Lead Apprentice Trainer

Posting Date: 12 October 2017

Location: Reading, 0, GB, RG1

Company: Babcock

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Job Title:  Apprentice Training Team Leader             

Location:  BMW Group Academy / Regional Locations (Plant Oxford)           

Completive Salary


Purpose of role:   Responsible for the management and development of the Apprentice Training team to deliver outstanding learner support and deliver progression in a timely manner.


Person specification

  • Lead the Apprentice Trainer team to deliver agreed financial and performance targets
  • Provide direction, communicate goals and agree delivery strategies with the team
  • Support the Apprentice Training in the effective development of expansion programmes
  • Has a minimum of three years’ experience of managing staff to maximise productivity, implement change and deal with conflict
  • Ensure compliance to funding body and other client contracts and to external assessment and quality procedures, including awarding organisations for ISO, Matrix, IiD, IiP and Ofsted/ETi/ESTYN
  • Ensure the team complies with all internal and external procedures and quality measures
  • Ensure the Etrack MIS and learner management system is fully utilised to manage and monitor learner progress and staff performance to maximise productivity and quality and increase efficiencies
  • Provide direction to the team ensuring effective communication of targets and performance
  • Support recruitment and  selection of staff in line with company HR procedures 
  • Complete observations of all members of the team, in line with support requirements and which include grades on job observations and collection of learner and employer feedback 
  • Ensure Babcock Security, Health and Safety, Environmental, Equality, Diversity and Welfare policies and procedures are followed at all times within all areas of responsibility
  • Work in collaboration with the Academy Quality team to ensure the quality of training is in line with organisation requirements. 
  • Review the performance of the team and individuals, ensuring the achievement of all key performance indicators and address any under performance
  • Deliver circa 80 – 100 days face to face training per annum.  


Technical Skills / competencies:

  • Proven track record of consistently achieving financial and performance targets
  • Experience of managing across a variety of occupational sectors
  • Demonstrates a high level of organisational skills and financial awareness
  • Strong customer relationship development skills
  • Effective management of resources
  • Experience of managing people and operations
  • Applies flexibility, imagination, innovation and creative problem solving techniques
  • Clear proactive approach to planning
  • Competent at interpreting a wide range of financial information
  • Competent at understanding and interpreting reports



  • Cert Ed/PGCE
  • Industry related qualifications such as HND, or NVQ’s
  • Functional Skills are desirable


Key Outputs / Deliverables:

  • Develop people to excel in operational activity
  • Delivery against contractual targets
  • Efficient delivery against agreed operating ratios
  • Achievement of key performance indicators
  • Managing the team in line with the Group’s corporate governance policies, processes and procedures including those relating to Health and Safety


Role Information

  • Completive Salary
  • Permanent, Full-time
  • 37.5 hours per week (typically Monday to Friday, subject to business requirements)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Flexible benefits
  • Company vehicle or car allowance


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