Is the Level 2 Recruitment Resourcer apprenticeship right for you?

You’re naturally outgoing and work well under pressure. You’re not drawn to any particular industry. You just know you want to work with people. Sound about right? Then the Level 2 Recruitment Resourcer apprenticeship could be perfect for you.

Working in recruitment allows you to meet a huge variety of people – and challenge yourself to figure out how to match candidates with roles and managers.

Recruiters can either work for a specific company to recruit for all sections of the business, or for recruitment agencies where they might specialise in a certain sector.

What does a Recruitment Resourcer do?

  • Shortlist candidates for any given role, including researching, identifying and contacting them.
  • Communicate any business opportunities to a recruiter.
  • Adhere to legislation and carry out relevant processes in accordance with industry best practice and codes of ethics.

Do I have the skills for the Recruitment Resourcer role?

There are three main skill areas which are important:

Communication

  • Good listening and asking the right questions
  • Customer focused attitude – emphasis on ethical decision making

Organisation

  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Self motivated – can work to a deadline

Attitude

  • Resilient – able to work under pressure
  • Able to make decisions and escalate where necessary
  • Ambitious and driven

What will I learn on this apprenticeship?

We’ve established that you have the core skills which you can build on as you learn. Some of those things might come more naturally than others, but that’s why you’re learning on the job!

Each aspect of the apprenticeship will add to your knowledge. But what exactly will you be learning?

The highlights include:

  • The attraction and selection process for suitable candidates
  • Recruitment sales techniques
  • How to assess a candidate using Key Performance Indicators
  • How to build relationships with candidates and how to maintain them
  • Various research methods, including quantitative and qualitative
  • The principles of recruitment models and how they operate in the industry
  • Employee rights and responsibilities – emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusion

The more technical skills include:

  • Write adverts, as well as place them, according to company procedures
  • Manage and develop candidate relationships
  • Identify and progress any leads for potential candidates
  • Support candidates with any enquiries
  • Provide feedback in a professional way
  • Record candidate and client information accurately using the recruitment database
  • Screen applications and ensure they are processed properly

The wonderful thing about an apprenticeship is that you can start to put your skills to use immediately. You could learn the theory of relationship management one week, and the next you’ll be building a professional bond with a candidate.

What happens after the apprenticeship?

You have two options – a higher level apprenticeship, or a job. If you fit in really well with your company, you might want to apply for a permanent job with them. However, if you were to complete a level 3 apprenticeship in recruitment consultancy, you would be eligible for registration at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals or Institute of Recruiters. Find out more about what that means here.

Recruitment Resourcer Apprenticeship FAQs

How much do recruiters earn?

The average annual salary for a recruitment role is around £27k, while the average entry level annual salary starts at £18k. This can go up to £45k, depending on your progression. As you grow and develop your skills, you will be able to try different types of recruitment roles.

What qualifications will I get from this apprenticeship?

As well as having gained experience in a professional environment, you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing

Note: Apprentices must achieve at least level 2 English and Maths prior to taking their EPA (End Point Assessment)

Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship (Level 3) – Match Candidates With Their Dream Job

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People strive to find their dream job while employers are always on the search for the ideal employee. Play a key part in helping both candidates and employers as a recruitment consultant apprentice. The apprenticeship allows you to develop your organisation and negotiating skills while earning an impressive salary. The best thing is you only need a level 2 in English and Maths to apply for a Level 3 Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship.

What does a recruitment consultant do?

A recruitment consultant searches out and matches candidates with job opportunities at client organisations. On a day-to-day basis, you would not only seek out potential candidates but also assess their suitability for job openings at your clients’ organisations. As result, developing and maintaining candidate and client relationships are key to your role.

As a recruiter, you can choose to work for specialist sectors, such as an IT job consultancy, or work in-house by becoming an education recruitment consultant. While recruiters work predominantly in the recruitment sector, this business apprenticeship allows you to create your own personal and professional development plan in an industry of your choice.

How much does a recruiter earn?

