Training and Development Lead, AV Operations



London, UK
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2023

Who we are

Our team is at the forefront of developing autonomous vehicles using cutting-edge technology such as deep learning, computer vision, and reinforcement learning. We are a fast-growing company with a multi-national, world-class research team working on building a better future for self-driving cars.

Our approach to building autonomous vehicles is unique, we don't believe in telling an algorithm how to drive through hand-coded rules and expensive HD maps. Instead, we believe that using experience and data will allow our algorithms to be more intelligent and easily adapt to new environments.

Our goal is to be the first to deploy autonomous vehicles in 100 cities across the world, bringing autonomy to everyone, everywhere.

Where you will have an impact

We’re looking for experienced and motivated individuals to join our journey in developing next-generation autonomous vehicles.

As a training and development lead you are responsible for leading a team that is responsible for ensuring that all our Safety Operators, AV Techs and Engineers have the training and development they need to operate safely.

To achieve this you will

  • Team leadership and culture

    • Lead a high performing, highly engaged and delivery focused team

    • Performance manage the team including role clarity, feedback and development

    • Foster a high performing, supportive, inclusive team in line with Wayve’s values

    • Engender a delivery mindset within the team

    • Train team members responsible for delivering safety training and assessment programmes

  • Training

    • Develop and implement effective, safe training programmes that enable us to train and develop the people we need to deliver our goals

    • Build a training and development approach and team, that is agile enough to respond to changing business demands

    • Identify safety training needs and deliver training to address either specific individual needs, based on their skills, or for everyone in a role

    • Create and manage training budgets, schedules, materials and individual plans

    • Collaborate with team leads to ensure training programmes meet specific team and role needs

    • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of all training programmes and deliver improvements

    • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in safety training and development

    • Provide ongoing support and guidance to employees to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their job duties effectively

  • Health and Safety:

    • Deliver training, internally or through an external provider, to ensure all our people who are employed in the workshop have necessary health and safety training

What you will bring


  • Experience leading a team of least 4 people

  • Proven ability to develop and deliver engaging training content

  • Deep knowledge of adult learning principles and instructional design methodologies

  • Proficiency in Google Workspace or Microsoft Office suite

  • Agile approach to training. We are a scaling business and our needs change quickly


  • Recognised training and development qualification

  • Recognised assessor qualification

Additional Requirements:

  • Available to work full-time on-site based out of our King’s Cross office, 5 days a week.

  • All applications are required to disclose any second job as part of the application process

  • Employment is contingent upon passing pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing, in accordance with our Drugs & Alcohol policy. You will be tested during your onsite interview

We understand that everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences and that you may not meet everything listed above. If you’re passionate about making a positive impact on the world and are motivated by bringing mobility to everyone, everywhere, we encourage you to apply.

What we offer you

  • 25 days annual leave and bank holidays

  • Enhanced parental leave (eligibility criteria apply)

  • Workplace nursery scheme

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Opt-in private health insurance

  • On-site chef

  • Dog-friendly office

  • Access to mental health platform/therapy

  • The opportunity to shape the future of autonomous driving and tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time

At Wayve, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome applicants of all genders, races, sexual orientations and backgrounds.

DISCLAIMER: We will not ask about marriage or pregnancy, care responsibilities or disabilities in any of our job adverts or interviews. However, we do look to capture information about care responsibilities, and disabilities among other diversity information as part of an optional DEI Monitoring form to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring process and ensure that the process is inclusive and non-discriminatory.