Be part of the team.
At The Dyson Institute, we put equal emphasis on academia, the workplace, wellbeing and professional development. We believe this approach will create the best engineering graduates and support us in our Mission to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry.
As a member of The Dyson Institute team, you’ll be able to build strong relationships with Undergraduates and colleagues. You will have a real and tangible impact on our students’ future and that of The Dyson Institute. This is a fast-paced, rewarding and innovative place to work. Among other benefits, as a member of our team, you’ll receive:
- 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
- Pension scheme
- Performance related bonus
- Private medical insurance
- Life assurance
- Sport centre access
- Free on-site parking
- Subsidised café and restaurants
- Discounts on Dyson machines
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a close-knit team in an exciting and emerging higher education provider, based at the UK Dyson Technology Campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Please note: We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. The Dyson Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.
Reporting to the Engineering Workplace Manager the Apprenticeship Tutor will play a key role in guiding our Undergraduate Engineers through the apprenticeship qualification. The Apprenticeship Tutor will work closely with the Academic Team and line managers from the Dyson business to identify development areas, coach and professionally develop the Undergraduates.
As part of this role you will:
- Provide support and advice to the Undergraduate Engineers such that they are engaged with their programme of learning, make progress in their development of knowledge, skills and behaviours and achieve the apprenticeship standard and associated qualifications.
- Support line managers so they understand their requirements in relation to meeting the KSBs of the apprenticeship standard.
- Develop and optimise logbooks and learning evidence to meet the requirements of the Apprenticeship Standard, whilst minimising extra learner workload and providing rounded professional development.
- Develop frameworks and processes to track progress of learners.
- Work closely with End Point Assessment organisation(s) to ensure learners are prepared and ready for assessments.
- Work closely with Engineering Workplace Manager to develop and improve the workplace experience for Undergraduates and line managers.
- Hold quarterly conversations with each Undergraduate and line manager to coach and develop them towards meeting the requirements of the apprenticeship.
This role would suit someone with a passion for coaching and development, and experience of degree apprenticeships. You’ll need to be confident communicator, able to translate the requirements of a degree apprenticeship to both Undergraduates and wider business stakeholders.
- Proven experience in apprenticeship delivery and support.
- Clear communication – able to tailor conversation to different audiences to succinctly explain the requirements and benefits of the apprenticeship programme.
- Collaborative – able to build and maintain effective working relationships and work cooperatively with others as part of a team.
- Proactive – able to work autonomously and take the initiative to identify work that needs to be done and ways to support the team.
- Experience of regulations and requirements surrounding the delivery of degree apprenticeships.
- Experience or demonstrable interest in higher education.
- An Engineering or Science background.
Senior Data Analyst
As a Senior Data Analyst, you’ll support The Dyson Institute in defining and delivering a data and reporting strategy. You will develop strong relationships with the supporting IT, Information Management and Privacy functions within the wider Dyson business to ensure The Dyson Institute follows best practice with its data at all times.
About the role
- The role is based within our newly established Operations team. The responsibilities for this role include:
- Identify data sets used at The Dyson Institute and collate a centralised register of information.
- Work with colleagues within the team to access data stored in a range of systems.
- Manipulate, analyse and interpret complex data sets to generate reports and business insight for a broad range of purposes.
- Summarise and present data and conclusions, suitable for the understanding of The Dyson Institute Team.
- Define and track key performance indicators, including defining sector benchmarking.
- Establish a record management storage processes, based on industry best practice.
- Work with the cross functional Institute Team to develop data dashboard reporting, graphs and visualisation.
- Establish a centralised reporting schedule, including generating datasets for statutory and regulatory returns and governance bodies.
- Conduct Quality Assurance on our data collation processes, ensuring that information is held within GDPR and other legal requirements.
- Monitor and audit data quality.
- You’ll have experience gathering requirements from senior leaders, managing and analysing data sets, and providing visualisation to communicate findings.
- You’ll have strong communication skills, and understand how to share insights with stakeholders.
- You’ll have logical and creative thinking skills to tell compelling narratives to influence the Senior Leaders to make effective business decisions.
- You’ll have a proven IT and mathematical skills, hold a statistical qualification, or relevant experience working within a data management team.
- You’ll have experience manipulating databases, and developing Tableau dashboard reports.
Student Support Manager
The Student Support Manager leads a team of four Student Support Advisors (SSA). Each SSA works with one-year group (between 35 to 45 students) to support the undergraduates to achieve their full potential and become the engineering leaders of the future. The role is varied and demanding, requiring SSAs to signpost, coach, support, encourage or advice depending on the circumstances. SSAs meet with the undergraduates in their cohorts at least once per month and organise workshops and other well-being interventions through the year.
About the role
- Management of the SSA team, ensuring the team has the training and developmental opportunities needed.
- Monitoring of student support activity to ensure objectives are being met. Reporting to senior management on student support KPIs.
- Build relationships with external agencies and suppliers as required.
- Build links with Dyson resources such as Dyson Learning.
- Provide input to undergraduate induction experience and support undergraduates in navigating their first experience of working and studying independently.
- Curate developmental experiences to ensure we support our undergraduates to fulfil their potential.
As well as managing the SSA team, the Student Support Manager informs the vision for student support at the Dyson Institute, constantly looking to improve our offer.
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is new, highly visible and complex:
- You must be able to build strong working relationships and work effectively in a rapidly changing matrix environment, and with key external bodies, to deliver your goals.
- An ability to operate with ambiguity and set a clear direction, demonstrating creativity and pragmatism, is essential.
- You will be passionate about young people’s education, with high levels of emotional intelligence. You will have had exposure to the education sector (school leavers, apprenticeships, universities) and may come from a talent development, talent acquisition, education, or psychology background.
- An ability to operate at a conceptual/strategic level is highly desirable, whilst retaining an interest in supporting the development of young people directly as they adapt to work and higher education for the first time.
Student Support Coordinator
As a Student Support Coordinator you'll support The Dyson Institute across Student Support and Professional Development. You'll provide logistical and admin support to enable all activities within these areas to take place effectively.
About the role
The Student Support Coordinator supports the work of those two key activities at the Dyson Institute: Student Support and Professional Development . We’re looking for a determined, self-starting individual with excellent attention to detail who can provide administrative support to the team. You will arrange the logistics for events such as our offsite well-being and development days, and a range or professional development activities. Good IT skills are an important requirement for the role, as you will have to work with our finance portals and other IT systems.
- Organising the logistics of termly well-being and development days and other onsite and offsite events.
- Assisting with Student Support Advisor diary management.
- Supporting the financial processes behind the activity.
- Ensure that the online learning platform is up to date.
- Organising the logistics and operations of PD activities including ordering resources, coordinating dates of activities. Liaising with external suppliers and speakers.
- Supporting the financial processes behind the activity.
- Putting in place processes and systems to support the activity, including information management.
- Making sure the training log for the team is kept up to date.
- Coordinating training for the DIET team as and when required (i.e. mental health, diversity and inclusion, etc.)
- Tracking spend against budgets.
- Collaborating with other members of the broader DIET team.
- Providing admin support to the Head of Professional Development and Undergraduate Experience.
- Experience of arranging events preferred.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage stakeholders and build relationships.
- Good IT skills are an important requirement for the role, as you will have to work with our finance portals and other IT systems.
- Excellent organisation, planning and time management skills.
- Confident self-starter, able to work proactively, think ahead and multi-task in a fast-moving environment.