It’s the question on everybody’s mind and the answer usually depends on the sector you choose to work in and your geographical location. However, a recruitment consultant’s salary averages at £28k per year in the London area. More experienced recruiters can earn a base salary of up to £50k.

A consultant role also means a commission is earned for every successful candidate placement. Commissions can either be a fixed payment or a percentage of what you bring to the company. For both, the commission is paid on top of the base salary, so recruitment consultants can make a lot of money.

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Learn to maintain client relationships and more with a Level 3 Recruitment Consultant apprenticeship

Key competencies for Level 3 Recruitment Consultant apprentices

The recruitment consultant role is multifaceted. Here are a few examples of key duties that need to be carried out along with core technical skills and behavioural attributes that will aid a trainee to achieve these:

Establish and negotiate terms and conditions with clients:

  • Build client relationships that ensure a profitable outcome
  • Doesn’t shy away from challenging poor practices
  • Shows tenacity and resilience

Agree and meet job-related key performance indicators (KPIs):

  • Ensure agreed on KPIs, such as calls made, interviews scheduled, people reached out to, are met
  • Seek feedback from both candidates and clients to inform next KPI agreements
  • Self-motivated

Develop and implement a successful sales technique:

  • To ensure continuous improvement, service interviews should be conducted on a regular basis
  • Good at questioning and listening
  • Ambitious, driven and determined

Be aware of and follow legal and ethical processes for both candidates and clients:

  • Advice on legal requirements and employee rights and responsibilities including equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Complete all aftercare services, including payments
  • If non-compliance occurs, escalate this

Successfully assess people to find the right candidate for clients’ job opportunities:

  • Create a shortlist of suitable candidates to be presented to clients
  • Great organisational skills
  • Confident, assertive, and persuasive communicator

Recruitment consultant knowledge modules and apprentice exams

While earning a great salary and commission, a recruitment consultant apprentice will also gain on-program learning. These help you to understand the key foundations necessary to perform well on the job. To gain your qualification and prove your understanding, you must complete a knowledge and competency qualification as outlined below:

  • One knowledge qualification: Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment or Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice
  • One competency qualification: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment

Progression opportunities for successful recruiter trainees

The recruitment consultant apprenticeship (level 3) is a good job for those looking to kick-start their career in recruitment. The successful completion of this apprenticeship will allow trainees to progress into more senior roles, as outlined in the occupational map, or onto a higher-level qualification, such as the Level 5 Learning and Development Consultant Business Partner apprenticeship. Successful learners will also qualify to register at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals or the Institute of Recruiters.

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Level 6 Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship

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Do you like making a difference, enjoy seeing the results of a project from start to finish, and want the opportunity to work across a variety of industries? If so, read on to find out how the level 6 Project Management course is a great way to continue your professional development as a project manager while developing the valuable skills and management techniques to be an effective leader.

Jobs and entry criteria

The project manager apprenticeship equips apprentices with the essential knowledge and skills they can utilize in any type of industry with a career progression path of senior management roles. An average salary of £47.5k is achievable as a Project Manager but this can vary depending on the industry and employer. All the skills developed in this apprenticeship are transferable, allowing for many different opportunities and career growth.

Although the entry requirements may differ by employers, an apprentice would be expected to have the following:

  • 3 A-Levels at grades A to C or the vocational equivalent
  • International Project Association (IPMA) Level D qualification or equivalent before the endpoint assessment
  • Level 2 Maths and English

However, if you have don’t have Level 2 Maths and English you will have the opportunity to complete these before taking the End-Point Assessment (EPA).

The duration of the apprenticeship is typically four years, and you will achieve a BA or BSC Honours degree in Project Management.

Key responsibilities of a Project Manager

A Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of projects, leading and managing their team. This includes the planning, organising, and monitoring of the project, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. As a project manager, you will need to have good communication and leadership skills to work with diverse teams and motivate them to perform at their best. In addition, you will be organised and good at problem-solving. A project manager needs to be able to adapt and resolve issues promptly.

