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Apprentice (Working with businesses to support recruitment)



2nd January 2020

This post is funded by the European Social Fund.

There are various posts available across Norfolk and Suffolk

To provide and offer appropriate support and assistance to a placement within local business focussed organisations. The Apprentice Mentor will work with a caseload of local businesses to identify and support businesses who wish to take on an apprentice and offering them additional support and assistance through the wider Moore Networking Ltd team.

Tasks with Employers

  • Contact local Small/Medium employers (with less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £39million) to promote the benefits of employing an apprentice
  • Contribute to the development of a support package designed for SMEs including; apprentice mentoring skills, mental health first aid awareness, work place health and safety and safeguarding
  • Liaise with the Moore Networking team (Apprentice Mentors) and SMEs to arrange apprenticeship interviews, opportunities to engage with schools, access to the SME support package, work experience placements and apprenticeship ambassador meetings
  • Visit local SMEs to attend meetings/presentations regarding the benefits to employing or hosting an apprentice
  • Liaise directly with the Apprentice Mentors, who are placed within local schools, to support the matching process between the young people and local businesses

Business Organisation placements

  • Regularly attend a placement within a local business focussed setting
  • Identify local businesses and offer them a support package to assist with apprenticeship needs


  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Keep accurate activity records for timesheet recording.
  • Keep accurate records of any meetings/presentations/mentoring sessions/application support sessions etc.


  • Monitor and report on project outcomes
  • Produce case study material
  • Support Marketing

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written & telephone
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Attention to detail & accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and problem-solve
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • A good understanding of safeguarding protocol and data protection/GDPR guidelines

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Good sense of humour
  • Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • The successful candidate will be dealing with confidential information and must understand the need for discretion at all times
  • Willingness to learn and develop towards Apprenticeship accreditation
  • Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures both in own working area and others

Desired qualifications

Good general standard of education (4 x GCSEs or equivalent at Grade 4/C or above including English and maths).

Things to consider

The interview process will take place over three days (2 half days and one full day) in and around National Apprenticeship Week (3rd-7th February)

The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

The successful candidate must pass a DBS check.

When applying for this position, please answer the following questions in your covering letter.

  • What do you think are the barriers that prevent small and medium sized businesses from accessing Apprenticeships?
  • Why would you like to work with the local business community? *

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

Salary: £13,250.00 /year

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/01/2020




This job is located in Norfolk & Suffolk

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About Apprenticeships New Anglia

Apprenticeships New Anglia is an innovative 3 year ESF funded programme starting in January 2020 designed to support small and medium sized employers (SMEs) to proactively recruit the best new talent into their businesses from education.

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