Recruiting an Apprenticeship Manager.
This is an important task as this person will be specialist that will ensure all the component parts of the apprenticeship programme come together to give both the apprentices and the business the best possible outcome.
The role will of course differ from company to company, here are a number of duties that may be included with an Apprenticeship Managers job spec.
- Work closely with the trainers and assessors to design and deliver apprenticeship programmes that meet the requirements of the sector
- knowledge of Apprenticeships and Levy guidelines
- Ensure compliance to Government Funding programmes and adhere to Ofsted and ESFA requirements
- Liaise with the Quality Manager, to ensure apprenticeship training provision and assessment meets standards in line with Ofsted and ESFA guidelines
- Manage the planning, development, delivery and monitoring of apprenticeship programmes and where applicable, ensuring that the curriculum is delivered efficiently and effectively
- Ensure the Company is compliant with ESFA funding including the management of the digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account
- Set and manage performance objectives to ensure they are contributing to the achievement of the companies outcome targets
- Supply appropriate management information ensuring all data requirements and record keeping complies with relevant required documentation and timescale
- Experience of quality assurance in delivering apprenticeships
- Build and maintain client relationships at both operational and board-level
- Take an active role in the induction, to include delivery of training to apprentices.
- Manage the apprentice’s journey, ensuring the dissemination of information and the provision of support
- Act as first point of contact for all apprentices
- Provide regular communication to apprentices regarding their programme of study, ensure relevant and consistent messaging
- Supply an appropriate framework for the apprentice journey including induction and access to further qualifications, and keep the apprentices focused throughout
- Provide academic and pastoral support to all apprentices
- Provide support to apprentices with on programme assessments, Gateway and End Point Assessment
- Monitor student attendance, engagement and achievement
- Ensure that accurate student and employer records are maintained, as may be required by the ESFA, Ofsted, etc, including off-the-job learning, achievement, progression and learning support
Here are some other points to consider when looking to recruit an Apprenticeship Manager
- Do I need someone with sector experience such as finance, retail, hospitality, etc
- What is the right salary
- Can they be based anywhere
- Is the role fulltime, part time or for a contractor / consultant
- How much experience will they need
- What will the interview process look like
- Do they need to have come from a similar sized business
- Have they managed training provider relationships
- Do they need employer provider experience
- What size team have they managed
- Where am I going to advertise
- How quickly do I need someone
- Do I use a specialist agency such as National Skills Agency
If you wish to talk to NSA we can help advise on the spec, salary, time frames and the availability of certain skills.
Call 0203 953 1984