Apprenticeship Mentor Opportunity in Suffolk (Construction Focussed).
To provide or offer appropriate support and assistance to individuals (including vulnerable young people), school staff, training providers, public sector staff and support organisations about accessing and taking up apprenticeships.
The Apprenticeship Mentor will work with a caseload of schools to identify and support young people who wish to embark on apprenticeships and ease the transitional period between education and the labour market. In addition, this post will have a construction focus and you will spend (1-2 days a week) in an industry placement with an international Construction Company.
Key responsibilities & duties will include:
- Work with a caseload of up to 4 schools, working with established staff members such as careers leads and other activities taking place within schools (e.g. Enterprise Adviser Networks) to identify individuals that wish to pursue an apprenticeship
- Conduct one-to-one apprenticeship screening and mentoring sessions with a case load of young people
- Conduct a number of apprenticeship application support sessions per year and support students into apprenticeships and further learning
- Regularly attend an industry-based placement with an employer or an Apprenticeship Provider and support the placements staff in activities that are being undertaken and use learning to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to both employers and young people
- Complete all necessary paperwork. Keep accurate activity records for timesheet recording. Keep accurate records of any meetings/presentations/mentoring sessions/application support sessions etc.
- Monitor and report on project outcomes
- Produce case study material
- Support marketing activities
- Contact local Small/Medium employers (with less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £39million) to promote the benefits of employing an apprentice
- To take responsibility for a specific project support function or sector of work and lead this work across the project.
- Create biographies of young people to use to market their services to host employers
- To produce a quarterly Social Value Report for the Construction company, detailing the achievements of the Apprenticeships New Anglia Project and how it is supporting young people to access Construction as a career through Apprenticeships
- To support supply chain partners with employment and skills plans, to map, monitor and deliver any workforce planning shortfalls with either training, or the employment of apprentices either through the TrAC Shared Apprenticeship Scheme or supporting direct recruitment
- To match suitable young people with identified apprenticeships and jobs with training provided by the supply chain and other businesses
- To organise the relevant and most suitable apprenticeship training where required
- Where possible to identify suitable sources of apprenticeship levy transfer funding thereby minimising the cost of training to the supply chain and other employers engaging with the project
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the range of different career opportunities in the construction sector
- Gain first-hand experience of working in the industry through an active site placement at construction sites; spending time with members of staff and subcontractors so the knowledge can be used to promote construction apprenticeships, and the Construction Company to future applicants
- To develop an understanding of the different stages of construction projects and to have relevant experiences that the Apprenticeship Mentor can feedback to young people and pipeline recruits during the mentoring process
- Attend any necessary and/or relevant networking events to promote The Construction Company actively and positively, Apprenticeships New Anglia, construction careers and apprenticeships in general
- Working to support construction staff to promote construction as a career via local community engagement activities, including the organisation of CSR activities as specified in Employment and Skills plans such as school visits and attendance at school careers events
- To signpost appropriate candidates to the construction company’s apprenticeship schemes
- Support the delivery of all aspects of the TrAC and Apprenticeships New Anglia Service at all times to ensure an even distribution of work. This could include being asked to carry out tasks required by the project that are not covered elsewhere in the job description
- Ensure that the workplace is kept clean, tidy, and sanitised. Portray a positive image of Moore Networking, Apprenticeships New Anglia and TrAC at all times
- Ensure the accurate recording of data, information and notes is maintained in a timely manner across all MNL and TrAC systems
Recruitment consultant is a pivotal role within the recruitment sector. This apprenticeship provides successful learners with routes for progression into a number of more senior roles within the industry. Successful learners may choose to progress on to a higher-level qualification or vocationally related programmes.
Learners who complete the qualifications above will also be eligible for professional registration of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals or Institute of Recruiters.
The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle (due to the nature of the role).
The successful candidate must pass a DBS check.
- Excellent communication skills - verbal, written & telephone
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good IT skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Reliable and punctual
- Team player
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Attention to detail & accuracy
- Ability to work under pressure and problem-solve
- Understand the importance of confidentiality
- Good sense of humour
- Professional, flexible, and adaptable approach to work
- The successful candidate will be dealing with confidential information and must understand the need for discretion at all times
- Willingness to learn and develop towards Apprenticeship accreditation
- Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures both in own working area and others
- A good understanding of safeguarding protocol and data protection/GDPR guidelines
Good general standard of education (4 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English).
Level 3 Recruitment Consultant apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
Predominantly employed within the recruitment sector, the recruitment consultant’s role is to identify and secure job opportunities within client organisations. They attract candidates and successfully place them in those jobs in return for a fee. A recruitment consultant may focus on the supply of flexible workers, permanent placements, or a combination of both.