Apprenticeship Manager


Location: Hook


Salary: Competitive salary + bonus + excellent benefits

Apprenticeship Manager

Hook, RG27 9UP

Competitive Salary + bonus + excellent benefits

This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media as an Apprenticeship Manager as we are increasing the number and types of apprenticeships on offer, so you can influence the shape of the programme from the start. Taking responsibility for the development and delivery of Virgin Media’s Apprenticeship Programme, the Apprenticeship Manager will provide subject matter expertise support to programme stakeholders to ensure current and future resource pipelines are met.
Responsible for the line management of an Apprenticeship Quality Manager and Early Careers Administrator, your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Managing the operational delivery of the end to end Apprenticeship Programme cyclical activity.
* Lead for the Employer Provider Status - providing subject matter expertise and ensuring regulatory standards are fully met against the design and delivery of apprenticeships .
* Sourcing and managing external training providers against apprenticeship requirements; ensuring maximum value is realised from any negotiated contract.
* Building and managing effective relationships across Virgin Media; and externally.
* Research, design and implementation of all apprenticeship solutions, capitalising on current and future trends.
* Management of apprenticeship funding; keeping up to date with changes and developments in levy policy and working practices, and non England funding, and managing the levy digital account.
* Lead for all ‘trailblazers’ activities across Virgin Media with the relevant external organisations.

* Driving performance through a results oriented team, managing and developing the team that delivers great operational programmes and projects against standards of the programme.
Everyone in our People Team has a proactive approach to work, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as an Apprenticeship Manager we would want you to have:

* Previous experience managing a company wide Apprenticeship Programme.
* Strong experience managing an Employer-Provider apprenticeship programme.
* Experience managing third party training providers.
* Prior people management experience.
* Proven subject matter expertise, with a strong delivery focus.
* Strong working knowledge of the ESFA, OFSTED, Awarding bodies, the apprenticeship sector and funding guidelines.
* Able to build relationships with the ability to build trust and be credible at different levels within the business.
* Excellent project management capabilities and financial management skills.
* An analytical mind set.
* Knowledge of quality assurance procedures, validation and audit reviews.

* L&D background - desirable.
So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a huge programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!