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Learning & Development Advisor

The Submarines Academy for Skills and Knowledge is founded on pride in our heritage and symbolises our investment in developing current generations of Submarines people, whilst also laying foundations for the future by changing the way we develop our workforce.

It is an exciting time to join the team in our new facility, as we strive to be at the forefront of learning and technology, delivering key skills to our business programmes.

Working in our Submarines Academy team as a Learning & Development Advisor, you will be working and partnering with teams across the organisation to put learning strategies into action and deliver business benefit. You will be responsible for overseeing and governing L&D activity for Submarines (outside Early Careers). This will range from technical/bespoke training, through to personal development and leadership development, SHE, quality, business conduct and mandatory training, plus further and higher education programmes. You will also get involved in developing mutually beneficial relationships with external organisations and partnerships across industry and academia.

Your main responsibilities as a Learning & Development Advisor will involve:

Delivery of specific and targeted L&D projects – based on incoming demand from the business

Delivery of key elements of the Submarines Academy objectives – with specific work packages as projects

Adherence to the policies and processes aligned to L&D governance both at a local level and across the broader corporate learning structure

Ability to analyse and interpret complex data and make recommendations

Working regularly with senior leaders not only around their personal development but also to shape the strategic learning requirements aligned to business goals

Partnering with Business & HR representatives, supporting the delivery of skills strategies to the Dreadnought programme and wider business.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of working across all parts of learning cycle – TNA, Develop / Design, Deliver, Evaluate / Assure

L&D/ HR Consultancy skills, including the ability to analyse business issues and design and implement appropriate solutions for stakeholder's at all different levels

Experience in Learning and Development or HR

You will be CIPD qualified or working towards this


Previous experience working in complex/diverse environments

Previous experience of supporting a workforce of 1000's as opposed to 100's

Be able to demonstrate basic project management processes and application

Proven record in a Business Partner or customer-facing L&D role

What we're looking for in you:

Ability to influence, challenge and support stakeholders through the full L&D process

Curious, confident, resilient and a good communicator with strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast paced environment.

Ability to coach & facilitate managers to improve individual & team performance

Good team player who is able to work in a collaborative and integrated way

Ability to quickly provide the right L&D solution to emergent needs or requirements

Ability to manage L&D activity on project basis, across the full Learning cycle

Ability to work autonomously – be able to problem solve and make decisions while ensuring all stakeholders are informed and involved throughout

Ability to deliver a quality service – with attention to detail a necessity

Able to work within our high standards of safety, ethics and inclusive behaviours

A passion for CPD & lifelong learning

Location: Barrow – Submarines Academy of Skills and Knowledge

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.