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Technical Training Manager

Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers


The overall goal of this function is to develop our growing and learning organisation where continuous learning is a way of life for everyone at GKN/ Site Helmond. You will support in easy making learning and development for everyone easy accessible to help our employees at site Helmond to perform at their best in their current role and to prepare for potential future roles.

The main focus area is our Operations department in Helmond. Due to the tremendous growth of our company, it is of utmost importance that new hires get up to speed quickly and parallel we make sure our people stay competent. You will fill an essential role in coordination of training in all our departments in Operations. You will report to our Groupleader New Build and you will be closely working together with all Teamleaders in Ops. You will align on a regular basis with HR. 

Key accountabilities


  • Analyse and understand the (technical) training and development needs for our Operations departments. Develop & track L&D development KPI’s
  • Create, deploy, deliver and manage a training and development curriculum for all employees.
  • Programme and learning activities aligned with our functional competencies and operational skill needs.
  • Manage and develop our learning management system (LMS), overseeing the competence and skill matrix, managing qualifications, training and managing the key user population, troubleshooting and resolving system issues and overseeing developments and future improvements.
  • Create and maintain Training and Development documentation (e.g. guides, processes, templates); and develop and manage supporting toolkits around development and evaluation.
  • Recommend the purchase of both e-learning and face-to-face training and development opportunities.
  • Develop external supplier relationships and partnerships with schools and external industrial partners
  • Define and maintain L&D budget.
  • Manage, coach and develop the internal tutor(s) and training administrator.

Your profile and competences


  • Bachelor Degree in Education/ Technical degree or equivalent through experience.
  • Experience in a comparable role in a technical production environment is preferred.
  • Passion for technology and developing people
  • Experience in a technical manager / coordinator role
  • Experience in designing (technical) learning curriculum, programmes and learning activities using multiple learning delivery approaches.
  • Proactive teamplayer , able to work autonomous
  • Credible and engaging, able to form strong relationships and effective communication with all levels of the organisation and external L&D providers.
  • Able to influence people with strong consultative, facilitation and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in managing and developing Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Result driven, adaptable and resilient as the role operates in a changing environment.
  • Proficient in English and Dutch language (written and verbal)

Our offer

We offer an innovative and international environment in which we work in a High Tech organization with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our organization exudes a passion for technology and our employees are rightfully proud of what they develop and build. Within Fokker Landing Gear you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development. In addition, we offer a package that complies with the market conditions of employment, based on the CLA Metalektro.

Our Company

Fokker Landing Gear is part of GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Fokker Landing Gear has around 350 FTE and is designs, develops produces, assemblies and maintenance complete landing gear systems. We supply our products to leading aerospace companies and our products are used in the Apache helicopter, F-35 Lightning II (JSF), Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 helicopter


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and do you like the position? Please respond through the GKN job site or contact Marc Kessels via marc.kessels@fokker.com