The knowledge and skills of a Project Manager

In this apprenticeship course, you will gain the key characteristics and skillset of a project manager to manage a team professionally and successfully motivate your project team members. The apprenticeship course will help you understand the following:

  • Manage project budgets and costs
  • Reporting project performance
  • Risk management 
  • Interpreting the aims and objectives of a project
  • The main UK business sectors and how they operate
  • Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Schedule management
  • Quality management
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Producing status reports
  • Develop strategic plans to achieve an organisation’s short, medium, and long-term strategies
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The personality traits of a project manager

A Project Manager is innovative, they understand the bigger picture and work enthusiastically with their team to develop creative and effective solutions. Most importantly, they maintain professional conduct and drive to inspire and support their project team members, working together towards their goals.

Here are the personality traits and characteristics commonly found among project managers:

  • organised
  • takes accountability and responsibility
  • proactive
  • generous with delegating tasks and credit
  • strategic
  • team building and empowering
  • open to give and receive feedback
  • Persistent when faced with tough situations

Employers especially look for these qualities in successful project managers.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Level 6 Project Manager apprenticeship is a great way to develop professionally with excellent progression opportunities. As a result of completing the course, you can become eligible to be a full member of the Association for Project Management (APM). You will gain wide recognition of your achievement in the project profession to add to your CV and unlimited access to APM learning resources and training events to further extend your knowledge.

If you would like to learn more about this apprenticeship or to apply, get in touch with us today.

Kick-start your learning and development consultant business partner apprenticeship (Level 5)

Do you want to make change to businesses within their learning and development strategy? A level 5 learning and development consultant business partner apprenticeship is the step forward!

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What will the apprenticeship entail?

The purpose of this apprenticeship is to provide learners with the skillset to work generally within learning and development, or in more specialist roles for example: Talent Management. Learners will cover core knowledge, kills and behaviours during their time on this course, allowing them to contribute to improved performance within businesses. The learning and development consultant business partner apprenticeship is a level 5 course lasting (typically) between 18 and 24 months and will allow learners to progress within a Business and Administration route.

How do you know if this role is right for you?

Many jobs require individuals to work professionally and be self-motivated. The learning and development consultant business partner apprenticeship does not differ.

What traits do you need?

  • Be polite and professional in your approach to business relationships (use the language of the business)
  • Take responsibility within your role
  • Confident to implement new strategies
  • You will often have expertise and competence in a specific field whether it be technical, vocational or behavioural.

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Constant and curious learner– you can pro-actively seek opportunities and feedback to develop business acumen, improve performance and overall capability.
  • Collaborative partner– show that you are a trusted partner, can act with integrity, ensuring that clients, partners and learners alike feel heard and are confident in their ability to deliver.
  • Commercial thinker– understand and apply the commercial context, realities and drivers behind learning needs and solutions.
  • Constructive challenger-you can skilfully navigate through organisational and personal politics.
  • Passionate and agile deliverer– Be a role model for the learning and development profession, inspiring and galvanising others around learning solutions, ensuring that learning is embedded and delivers ambitious goals, outcomes and timelines.
  • Link the work you do to the context and strategic priorities of the business– measure outcomes and impact of any learning interventions, to demonstrate a return on investment (ROI) and expectation.
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Key responsibilities of a level 5 learning and development business consultant apprentice:

  • Present a range of relevant and innovative solutions, logically and with credibility, to gain buy-in from senior stakeholders.
  • Work with senior leaders to carry out succession planning, organisational development and talent pipeline plans.
  • Effectively manage challenging learner and group behaviours.
  • Understand the learning and development structure required to meet business needs and whether this should be in-house, outsourced and how to source specialist expertise when required.
  • Collect data and information, both qualitative and quantitative, to analyse learning needs, implement effective delivery and measure outcomes and impact.
  • Develop an organisational development, learning and development and succession plan, that addresses gaps and fulfils skills, resourcing, talent, and future leadership needs in the partner and business area, accounting for changing internal and external environment, business and learner needs.
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Entry requirements and qualifications.

