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Campus Academy Manager

Date: 17-Nov-2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

“This concerns a new position for the new multi-technology campus in Papendrecht. A new campus is being built there, bringing together Aero Structures, Landing gears and Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems technologies in one location. Globally, GKN Aerospace's largest site with a total of almost 2,000 employees. This also means a concentration of training and career opportunities for employees which are crucial for GKN Aerospace. As Campus Academy Manager, you can lead the training and development of the operational workforce. You are the linking pin between desired competences and skills and the available labor potential. You can help fill in this delta with a team of internal and external trainers so that everyone is and remains fit for the job.”  

Key accountabilities

Drive and stimulate a learning culture across Europe through developing and implementing a Learning and Development Strategy encapsulating the new age of practical learning.
Leading the Learning Academy in the development of state of the art delivery of training curricula.
Develop and grow a network of internal partners as well as external stakeholders to develop, manage and grow a learning ecosystem.
Ensure that national, regional and local subsidies are developed and used to its full potential and that partnerships succeed.
Ensure the influx of new students and graduates by developing, growing, and leveraging a unique ecosystem of partners that comes together to align and integrate school facilities with GKN workstations and equipment.
Create one competence center supporting the various technologies:
Sharing resources, knowledge, funding, and apply educational best practices, standard training curriculum, network support, governance etc.
With specific training centers to support the various technology specific work stations and necessary competence and skill sets
Provide ‘long life learning’ development training curriculum.
Manage execution of training activities within time, quality and the right cost level.
Manage the generic onboarding training as well generic local training sessions for everyone at the location.
Manage budget of the Campus Academy.

Job Qualifications

  • Master degree technical education and / or HR / Learning & Development qualification (or similar qualifications/significant experience in this area).
  • Knowledge and experience in a high-quality metalworking environment and/or a high-quality production environment.
  • Experience in designing learning curriculum and programmes to meet the varying different needs of the organisation.
  • Able to bring the latest thinking about learning and development to the agenda.
  • Able to see the big picture across operations and the external ecosystem (schools, external partners and bodies, subsidies), and agree on a vision / plans, and turn plans into operational and practical reality.
  • Able to manage output in a complex matrix structure. As well from project management as stakeholder management perspective.
  • Experience in operations and skill development.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Able to act as ambassador of GKN towards external partners.
  • Succession in talent management, coaching and people management.

What's in it for you?

We offer a position with a great focus on improvement processes in an innovative and international environment in which we work with state-of-the-art technology within an organization with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our organization exudes a passion for technology and our employees are justifiably proud of what they develop and build in a life long learning environment.

We offer an excellent salary package with bonusses and 27 holiday's.


For more information on this wonderful job you can contact our senior talents acquisition business partner Bart Hermsen.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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