Trainee Rail Trainer

Location: HMP Highpoint South, Stradishall, Newmarket CB8 9YG OR Birmingham

Due to the location of this role and the commuting we feel that the candidates should be based in the following areas; Peterborough, Norwich, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Bedford or Cambridge or Birmingham.

This is a fantastic opportunity to apply for this highly rewarding role. 

If you want to become an integral part of our programme of developing skills by eliminating barriers for the prisoners who are seeking opportunities in a workplace, then this opportunity may be just what you are looking for. 

In this role you will make a difference! You will learn how to embed learning and skills development across the prison estate.

If you want to become a part of this transformative project, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for individuals with good knowledge from Rail industry and who feel comfortable with delivering the training inside the prison environment to the group of learners who are approaching the end of their sentence. 

The successful candidate will receive all appropriate training and induction to ensure that they are supported and confident in their new role. 

All applicants must have previous Rail experience and hold a minimum of COSS Competence.

City & Guilds are a Disability confident employer. Please let us know if you require any support/adjustments at your interview and if successful any adjustments needed to support you in your role. If this is required, please email; 

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

Starting salary 35,000 & Company Car or car allowance
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Business Unit
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About The Role

As a Trainer you will provide induction, initial assessment, and advice and guidance to all learners enrolled on any Intertrain (UK) Ltd training courses and programmes. You will assess learners’ progress and maintain accurate records of assessments of learning carried out, learner journey, achievement and feedback provided. 

For this vacancy we will consider a qualified NSAR Assured Trainers OR Trainee Trainers who are looking for further development and progression. 

We are looking for professional, committed, and passionate individuals with solid occupational experience to join our team.

Intertrain is the UK’s largest commercial railway infrastructure training provider. As part of City & Guilds, a Royal Chartered Institute, and a registered charity we plough operational surplus into good causes.

This is an exciting opportunity to integrate into City & Guilds, a world class organisation and support with our purpose to “enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth.”  

If you are interested in joining our expanding professional team, please apply today.

This role main aim will be to provide training to learners based in HMP Highpoint South OR Birmingham. 

About You

Attributes we are looking for (from Assured NSAR Trainer) …

  • Level 3 training and development qualification or equivalent.
  • NSAR Assured Trainer/Assessor
  • Team player, motivated and able to inspire the learner journey.


For The Trainee Trainer role, we will require all applicants to have a minimum of COSS Competence and have a good railway experience and knowledge.

This role will suit someone working in Rail who is looking to step off the tools and kick start their career as a hands-on Teacher/Trainer.

We would like all candidates to have; full driving licence, excellent communication skills, ability to travel, be computer literate and have a desire to work for a national organisation.

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.

What we offer: 

  • Competitive salary - depending on skills and experience.
  • Sign-on / retention bonus of £4000 for new employees - in your first months pay!- (for Assured NSAR Trainer)
  • Annual Leave 26 days including Christmas shutdown plus bank holidays.
  • Company vehicle including fuel cards and expenses.
  • Access to initiative schemes – Company bonus scheme, LFG reps, EDI working groups. The City & Guilds Ampersand Awards, nudge financial support tools and apps.
  • We pride ourselves in developing our people with a great workplace culture in a friendly and supportive working environment.
  • We support all our delivery staff through our proven Skills Academy creating personal development plans and mapping career progression that allows everyone to develop in line with industry needs, with further opportunities in City & Guilds.
  • Excellent work/life balance–each trainer will cover a region in the UK within a commutable radius of their home, with a vastly reduced need to travel and stay away from home.
  • Mental health and well-being support via free confidential advice and counselling services and access to free well-being apps
  • Imagine Rewards offering discounts from supermarkets to discounted gym membership rates
  • NSAR ‘Gold’ Accreditation and Ofsted Good
  • Extensive product portfolio and subcontracting network

The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure as well as providing proof of the right to work in the UK. You will also need to go via security clearance. 

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.

We shortlist for our vacancies on an ongoing basis, and we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. Please can you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.