Level 5 apprenticeships are equivalent to a Higher National Diploma, so this apprenticeship is for self-starters who are motivated within their career journey.

Level 5 courses are designed for those over 18 who ideally have:

  • 5 or more GCSE’s
  • Level 3 college course / apprenticeship (preferred)
  • A-Levels (preferred if above has not been completed.
  • Functional skills (English and Maths) should be completed.

Any experience relevant experience is worthy, even if you do not have the qualifications, you may fit the employers staff profile. The average salary of a qualified learning and development consultant business partner is £41,500 per year (range £35,000-£50,000).

Career Paths for a Level 5 learning and development consultant business partner apprentice.

The learning and development business consultant role is present in a range of organisations whether that be private, public or third sector. The individual works with colleagues who specialise in Human Resources and report to a senior learning and development manager, Head of department or Director.

On completion of this apprenticeship, learners may be eligible for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or any other professional body that identifies this apprenticeship within its membership criteria (membership is subject to the professional bodies own membership requirements).

Conclusion

The Level 5 learning and development consultant business partner apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to progress in your Learning and Development career, gaining work-base knowledge and working at a professional level. It is a role that suits someone that is eager to build their skillset across a variety of competencies within the Business Industry. This will also suit someone who can build professional relationships, wants to implement strategy, and is comfortable managing individuals. It is a great job that leads to a gratifying career.

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5 Easy Ways to Generate Website Traffic

The more people who reach your website, the more potential customers you have. Everyday 250,000+ websites are launched worldwide according to Siteef. As this space becomes ever more cluttered, it has never been important to ensure your message gets through. If you don’t generate website traffic, you won’t have any potential customers.

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1. Social Media

There are multiple different social media and all have a different user base. These are the main ones:

  • TikTok: You have the ability to reach millions of people for free. 60% of all TikTok users are aged between 16-24 according to a social media research firm Wallaroom. A good example of a company who have used TikTok well is the Irish airline Ryanair, who have amassed 1.3 million followers. From every post you make you could recieve thousand of additional hits to your website. The more you post, the more views you get, giving you more chance to increase profits.
  • Instagram: Similar to TikTok, Instagram’s main demographic is 18-29 year olds who make up 59% of all users according to The London School of Economics. Instagram gives you more freedom than TikTok because with Instagram you can post picture, videos, stories and more but TikTok can only be a video. A good example of a company who have used Instagram well is Starbucks who have 18 million followers. The American Coffee giant have transformed themselves from just another Cafe chain to a status symbol.
  • Twitter: You can reach thousand of people with just one post. Unlike TikTok and Instagram you can actually put a website link in the description of a post which means it is easier for people to click on to your website. A good example of a brand who do well on Twitter is H&M the high street fashion retailer with 8.4 million followers. According to the same London School of Economics report 37% of Twitter users are aged 18-29.

2. Reviews

Reviews help sell product but what most people don’t know is reviews also generate website traffic. It does this in a few different ways:

  • Referrals: People who have bought something are likely to tell their friends about it if they like it. According to a study conducted by Big Commerce only 25% of people trust adverts, but 92% of people believe the recommendation of a friend or family member and 75% of people believe the reviews of previous customers.
  • Search Ranking: If you have reviews on your website you will rank higher on google. If your previous customers leave reviews, the Google algorithm can improve its ranking of your website.

“Google itself has made it clear that reviews can influence local search rankings — and are factored into its algorithms for determining where businesses appear on Search Engine Result Pages”

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3. Paid Advertising

Paid advertising is a brilliant tool, but only when it is planned out well and constantly reviewed. Failure to manage paid advertising well can turn it into an ineffective money pit. The best methods for paid advertising are:

