Production Trainer

What to Expect

Working within the People Operations team supporting the development of people and processes across the business, this role will encompass delivering appropriate training programmes to Production operators across the Automotive landscape. Reporting to the People Operations Manager, there will be an emphasis on adopting and championing perpetual skills development and verification activities that will underpin both the quality build of products and growth of our employees.

As a Production Trainer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that our production team operates efficiently and adheres to the highest quality standards. Your primary responsibility will be to train production operators, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their tasks effectively. You’ll work closely with new hires and existing team members, ensuring they understand and follow the standard work instructions.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure that all employees receive consistent and comprehensive training.
  • Conduct training sessions for production operators, covering various core aspects of the manufacturing process.
  • Create, define, enhance and version control training material to align to current and future build models.
  • Train employees on quality control measures, defect prevention (i.e. damage), continuous improvement and production efficiency.
  • Provide new production operators with a comprehensive induction and support their journey on the production line through full probation period.
  • Emphasise the importance of quality throughout the training process.
  • Post training, ensure safety protocols, quality control procedures, and company policies are adhered too.
  • Monitor trainees’ progress and provide constructive feedback.
  • Document, track and feedback completed training across the landscape.
  • Collaborate with production and launch stakeholders to identify training needs and address any skill gaps.
  • Support the development of detailed training plans that outline learning objectives, content, and assessment methods.
  • Create step-by-step guides for specific tasks, incorporating visual aids and practical examples.
  • Tailor training plans to different roles within the production team (i.e. assembly, inspection).
  • Respond to business and quality related feedback to deliver targeted training (hot spot and care point training)
  • Ensure delegate feedback mechanisms are in place at specific training gateways and evolve training when required.

You will support the coordination of activities within the Production learning academy to deliver training modules on key process elements and manufacturing methodologies to include;

Quality Training

  • Skills Verification
  • 4M / Practical Problem Solving / Lineside Systems
  • Damage Prevention
  • Non-Conformance
  • Jigs, Fixtures & Tooling


  • Pipe Fit
  • Torque Application & Assurance
  • Seals
  • Battery Management
  • Tablets & Tests
  • Electrical Management (Wire harnesses / looms)
  • Panel Set & Closures

Lean Manufacturing (experience not essential but desirable)

  • 5S, Process Standardisation, Visual Management
  • 8 Wastes & Efficiencies

What You'll Bring

The candidate will have extensive hands-on industrial experience and a wealth of technical expertise. Through the sharing of practical knowledge, learning is put into context to empower delegates to apply their new skills successfully in the workplace, leading to sustainable and repeatable results.

  • Recognised Training Qualification or suitable industry experience
  • Previous experience in a production or manufacturing environment is desirable
  • Solid level of mechanical engineering knowledge, motor vehicle make up and content is an advantage
  • Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail ensures that trainees understand and follow clear instructions
  • Strong process control and adherence focus
  • Understands different learning styles and can adapt training to support trainee success
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Customer focus and understanding of product liability
  • Change Management.

What We'll Do for You

  • Tackles problems as opportunities in an enthusiastic, proactive, persistent and systematic manner
  • A strong team player who can demonstrate manager partnership through communication, positivity & transparency whilst able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrates a willingness and purposefulness at all times
  • Highly motivated to achieve success and displays a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent influencing skills and empathy
  • Patience: Training can be repetitive, so patience and adaptability are key.
  • This is very much a ‘people persons role’ to help develop individuals starting them on their own McLaren journey.

If you feel that you do not have all the listed skills and requirements for this role, but you can demonstrate a good fit and it aligns to your career aspirations, we still encourage you to apply. We welcome an application with a cover letter outlining your interest.

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

Who Are We?

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

It takes a community to do what we do. A diverse group of people with many areas of expertise, united by their passion to deliver visionary products and set new benchmarks.

McLaren Automotive commits to equal opportunity for all. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is at the heart of our impact, it drives our innovation and enables us to truly create something special. Join us on our journey.

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