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Learning and Development Manager for Engineering

Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

This is an exciting new role within an established and growing Learning and Development team.


This role will partner with our Technical function to develop and deliver internal learning & development programmes and strategies that enhance performance and build capability.


The key to this role is in developing strong relationships with key stakeholders, gaining a deep understanding of their aims and objectives and working with them to co-create impactful development solutions.


You will be an experienced L&D professional who is passionate and highly motivated about helping people learn and grow. You will have extensive experience designing and delivering development programmes, managing projects and partnering with senior stakeholders preferably within an Engineering or Technology environment.


We are looking for someone who can think differently, challenge the norm and bring innovation and help leverage informal, social, digital and formal learning.


What will I be doing?

  • Lead and project manage the delivery of large scale development interventions designed to upskill and reskill the technical community.
  • Leveraging the 70:20:10 methodology – utilising blended informal and formal methods of learning to maximise impact, including but not limited to; social learning, creating communities of practice, on the job training, knowledge sharing, action learning, delivering coaching interventions (including team coaching), mentoring, simulations, digital learning, facilitator delivered workshops (face to face and virtual) etc.
  • Identifying and addressing specific people challenges through strategic development programmes.
  • Developing strong relationships internally in order to identify ongoing strategic requirements and deliver fit for purpose development requirements to meet desired outcomes.
  • Utilising external partnerships and bring innovation and thought leadership to the technical teams and drive development interventions.
  • Working with the Coaching and Leadership Lead to support the design and delivery of any leadership/talent development interventions across QinetiQ
  • Maturing the global technical competency frameworks to help map skills gaps/development needs and talent requirements.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Good experience in the full development cycle including needs analysis, assessment, design and delivery of large scale development interventions and evaluation.
  • Experience designing and delivering a range of blended informal and formal development solutions
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders, acting as a strategic partner on development and performance
  • Proven project and programme management skills
  • Ability to constructively challenge and influence colleagues (where appropriate) to alter solution design or commercial offering.


 Location: Home site Farnborough, UK although Flexible 







Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  
Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ
As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.