  • Paid Search Marketing: This is the most popular type of paid advertising, according to a study done by PPC Protect, 45% of small businesses used Paid Search Marketing in 2018. This method is good because you only pay for clicks onto you website after someone uses your search term. The Paid Search Marketing price is dependant on the competition for search terms, if you pick to many mainstream terms, you will find your paying a lot more per hit then they are worth to you. If this happens you should pick some more niche keywords and under used ones. You can research keywords using Google Trends, Semrush and many other programs.
  • Display Advertising: This is where you have a pop up advert on different websites, whos viewerbase you want to target. An example of a website you would see Display advertising on is the Daily Mail website. According to research firm Sumo only 3% of people click on these kind of adverts, but it is a good way to build brand awareness.
  • Social Media Advertising: This is where a post on social media is promoted to reach far more people than it ever would have. You can generally pick the locations, ages and interests of people you want your campaign to reach. The idea is to generate website traffic from only people interested in your sector. The average cost of social media advertising per 10,000 impressions are (according to Bark a marketing firm):
Social MediaCost Per 10,000 Impressions
Facebook£54.20
Instagram£59.60
YouTube£73.00
Twitter£48.70
Tik Tok£75.60

4. Email Marketing

Email marketing is a fantastic, cost effective way to drive traffic to your website, because you are emailing people who have already registered an interest in your company. The best time to do this is when you have a new product or your have a special offer, to entice these people in.

5. SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in simple terms is optimising content on your website in order to rank higher on search engines. Things you can do to improve your SEO include:

  • Use Alt tags on images
  • Update content regularly
  • Keep Meta description to no more than 70 characters
  • Start regularly blogging
  • Fix or remove broken links
  • Use Keywords
  • Benchmark your site against your competitors using Google Page Speed

Fast-Track Into Your Career as an Associate Project Manager – Level 4 Apprenticeship

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Do you see yourself developing and pitching project’s across diverse industry sectors? Do you enjoy being a part of a team to achieve project outcomes? If you have identified with any of those, then you are in the right place. What better way to fast-start your career than diving straight into an Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship. Utilise and develop your transferable skills to help companies succeed in a substantial project.

What is an Associate Project Manager?

Behind every company’s success is a well-rounded Project Management Team. Projects can be developed and presented across many industry sectors. Large and small – they are all significant.

Covering everything from developing and pitching your project’s business case, managing budgets and risk management. An associate project manager understands what is required to be achieved and how it will be done.

With this Apprenticeship, you will be able to fast-track your career and develop skills in project management. You can use those skills to take on many job roles in this sector.

Is this role right for me?

All job roles require a specific level of knowledge before diving deeper into the role. A successful associate project manager utilizes resources with suitable skills, experience, and knowledge to work together in a motivated and well-rounded team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities, and authorities. Here are the required pieces of knowledge to become an Associate Project Manager Apprentice:

  • Project governance
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project communication and context
  • Leadership
  • Scheduling, Budgeting, and Cost Control
  • Consolidated planning
  • Business case and benefits management
  • Project scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Project risk and issue management
  • Project quality
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What skills am I required to have?

In this apprenticeship, it is expected to have a range of skills that are relevant to this job role. These skills can also be developed and worked on. Being trained by experts in the project management field will put you ahead of the competition for future job roles you take on. The required skills and behaviors are listed below:

Skills:

  • Project governance – Project monitoring, reporting cycle to track, assess and interpret the performance of projects.
  • Stakeholder and communications management – Communicate to a variety of different audiences. Contribute to negotiations relating to project objectives.
  • Budgeting and cost control – Develop and agree on project budgets, monitor forecast and actual costs against them, and control changes.
  • Business case – Contribute to the preparation or maintenance of a business case including achieving required outcomes.
  • Scope management – Determine, control, and manage changes to the project, including assumptions, dependencies, and constraints.
  • Consolidated planning – Monitor progress against the consolidated plan and refine as appropriate.
  • Schedule management – Prepare and maintain schedules for activities aligned to project delivery.
  • Risk, and issue management – Respond to and manage issues within a defined governance structure.
  • Contract management and procurement – Facilitate a procurement process, contribute to the definition of contractual agreements and contribute to managing a contract.
  • Quality management – Develop a quality management plan, manage project assurance, and contribute to peer reviews.
  • Resource management – Develop resource management plans for project activities.

