Software Development Technical Trainer – Skills Bootcamps

Just IT is about making careers happen. As a national multi award-winning company operating for over 20 years, we support learners through our unique offering of Apprenticeships, Recruitment and Training services. 

Having been acquired by The B2W Group in 2022, the leading national adult learning and pre-employment training provider, we are now a group with social impact at its heart, enabling us to reach more learners, and improve communities by putting people at the heart of everything we do. Our unique offering allows us to support long term career development and relationships with learners and clients alike to create sustainable improvements in answering the digital skills gap. As a group we are now supporting the training and development of over 12,000 people per year. 

Our focus on service means we have a 91% employer satisfaction rating and 90% rate us good/excellent. Our service is reflected in our public persona, with a 4.8 Trustpilot rating and a 4.4 in Google My Business rating, and multiple national awards including FE Week Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year, CompTIA Apprenticeship Partner of the Year and Best Workplace for Women.

Our vision is to be the number 1 IT/Digital training and recruitment provider within 5 years by focussing on: innovating and engaging curriculum, delivery amongst the best in the sector, unrivalled service proposition and our brand synonymous with expertise, quality, and wellbeing. 

Position Overview    

You will be responsible for the delivery of Technical Software Training through the Skills Bootcamps. This role will entail predominantly training learners that are looking to start their career path as a Software Developer. The training will involve a mixture of classroom-based training in our Centre in Aldgate London, alongside remote learning that can take place from home.  Just IT have harnessed the latest technologies to provide a remote learning product that means our learners can benefit from all our training and development programmes wherever they are. We use the latest Online Learning Platforms, such as GoToTraining and (Citrix GoToMyPC), Zoom and or Microsoft Teams to allow completion of practical’s on high-spec machines.

Within this role you are not just a ‘Trainer’ but a mentor to the students that you are supporting, as you will also be guiding them to develop a portfolio that will show the skill sets that they have learnt whilst on programme.

You will work alongside the Curriculum & IQA and Service Delivery Teams to develop the training methodologies currently used within the business. You will adapt different ways of working and be able to establish individual learning needs and introduce new ways of working. You should identify best practices and bring individualism and personality to a standardised course.

There are key areas that are covered on the Bootcamp Programme course:

  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript, REACT
  • C#
  • NET
  • Database e.g., SQL
  • Programming – Python
  • Project Work – assignment marking
  • Portfolio build

Responsibilities  

In common with all staff:

  • To support the JIT’s mission, vision, values, and strategic objectives
  • To implement JIT’s Equality and Diversity policies
  • To take responsibility for one’s own professional development and participate in relevant internal and external activities
  • To implement the JIT’s health and safety policies and practices
  • To contribute to JIT’s commitment to continuous improvement as identified in JITs quality assurance systems
  • To be committed to JITs safeguarding procedures and high priority to be given to the safeguarding of learners

Responsibilities by area of focus

  • Motivate and encourage learning and development in your learners
  • Recording and reporting on activity to management in a timely and professional manner
  • Collaborating with the Career Support team on candidate’s progress towards employment
  • To oversee the development and progress of all learners undergoing the programme
  • Actively developing new initiatives and training methodologies to impact candidates learning
  • Developing effective training plans to establish the needs of the learner and keeping the course material relevant to industry
  • Ensuring that Just IT Training is perceived within the market as a high-quality provider of learning
  • To respond to learners within 48 hours of them requesting feedback/support on their project work portfolio

Candidate Requirements  

  • Highly motivated, persuasive, persistent, and patient
  • Be professional, have a mature personality and be able to gain people’s confidence and put them at ease
  • Experience in developing learner progression through a series of learning stages
  • Team player – willing to contribute to the business unit and not solely focused on their own personal goals
  • This role is heavily focussed on training, assessment, reporting and development. The ability to provide effective feedback is essential
  • Excellent communicator
  • Good initiative
  • Have good administrative skills, be flexible, adaptable and be able to cope under pressure

Key Technical Skills:

  • Holds certificate qualification/s for Software Developer to degree level or equivalent (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience in Software Developer role for a minimum of 3 years (essential)
  • Knowledge and experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Github (essential)
  • Experience in delivering training in the above HTML, CSS, JavaScript, (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience in all of the following areas is desirable
  • Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Databases -such as SQL, NoSQL, SQL Lite
  • Programming with Python
  • REACT
  • Figma

Key Measurables:

  • Survey Net Promotor Score
  • Candidate Portfolio completions
  • Candidate Progressions to job ready status

Training & Development:

  • On-going Personal Development Plan
  • Internal training
  • Training qualifications

Equal Opportunities 

 Just IT is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to recruiting, appointing, and employing staff in accordance with all relevant legislation and best practice (Equalities Act 2010). Job vacancies are advertised online to ensure they are accessible to all members of the community. The recruitment and selection process is applied fairly and consistently to everyone applying for positions within Just IT. 

Any feedback on our approach to hiring is always welcome, please feel free to email our Chief Information Officer at lewisf@justit.co.uk  

This job description describes (but does not limit) the main duties and responsibilities expected to be undertaken by the employee. This is subject to change and variation by Just IT as is necessary to respond to the needs of the business. 

All roles at Just IT are subject to DBS Checks as part of our safer recruitment process and ongoing commitment to safeguarding all staff and learners in the business.

Salary: £35,000 – £45,000, Senior – £45,000 – £50,000

Reference: JW278