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Academy roles


To be able to run our range of Academy programmes successfully, we're always on the lookout for people keen to take on the instructor roles. We offer several instructor roles during each year, allowing us both to facilitate the full-stack Neil Jennings Academy (currently running three times a year), and to support the multiple Generation Data Academy programmes running across the UK. In addition, there are also potentially client-specific Academies to deliver. In FY21, we'll have had over 20 instructor roles in place, so there's always a demand for more great people to take these on.

Please speak to your account lead if you want to become an Academy instructor. To learn more about why you should become an instructor, please follow this link. To find out more about how the instructor roles differ per programme and to learn about the Associate Career Mentor role, please read on.

The roles

Academy Locum Instructor (or Instructor)

Taking on the role of Academy Instructor means you will be responsible for delivering our full-stack or data-engineering software consultant curriculums to our latest group of Academites. You will work alongside the Lead Academy Instructors to help ensure the Academy cohort gets the best learning experience possible before they graduate and join their first account. To learn more about this role, look at the Academy Locum Instructor role guide.

Generation Data Academy Instructor

The role of Generation Data Academy Instructor involves delivering our data engineering curriculum to one of the incoming cohorts for Generation. This is an incredibly fulfilling opportunity to make a real difference as part of our charity partnership with Generation, meaning you'll get the chance to help a group of young people with little to no background in tech succeed in landing a job in the industry. To learn more about this role, look at the Generation Data Academy Instructor role guide.

Lead Academy Instructor (Technical)

The Lead Academy Instructors are permanent members in the Academy team. Providing consistency, sustainability and longevity to the Academy, the role offers consistency across programmes with long-term context and course delivery experience. Working alongside the Locum Academy Instructors who join for one or two programmes each, this balances the most up-to-date experience and fresh ideas with the need to have repeatability, consistency and strategic direction taken into account as well.

To find out more about this role, have a look at the Lead Academy Instructor (Technical) role guide.

Lead Academy Instructor (Product and Consultancy)

The Product and Consultancy Lead Academy Instructor bring the same benefits to the non-technical (or, more accurately, non-code) aspects of a consultancy career at Accenture and Next Generation Engineering. Focussing on areas like product ownership, business analysis and agile, the role supports building broader knowledge around digital delivery. It opens up the possibility to support specialisms in these disciplines as we grow and scale.

To find out more about this role, have a look at the Lead Academy Instructor (Product and Consultancy) role guide.

Associate Career Mentor

To better support our Academites as they start their career in tech at Next Generation Engineering, we realised that a mentor could provide a treasured addition to their journey over the first few years. The Associate Career Mentor works alongside the person's People Lead, providing focused mentorship and career guidance to help the Academites succeed in becoming well-rounded, technically excellent, and people-focused consultants.

To find out more, have a look at the Associate Career Mentor role guide