Join the team

Would you like to become part of the Primary Engineer Programmes team? We are looking to grow our team with people who share our energy, passion and enthusiasm for delivering exceptional programmes, training and events.Here are our current vacancies:

PA to Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Award winning educational company seeks an energetic, determined and resourceful person to take the role of PA to the CEO/Founder of Primary Engineer Programmes.

As a PA you will also be supporting with the improvement of processes and strategies to coincide with business needs.

It is essential that applicants have previous experience in a PA role, excellent communication, writing and proof-reading skills, high proficiency in MS Office suite, are organised and are able to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • maintaining office systems, including data management and filing;
  • arranging travel, visas and accommodation and, occasionally, travelling with the CEO to take notes or dictation at meetings or to provide general assistance during presentations;
  • screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
  • meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority;
  • organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments;
  • dealing with incoming email and post, often corresponding on behalf of the CEO;
  • carrying out background research and presenting findings;
  • producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;
  • organising and ensuring the CEO is well prepared for meetings;
  • liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff; and, working effectively with company staff on all programmes, and across regional offices, as and when required by the CEO.


  • experience of working to and meeting targets within precise timeframes;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • ability to proof-read and assemble proposals, reports and articles;
  • excellent customer service skills;
  • enthusiasm;
  • self-motivated and able to work as part of a team;
  • impeccable attention to detail;
  • high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word & PowerPoint); and,
  • flexibility to undertake business travel including some evenings/weekends and overnight stays.


  • Interest/experience in the education and/or engineering sector

Please submit your application including covering letter to

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year based on experience

To apply please send CV including a covering letter to

Please note applications without a covering letter will not be reviewed.

Primary Engineer Head of Education: Research, Qualifications and Training

Award winning educational company seeks an energetic, determined and resourceful person to take the role of Head of Education: Research, Qualifications and Training.

Primary Engineer is a national organisation based in Burnley with offices in London and Glasgow. It has developed award winning teacher training programmes including a Post Graduate Certificate accredited by the University of Strathclyde.

Primary Engineer is a dynamic and well respected organisation with big ambitions to develop an EdTech programme of engineering and skills education at all levels, with children, teachers and engineers. To that end we are looking to recruit a specialist with experience in the delivery and management of courses at a Masters level, design of data capture and quality-assurance mechanisms, development of resources, accreditation and management of qualifications and development of teacher training courses a background in Digital Skills and/or IT would be essential to the role.

The right candidate would be required to develop impact studies and work with the team to identify funding and write funding applications.


  • to further develop a range of qualifications for secondary pupils and adults;
  • to monitor, manage and develop the portfolio of qualifications, taking them to market, managing their success and working with accrediting bodies;
  • to manage and deliver the Postgraduate certificate ‘Engineering STEM Learning’ (online learning course currently with 20+ teachers);
  • to generate qualitative and quantitative reports, both for peer-reviewed articles and for the general public;
  • to develop the range of resources to support current training activities in Primary, Secondary and Masters-level education;
  • have a creative approach to projects and able to identify fun ways to engage pupils;
  • to work with PhD students assigned to look at impact and longitudinal studies and to act on findings to improve the business (not as supervisor but as contact point in Primary Engineer);
  • to have knowledge of pedagogy, mindsets and capacities, and engineering and technology skills;
  • to deliver some courses and to monitor and quality assess trainers;
  • good team worker, well-organised and a self-starter;
  • strong presentation skills;
  • strong curriculum development, teaching and research background; and,
  • masters level or higher level of education.
  • Reporting results to management, colleagues, funders and industry partners on programmes as required

General Requirements:

Masters Level or above qualification

Must be commutable to Cambridge Heath/Bethnal Green, London OR Burnley.

Option for occasional remote working.

Must be prepared to travel and spend occasional overnights away from home.

To apply please send CV including a covering letter to

Please note applications without a covering letter will not be reviewed.