Behaviors:

  • Collaboration and teamwork 
  • Leadership 
  • Effective and appropriate communication
  • Drive for results 
  • Integrity, ethics, compliance and professionalism
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What are the entry requirements to become an Associate Project Manager Apprentice?

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements for their apprentices. Typically candidates will have achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics. And, hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points or equivalent.

Additional Details

The typical duration of this apprenticeship will be 24 months.

Either before or during the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics. Prior to taking the end-point assessment (EPA).

Conclusion

When you complete the course, you’ll have many opportunities in project management. From working as a dedicated project manager to related roles such as program managers, project planners, and more.

If you’re new to project management and looking to develop your existing career with practical, widely valued skills in this essential discipline, this apprenticeship program is for you.

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Improvement Leader Apprenticeship Level 6; a Worldwide Opportunity!

Who in the World would employ you?

With the rapid growth of multinational companies and the globalisation of every countries job sector, it has never been more important to stand out from the crowd. A level 6 Improvement Leader Apprenticeship could be exactly what you need.

The UK’s biggest company (BP) which according to the Global 500 is the worlds’ 8th biggest company has the total workforce of 70,000 but only 15,000 are based in the UK. This means the most successful UK company only has 21.4% of its workforce based in the UK. This fact isn’t unique, the world’s biggest company (Walmart) the well known American supermarket chain have 700,000 of their total 2,300,000 employees working outside of America, which equates to 30.4% of their employees. So it is no longer a case of just competing with people from your town or county, you are competing against your continent and the World!

It is important to realise this mass globalisation of jobs isn’t a bad thing, in fact it is a positive. There are almost 200 countries worldwide and now you have a chance to work for any company, from any of these countries, so you are no longer limited to a job in your local town you have the ability to find the job that fits you worldwide.

What will you gain from this apprenticeship?

From this apprenticeship you will gain a level 6 qualification, which is the equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from University. According The Guardian Only 27.2% of UK adults aged between the age of 16-74 have a qualification of this level, so based on qualifications you will have an advantage against 72.8% of UK adults. According to the HuffPost only 6.7% of the world have a qualification of this level so you are putting yourself ahead of 93.3% of the world’s population with this qualification.

As well as earning this Improvement leader apprenticeship qualification you will gain many skills, including:

  • Improved Strategy Development: You will learn how to develop and adapt your plan and your ability to implement your plan.
  • Team Formation & Leadership: You will learn how to best form a team and the most out of each member of the team
  • Voice of Customer: Understanding and explaining to a team the thoughts of a customer
  • Process Mapping and Analysis: Improving your ability to spot new opportunities from analysis, leading to an improving cycle
  • Data Analysis: The ability to interpret data, and work out how you and your team are performing, and if there are any improvements needed
  • Project selection and scooping: Establishing guidelines for a project you have identified for your team to work on
  • Benchmarking: the ability to compare your company to rivals
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Learn how to get the best out of every member of the team

Drive for results

You will develop your drive for both sales and customer experience, inturn inspiring your team to follow suit. As you become successful you will become more passionate in your work creating a positive loop.

Team Working

You will learn you can’t be the best in every field, it is important to create a strong team mentality. You will be responsible for improving team performance and resolving any issues.

Professionalism

You will learn to work to the highest standard, no regardless of any issues. This is desirable to both customers, company owners and members of your own team. Professionalism displays personal resilience to any challenge and shows you aren’t swayed in decision by pressure.

Strategic Thinking

Instead of just planning for today you will learn to plan for different future eventualities. This could involve:

  • Diversifying range of product for if one range becomes unpopular. For example Amazon started off selling books but now they sell groceries, host websites and create TV shows
  • Finding new tools and planning how they could help and be implemented
  • Planning new sales campaigns

Safe Working

Recognising opportunities to improve safe working conditions

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Apply for the Improvement Leader Apprenticeship now and see where in the world it could take you.

