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Technical Learning & Development Specialist

  • In It Together
  • Front Up
  • Keep Growing!


Christchurch or Melbourne based


Landpower have achieved success as one of Australasia’s leading suppliers of agricultural machinery with the simple but constantly challenging goal of working hard and doing honest business with good people.  Their values of Fronting Up, always striving to do better (Keep Growing), underpinned by collaborative relationships (In It Together) and enjoying what they do form the backbone of what is a dynamic business, providing a challenging and stimulating environment.   

Reporting to an inspiring and innovative General Manager, People & Culture and working within a skilled and supportive team, this is a role with the key purpose of overseeing the design and delivery of technical learning & development approaches. In particular this portfolio will focus on the critical areas of building an apprenticeship programme, technical service, parts, products, systems, and safety & wellbeing. The developing, maintaining and delivering of key talent and learning programmes and driving the systems and processes that will ensure cutting edge yet fit-for-purpose technical learning solutions will enable the business to confidently say to new and existing talent that “The Landpower Academy provides learning pathways that continually stretch you to be the best that you can be!”

Essential to success will be strong experience in technical learning, paired with an understanding of apprenticeship schemes and tertiary education requirements. The successful person matched to this role will possess exceptional skills in collaborative relationship building, a curious and questioning nature and an eye for the continual improvement of L&D systems.

This role will suit a ‘down to earth’ and friendly person, with at least 3-5 years L&D experience at Advisor level, who is looking to make a genuine contribution toward building a learning and development approach that meets the technical skills and capability needs of new and existing employees. You’ll ideally have worked in L&D in the agriculture sector or at least have a strong affinity to all things rural. This will include working with tertiary institutions and global stakeholders to research and understand learning systems and needs, develop and deliver blended learning solutions that achieve technical and pre-trade purposes.

The technical learning specialist will oversee the development of online, e-learning and face-to-face training, manage the apprenticeship programme and will coordinate & oversee the delivery of product, parts, systems, safety and wellbeing and technical training. They will lead a small team of Apprentice Trainers who will be accountable for operationalising the Apprenticeship Programme evolution.  Some well-planned travel will be required across Australia and New Zealand.

Working closely in partnership with an existing and experienced Learning & OD Specialist and with a small, fun, agile, dedicated and hard-working team, there is an expectation that the successful applicant will bring a healthy sense of humour and a team-orientated spirit and way of operating.  This will be paired with a desire to roll the sleeves up and do whatever is needed to help ensure the ongoing success the team experiences in helping Landpower achieve its’ customer and commercial goals.

Landpower is a great business with a superb culture and is populated with smart people, who are passionate about achieving great results together. You will have the chance to work flexibly, grow and develop within the business and be rewarded well for your contribution.

To apply, for a copy of the candidate briefing and/or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our recruitment partner Rob Bishop of Bishop Associates on 03 265 0666 or

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