Industry Manager - Engineering

As Industry Manager for Engineering you will help City & Guilds deliver on its commitment to invest and grow in the Engineering sector. You will be part of a key team working on an exciting new offer, working closely with industry, employers, and professional bodies to engage them in the development and maintenance of new programme of qualifications. You will gain commitment from the board to continue to work with us throughout the lifespan of the qualifications, ensuring regular engagement and recognition. You will play a key part in supporting how we shape our future offer. 

The role will be offered as a 2 year fixed term contract / secondment.

Business Unit
City & Guilds
From 45,000
Type of role
Fixed-term Contract / Secondment
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

Working alongside our existing Industry Manager for Engineering you will support them in establishing a strong and reliable industry/employer board that will be the corner stone to our developments within technical/vocational education. You will build and maintain a network of relationships with employers (including SMEs), professional institutes and providers.

Your primary focus will be the implementation of a new programme of qualifications. You will also work across our full Engineering footprint to support projects and growth. This will include our Engineering apprenticeships and EPA offer, amongst other core activities.

About you

You'll need a background in the Engineering sector and a clear understanding of the industry, its needs and challenges, and the direction of travel in the sector over the next 5 years. You'll also need a good understanding of education and or qualifications, knowledge current education reforms, and apprenticeship standards.

You must be able to create, communicate and maintain an employer/industry board in collaboration with internal colleagues, and you'll need to be able to work very closely with Technical Advisors. Finally, you must have a good understanding of policy and regulatory requirements for the industry and qualifications.

Our story and mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.