Current Job Opportunity

Current Job Opportunity

Apprenticeship Mentor Opportunity in Suffolk (Construction Focussed)

Summary: 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 a international Construction Company.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:                   

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 actively and positively promote The Construction Company, 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. 

Qualifications and Skills

Some previous experience in mentoring would be an advantage, but is not essential. 

Experience and or an understanding of skills or Apprenticeships

A full driving licence and access to transport is essential. Education to Level 2

Things to consider
The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
The successful candidate must pass a DBS check.

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Salary: £13,250.00 /year

Please note that members of the Moore Networking Team are currently operating remotely from home to comply with social distancing.  During the inital stages of this Apprenticeship, you may spend some or all of your time working from home, with supervision provided over the internet. 

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Building 262B, Scottow Enterprise Park, Lamas Road, Badersfield, Scottow, NR10 5FB
01603 737739
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