Apprenticeship Coach

Cranfield University
July 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,337 to £41,406
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Apprenticeship Coach


Cranfield University



Based at

Cranfield and Milton Keynes

Hours of work

Up to 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Part time and Flexible working will be considered subject to an expected minimum 40% in the office in Milton Keynes

Contract type



Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum, part time pro rata

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  • 4856 - JD & Person Spec v2.pdf (PDF, 1141.5kb)
  • Role Description

    Apprenticeship Coach

    We are inviting applications from people who are great organisers and confident, empathetic communicators to join the MK:U coaching team. You will encourage and support our learners through to successful completion of their higher education course, helping them to organise and manage their learning and to build their portfolio of evidence for final assessment.

    Your Core Values

    You will:

  • enjoy bringing your organisational and coaching skills to bear on the learner's education journey.
  • ensure that our diverse learners get the best opportunity to develop themselves, helping them to balance the competing challenges of their education, work, and family lives.
  • Where the need arises, you won't be afraid to have open and honest challenging conversations with the learner and/ or their line manager.
  • You will feel energised by working with people, by variety, and by a fast pace of change.
  • About MK:U

    MK:U is a new approach to undergraduate education, focusing on digital technologies and widening participation in STEM across the UK. Based in Central Milton Keynes, MK:U courses focus on the application of learning to real business and social problems. MK:U is part of the Cranfield educational family; our degrees are designed with industry and backed by Cranfield University.

    Find out more here

    About the Opportunity

    Reporting to the Lead Apprenticeship Coach, you will support and coach apprentices and their employers through five different Level 6 (undergraduate) degree apprenticeship standards: Chartered Manager, Cyber Security Technical Professional, Digital Technology Solutions and Data Scientist, Robotics Engineer with other subjects (such as Data Analyst) at Levels 4 to 6 launching soon.

    You will provide individually tailored support for each apprentice and their employer throughout their course, helping them to demonstrate how their academic learning meets the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the relevant apprenticeship standard. You will be responsible for coaching and supporting apprentices from a range of business sectors, evaluating progress with the apprentice and their employers and guiding them towards submission against the requirements of their End Point Assessments.

    You will also actively contribute to the development of MK:U's apprenticeship provision, working as a member of our education team.

    Why you'll like working with us

  • We actively work with industry to keep our course content relevant, up-to- date and exciting.
  • We are fast-growing, agile and flexible
  • We prize teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
  • We are proud to be different.
  • About You

    To be successful in this role you will have confident coaching skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people at all levels. You will be able to collaborate effectively, influence a network of stakeholders and build relationships across a diverse range of organisations quickly. You will be well-organised and able to work to tight, and often variable, deadlines. You will be a good organiser and an active, responsive listener. You will be keen to develop your skills and to undertake further coaching development / training as required.

    Some understanding of the higher or further education sector would be helpful, as would familiarity with STEM, Leadership/Management or digital subject areas. Previous experience of work-based learning or apprenticeship programmes would be an advantage.

    Flexible working and diversity and inclusion

    We value Diversity and Inclusion and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

    We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and whether a position can be carried out at any of our locations. We commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

    For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Jill Andreanoff, Lead Apprenticeship Coach, by email in the first instance to: [email protected]

    How to apply

    Apply online now at https: //

    In support of your application please submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words to

    describe how you would build a relationship of trust and mutual respect with your allocated apprentices and explain your preferred coaching methodology / approach.

    Should you have any queries or require any further details please contact us by email to: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4856

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 09 July 2024

    Applications will be regularly reviewed and if you are interested in the role we would encourage you to apply early as the vacancy may close earlier than the advertised closing date.

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