Chartered Management Apprenticeship (Degree)

Chartered Management Apprenticeship (Degree): Role Overview

The Chartered Management Apprenticeship (Degree) is for anyone who wishes to take the lead on projects, take responsibility for co-workers with the aim of delivering success, however that may be measured. The chartered manager should be an exemplary figure to those below them, and live and breathe the company ethos.

There are chartered managers everywhere. In the public, private, engineering, business, governance sectors. Their nature makes them suited for tackling challenges in any sector. A cool head and a capability for managing multi-faceted projects, and the ability to break down interpersonal problems that may arise. This allows them to get their team(s) back on track to the common goal.

Technical skills

Top-down view of strategy: Knowing the overall objectives of the business. Keeping these in mind, and applying it in day to day activities. Keeping on top of risks, monitoring progress, and forecasting growth, are all cornerstones of the role.

An eye for sales (and marketing): Being able to fully understand the product or service that you sell should be a given. Understanding the marketing mix, (place, price, product, promotion), and how it applies to your offering is key.

Digital, and an awareness of new technologies: This is important in any role in the digital age. If a piece of software can make you do your job quicker, or better, it should be used. Being able to spot ‘weak points’ in your processes, and strengthening them with tech.

Understanding finance: To be able to create budgets and financial reports, such as tax administration. Furthermore, to be able to wisely spend, negotiate, and procure as necessary. Finally, to conduct all of this whilst keeping clear, transparent records.

Managing projects: The most important skill that the a Chartered Manager should possess. Consequently, they will understand how a project moves forward, and at times, will need to push it in order to meet deadlines.

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A Chartered Manager will be comfortable being responsible for large budgets, and showing the returns against these.

People skills

Communication: Different platforms require different etiquettes and language. Identifying the difference and knowing what tone of voice or structure to use is key. Furthermore, an ability to use different forms of language such as persuasive language, and being able to use it to generate sales.

Managing/leading people: There will always be disagreements, in any workplace. Therefore, a good manager will take control of these situations, and work towards a resolution in a calm manner. Furthermore, being able to manage expectations of staff, and set realistic targets that challenge staff, not overstress them. Finally, to be able to understand company culture and reflect it onto staff.

Building relationships for the future: Long lasting relationships are beneficial to any business, regardless of their involvement (stakeholder, supplier, customer). Hence it is important that a Chartered Manager does what they can to increase the lifetime value of anyone who touches the business.

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Management is the same anywhere. Instructing your people and leading by example.

Self management and behaviours

Accountability: Mistakes will be made, there will be times when questions will be asked, as is natural with senior roles. Therefore, it is key that post problem, what went wrong has been examined. Additionally, you take what is learnt and apply it to situations in the future to avoid the same mistake.

Personal management/Professionalism: To lead by example, you must be seen to be proficient in your role to ensure confidence from your staff. Hence, being on time, organised, and appropriately dressed goes a long way.

Flexibility: When approached with a problem, being agile and adaptable to overcome it, with a considered solution. Furthermore, responding to feedback from clients/customers, changing your processes to suit. As well as being open to fresh ways of working. Additionally, actively seeking the views of others helps those who touch the business feel valued, be it workers, clients, or suppliers.

Decision making: Tied in with flexibility. Such as, how it is important to be able to consider contrasting views on reaching a well-informed, unbiased decision. Furthermore, using evidence to support decisions, and being able to forecast the outcome of your decision.

Entry requirements and qualifications

Different employers will have different requirements for entry. It is suggested that the apprentice would have A-Levels and/or Level 3 qualifications. Furthermore, functional skills, such as Maths and English should also be completed. Despite this, good experience may also be considered in place of existing qualifications.

Upon completion of the Chartered Management Apprenticeship (Degree) (four years, can be altered dependent on experience) the successful apprentice is awarded a degree in management and business. This will be a BA (Hons), a BSc (Hons) or a BBA (Hons). Furthermore, there is also the option to be assessed to become a fully Chartered Manager.

