Graduate Trainee Lecturer

Job Type
Job Category
Sport & Public Services, Construction, Engineering
Employment Basis
Established (salaried)
John Ruskin College - Croydon, East Surrey College - Redhill
Salary Range
23,000 - 26,000 (a market supplement may apply subject to qualifications, skills and experience)
Closing Date

Graduate Trainee Lecturer


College location:                East Surrey College (Redhill) and/or John Ruskin College (Croydon)

Salary:                                £23,000 - £26,000 (a market supplement may apply subject to qualifications, skills and experience)

Hours:                                 Full time (37 hours/week)


Orbital South Colleges currently have a number of exciting opportunities for inspirational and enthusiastic Graduates who are looking to begin a successful career in Teaching on our exciting Graduate Trainee Lecturer scheme and be paid whilst gaining a Teaching qualification.


If this sounds like you and you have a degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a similarly related subject please do read on!


In this exciting role you will have the opportunity to develop skills in the core duties of a lecturer whilst supporting and shadowing existing lecturers in class.


You will be funded to complete a DET (Diploma in Education and Training) teaching qualification, and apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained from the teacher training programme in your role.


The successful candidate must have:

  • A degree with a specialism of either Mechanical Engineering, Built Environment or Electrical/Electronic Engineering and English.
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude with a desire to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbally and written)
  • Strong IT Skills (including the use of Microsoft Office packages)


If this advert sounds like you and you would enjoy working in a forward thinking, friendly, fast paced, changing environment with state of the art facilities, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a competitive salary, as well as staff benefits such a choice of two excellent pension schemes, life assurance, free onsite parking and access to our fully equipped gym along with discounted in house Spa and Salon treatments. 



Closing Date:    Monday 26th September 2022*

*Applications will however be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before this closing date. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. As much as we would love to respond to all applicants, due to the sheer volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of sending your CV, unfortunately you have not been selected for the position.


Please refer to the attached Job Description, Person Specification and Competency Framework and apply using the button below.


Orbital South Colleges Group are committed to Equal Opportunities, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.  We are also committed to PREVENT and Safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Both College Campus’ are smoke-free zones. 

As part of our pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, references will be taken and evidence of all qualifications and awards will also be required before commencement of employment.  Failure to do so may lead to offers being withdrawn.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits, and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.