Design & Technology Technician

Failsworth, Greater Manchester
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2024
  1. Teaching Assistant
£85 - £100 per day
  1. Long-term

Design & Technology Technician

Failsworth, Greater Manchester
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Tradewind are recruiting! Are you a design technology technician looking for a new role? Do you have a background in construction, engineering or joinery and are looking for a new role in education?

I am currently recruiting for a confident dynamic DT technician for a large academy in Failsworth

The role is required immediately on a full time ongoing temporary basis and may become permanent

The Role

Design Technology Technician

Monday to Friday 8.10am - 3.45pm

Duties include :-

Maintaining equipment.

Constructing and modifying technology equipment

Setting up materials for practical work including using circular saws, drills , sanders and heavy machinery to prepare wood, metals, plastics and other materials for student use

Using CAD/CAM equipment for 3D printing

Taking an active part in demonstrations and practical technology lessons

Ordering resources and keeping budgets.

Helping in practical lessons

Giving technical help to students.

Always meeting current health and safety standards.

Experience as a Technology technician, Technology teacher or further education construction or engineering lecturer is preferred.

The School

Improving 11-16 academy

"Leaders have clear, high expectations of all who work in the school. As a result, improvements in the school are clear to see…. pupils' knowledge builds up systematically"

New senior leadership team with a clear plan for the school's future

Students and adults are asked to continually strive to be the best version of themselves, as part of a culture of high challenge with high support.

Part of a multi academy trust with collaborative strategies on school improvement, curriculum and staff development.

Easily accessible by car and on public transport routes from Manchester, Rochdale and Oldham

The Benefits

Full time temporary role

Excellent support from department and senior leadership team

Competitive pay rates

May become permanent

To join us and be successful in this secondary technology technician role, you will need to:

  • a minimum of 6 weeks' experience of working in a school or college with children aged 11- 18 either as a technician or teacher or lecturer
  • Good references to support this experience
  • This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
  • Provide a CV with full employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
  • Have the legal right to work full time in the UK

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent

More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 50 to be exact! With new courses added every term!

A generous referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a reward

Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement

A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

Our payroll team are onsite in London. Not offshore, not through a third party. We don't leave candidate service or pay to chance.

Holiday pay - You choose if you want to be paid inclusive of holiday pay or bank this to claim in the school holidays.

Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To be considered for this school DT technician position, or to hear more about other roles for this academic year call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

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