Apprentice Manager (Engineering Focus) (3640) 

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£45,543 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + plus industry leading benefits
31 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Apprentice Manager (Engineering Focus) (3640) 

Job type: 
Permanent Full Time 

Culham, Oxfordshire 

£45,543 – £62,197 (inclusive of c.£6,000 MPP for qualified engineers) + plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme 

Level 5 – 6 + MPP for qualified engineers 

Closing date: 
12th July 2019 

Job Purpose: 

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is proud of its national award-winning Apprentice Training Scheme which until recently focussed on Advanced Engineering apprentices who then go on to fulfil important technical roles in UKAEA. The Scheme is now expanding and diversifying to provide apprenticeships in a wide range of other areas. We aim to grow our apprentice scheme from 25 to 60+ individuals over the next 3 years. 

The role is responsible for: 

- Line managing circa 40 advanced engineering apprentices, providing mentoring and coaching support to achieve their studies. 
- Developing the reputation of the UKAEA’s apprenticeship scheme, presenting to parents and careers events, networking externally with training providers, awarding bodies and other apprenticeship scheme managers. 
- Managing and applying the new apprentice Levy of c £200K to maximise the benefit for the UKAEA and manage a budget of c £500K. 
- Diversifying the advanced engineering scheme and continuing to identify new, relevant apprenticeship opportunities in e.g. IT, skilled crafts, professional services, administration, management etc. 
- Effectively manage and grow the current Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme to deliver a pipeline of qualified, enthusiastic and well-rounded apprentices 
- Proactively supporting the UKAEA’s diversity agenda including our commitment to attracting more women into STEM careers. 

Due to the nature of the role, travel will be required within a 50-mile radius and attendance at evening and some weekend events. 

This role could be considered as a part-time or job-sharing arrangement. 

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people. 

Essential Aptitudes and Experience: 

- Ex-engineering apprentice or engineer with good understanding of engineering apprentice schemes 
- Passionate about apprentice coaching and mentoring 
- Excellent presentation and leadership skills 
- Demonstrable experience engaging with early careers apprentices, their parents/guardians and a range of external organisations 
- High levels of personal integrity and commitment in relation to diversity, safeguarding of young people, health and safety 
- Full UK driving Licence 

Desirable Experience: 

- Experience of technical/vocational/ professional training programmes 
- Budget management 
- Project planning and scheduling 


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role. 

Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role. This role offers a salary range of £45,543 - £50,936 (Level 5 inclusive of £6,000 MPP for qualified engineers) OR £55,610 - £62,197 (Level 6 inclusive of £7,300 MPP)

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