and comply with IQA requirements in line with Ofsted.

Provide additional support to delivery staff and apprentices on various schemes as required

Embedding of Maths and English to support the individual needs of apprentices throughout their programme


Experience & Qualifications


Must hold A1 Assessor award (or equivalent) and have appropriate and current assessment experience

Relevant and current qualification / occupational competence in the required engineering discipline

Qualified as London Underground Technical Officer (Advanced signals or T2S or controlled signals)

Hold a valid IRSE ( license category 1.4.230 or 1.3.170 or 1.3.180 or 1.3.190 )

Multi discipline signalling experience (i.e maintenance, projects and response)

Level 2 Functional Skills ICT, English and Maths (or equivalent)

Good ICT skills and experience of e-portfolio systems


Teaching qualification - minimum PTLLS / AET – (must be willing to work towards)

Knowledge / experience of apprenticeship delivery – (ongoing training can be provided)

Experience of Ofsted inspections

Previous experience in an Apprentice Training Environment




In-depth knowledge of the apprenticeship standards and lead body requirements – Desirable

Knowledge of current educational curriculum and training provision - Desirable

Knowledge of Ofsted Common Inspection Framework - Desirable

An extensive working knowledge of Signalling systems, fault finding and maintenance - Essential


Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with people at all levels, including apprentices, colleagues, various levels of management and other stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation

Learner centred approach to problem solving and breaking down barriers to learning

Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels and adapt to the needs of particular groups or individuals as required

Excellent planning and organisational skills

Numerate and computer literate with MS office experience, especially Word, Excel and Outlook

Demonstrable successful expertise in identifying training needs expressed in terms of learning objectives

Team player able to act as a salesperson or ambassador of LU Apprentice Training at all times

Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

Self-motivated, target and results driven

Exceptional customer service and communication skills


Diversity & Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process 

Please apply using your CV and a covering letter.

Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


Closing date: 8th February 2019 at 23:59hrs

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  


In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area  but mostly include:


Final salary pension scheme

Free travel for you on the TfL network

A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan

30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays

Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)

Tax-efficient childcare payments

Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme

Retail, health, leisure and travel offers

Discounted Eurostar travel