Chartered Management Apprenticeship (Degree): In conclusion

The Chartered Management Apprenticeship (Degree) is a brilliant opportunity to get a foot in the door of project management and working at a wide-scale. It is a role that suits someone that is eager to build their skillset across a variety of competencies. Additionally, someone who is well organised, can keep a cool head, and is comfortable managing numbers. It is a great role that leads to a rewarding career.

IS Business Analyst Apprenticeship – Level 4

Does challenging organisations and enabling them to do the right thing delivering IS change sound appealing to you? If the answer is yes, continue to read on about our level 4 IS Business Analyst apprenticeship. Investigating and identifying areas for improvement for organisations, which is an important role.

Jobs for an IS business analyst apprenticeship

Completing an apprenticeship for an IS business analyst can provide you with the right knowledge and skills to take on a number of important business positions. Typical job roles and their average UK annual salary are listed below.

  • IS Business Analyst – £57,500
  • IT Business Analyst – £51,000
  • Business Systems Analyst – £41,000
  • Requirements Engineer – £52,000
  • Business Process Analyst – £29,000

This is just the average salary for these job roles, with the maximum earning potential being much higher. An apprenticeship will set you up with a strong foundation of knowledge and practice to help you work towards a senior position.Salary isn’t everything with these positions, however. With a Business Analyst position, you will be directly involved with challenging and growing the organisation you work for to new heights. The changes you make within your role could have a great positive impact on the direction that the organisation is growing.

Entry criteria

Individual employers will have their own entry criteria for you to join their organisation. Most employers tend to accept individuals with 5 or more GCSE’s. A-Levels, a level 3 qualifications or a prior apprenticeship are likely to be accepted as sufficient entry criteria for their organisation. For a list of A-Level equivalent qualifications, click here. You would have to supply your English and Maths GCSE certificates. If you do not have these then you can sit functional skills exams instead.

Key responsibilities for an IS business analyst apprentice

A Business Analyst will be responsible for conducting internal and external analysis of a their organisation within their industry domain. From this analysis, a Business Analyst will be identifying ways to improve company effectiveness and implementing the changes they believe will bring about positive improvement. This is all done in an effort for the Business Analyst to help the organisation to plan into the future and move towards their key company goals.

A Business Analyst is always on hand to help resolve any issues that arise within the company. They will use their skills and knowledge to find solutions to these issues and help implement them within the organisation. This is a varied role which will have an individual working across many projects at the same time.

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Core technical competencies

There are many technical competencies which a Business Analyst will learn throughout their Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship. These consist of:

  • Investigation techniques
  • Business process modelling
  • Requirements engineering and management
  • Data modelling
  • Gap analysis
  • Acceptance testing
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Business Impact Assessment

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will receive sufficient training and information to become competent within these technical remits. With a mix of learning through content and learning from hands on experience within the organisation, you will develop valuable competencies to help guide your company into the future.

Skills you will develop

Throughout your apprenticeship you will take on many tasks which will help you develop a wide range of skills to help prepare you for your career. The skills you will develop include:

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Using your own initiative
  • Organisational skills
  • Working with a wide range of internal internal people
  • Effective communication skills
  • Maintaining a producing, professional and secure working environment.

These skills are essential for a professional to develop to have a long and successful career. A Business Analyst will become a vital pin with an organisation. This means you will need to be skillful and professional to be successful within their role. A level 4 apprenticeship provides you with everything you need to have a successful career in Business Analysis. It also helps you you develop transferable business skills for other roles such as your communication skills, for instance.

Conclusion

As evident from the technical competencies you will learn and the skills you will develop, a Level 4 IS Business Analyst apprenticeship is an excellent starting point for any individual looking to become a valued professional. Giving you the tools and the knowledge you need to help companies tackle transitions, resolve issues and implement crucial improvements within an organisation – this apprenticeship will reward anyone who commits to it.

Taking on an apprenticeship allows you to earn whilst you learn and opens up a great natural career path for you. Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will have an advanced qualification along with hands on industry experience. This will be very attractive for your current employer or any future employers you may have.

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