Early Careers Programme Manager

companyGuidant Global (Agency)
locationUnited Kingdom
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Engineering general

Role Overview
To manage, develop and deliver all Early Careers Programmes for Airbus Defence and Space across the UK and ensure a future talent pipeline.

* Responsible for the operational delivery of the Apprentice, Graduate and Intern programmes, their associated business requirements, and their inherent educational standards.
* To develop the early careers talent pipeline including Apprenticeships, Graduates and Internships, working closely with the businesses to provide a strategic, integrated approach.
* Deliver and improve on existing frameworks for Apprentices, Graduates and Interns ensuring implementation across the division.
* To regularly meet with senior managers and key personnel (via Early Career Steering Committee) across the business to review their talent requirements and ensure continuous development of our programmes.
* Manage Early Career operational support within the business to ensure consistency of delivery.
* Actively involved in the industrial/customer boards for learning providers.

Graduate Programme
* To work with key stakeholders (Line Managers, Heads of, Directors, HRBPs) to build the Graduate Development Programme in line with the needs of the division and feed into AGGP.
* To ensure Graduates are managed with on-going liaison in regards to performance, development, career and succession planning.
* To liaise with AGGP to continually develop and improve the Graduate induction, communication and training programmes.
* Responsible for the Graduate salary review process.

Apprenticeship Programme
* To work with the recruitment team in leading apprenticeship recruitment initiatives.
* To be first point liaison with local colleges on Apprenticeship Programmes and modules to ensure they fit the needs of the business.
* To work with key stakeholders to expand the apprenticeship focus and its future in the company.
* To investigate future apprenticeship programmes.
* To support Apprentice Managers in their management of the Technical Apprenticeships (Level 4) across sites. Ensuring development needs (educational and behavioural) are met or surpass programme requirements.
* Performance Management where appropriate including investigation into misconduct.
* Engagement of the apprentices through regular business communications, guidance, coaching and extracurricular activities that enhance personal effectiveness.
* Liaison with business departments (placement managers) to ensure participants receive mandatory training and develop relevant business acumen and job specific skills, knowledge and competence.
* Manage clear plan for each apprentice
* Ensure and Identify EPA (End Point Assessment) plans/evaluations with learning providers.
* Ensuring all apprentices are ready for assessments when they reach the gateway.
* Ensuring that the relevant Awarding Bodies requirements are met through the registration and internal verification of the participant's vocational qualifications. Inclusive of standardisation meetings with 3rd parties to ensure all Quality Control measures are in place.
* Regular operational reviews with Educational partners to ensure participant performance meets course requirements, and that the service delivery level and course content meets the agreed business needs.

Degree Apprentices
* Define Managers support needed for Degree Apprentices.
* Define resources needed for the Degree Apprentice process.
* First point liaison with Universities to ensure the Standard fits the needs of the business.
* To directly manage the Degree Apprenticeships (Level 6) across sites.
* To work with the recruitment team in leading Degree Apprenticeship recruitment initiatives.

Internship Programme
* Ensure interns have a clear development plan.
* Ensure objectives are set and mid/ long term goals are identified through the assessment process.

Skill Set
* Design, management and continuous improvement of talent / early careers programmes.
* Internal and external stakeholder management to senior levels.
* Proven communication at senior levels - verbal, written and presentations.
* Relationship building and working in partnership with key universities and colleges to
* develop candidate pipeline.
* Knowledge of UK recruitment and the UK Education System is essential.
* The ability to manage budgets effectively.
* People/performance management.
* Computer literate - excel, power point, work and applicant tracking systems.
* Oral and written communication.
* Leadership and motivation.
* Commercial awareness.
* Practical, analytical and problem solving.

Guidant Global (BH4SF) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Computer literate, Knowledge of UK recruitment and the UK Education System