Apprentice Development Manager

Job ID: 704919
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Category: Engineering
Salary: Negotiable
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The primary purpose of the role is to assess the competence of apprentices and adult trainees against the approved apprenticeship framework or standard and to be the apprentice’s reviewing manager.
Requirements of the Role:
To include but not limited to:
Arranging suitable work placements
Monitoring progress towards targets
Assessing on the job and knowledge competence
Liaison with colleges and awarding organisations
Apprentice disciplinary management
Apprentice attendance management
Assisting with the recruitment and selection of future apprentices.
Behaviours and Requirements of the Role:
Substantial experience in a marine engineering environment
Previous experience of mentoring apprentices and NVQ assessment would be an advantage but not essential.
Working knowledge of MS applications, ie Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
Excellent organisational and communication skills, together with the ability to work in a professional and confident manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a team, be flexible and have a background of working in team environments
Be able to work on own initiative
Motivated to deliver a professional service at all times
Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will have completed a recognised Fabrication, Welding, Sheet Metal or similar trade based apprenticeship in Marine Engineering.
Possess a sound understanding of the engineering practices and standards required in the marine industry.
Ideally a qualified NVQ assessor although training will be provided if required.
If not already held a NVQ L3 in Advice & Guidance will need to be completed as part of the training for this role.
A DBS (CRB) check is required for this post.
Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.
This position is within the Devonport Operations business unit as a grade 4 which has a salary of £30,995 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.
Babcock offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.
This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage.

There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Company Information
This role is within the Marine & Technology Division. The Division employs over 9,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities.
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Application Information
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Vacancy Contact Details
For more information about the role, please contact Abbie Holt in the HR Recruitment team on 01752 324414 (PC310).
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