Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Apprenticeships Officer

Apprenticeships Officer Business Engagement

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £32,332 to £37,099 Per Annum Full Time Fixed Term Until 31/07/2024 Release Date: Thursday 08 February 2024 Closing Date: Thursday 15 February 2024 Reference: BE31-24

About the role

Staffordshire University is currently one of the largest providers of degree apprenticeships with work-integrated learning central to the university's vision for next generation education, experience, and engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Apprenticeship Officer to support the continuous improvement and compliance of the delivery of the University's degree and higher apprenticeship programmes and contracts, including Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and Ofsted. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and supporting the day-to-day operation of the business engagement and Apprenticeships provision, ensuring the required compliance and KPIs throughout the apprenticeship journey. The post holder will support the performance and compliance monitoring, accurate collection, and analysis of data across the University.

Main Responsibilities

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  • Provide administrative services to the Apprenticeships team relating to compliance, data, processes, MIS systems and procedures.
  • Collect data and monitor information to develop and produce regular, standard and bespoke reports for SMT, Schools and the Executive.
  • Maintain accurate information in the delivery of apprenticeships data across the University.
  • Supporting Apprenticeship Operations Manager and Business Engagement Development Managers/Officers with the compliant and evidenced delivery of Apprenticeships.
  • Undertake day-to-day (operational) administration covering compliance, monitoring, analysis and reporting of key performance indicators of Apprenticeship delivery as required.
  • Devise and implement required processes and procedures and templates.
  • Ensure and continually review service position for up to date and in full audit-ready evidence.
  • Support the implementation of regular client satisfaction surveys as determined by ESFA and Ofsted.
  • Oversee the collation and organisation of the management information dashboard, interpreting and presenting the key performance indicators as determined by the University.
  • Work with colleagues to develop and maintain communications to maximise outreach and engagement with a range of internal audiences to support compliance, identifying and evaluating the risk associated with programme activities.
  • Contribute to the organisation of internal events i.e. workshops and training or ESFA/Ofsted rules and regulations.
  • Support internal and external review of evaluation of programmes.
  • Utilise social media to promote the service's engagement with students and employers.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment within the Service.
  • Contact For Informal Discussion

    Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Jo Phillips - [email protected]

    Who is Staffordshire University?

    Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years' experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

    After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

    Rewards and Benefits

    In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

    • Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days • Excellent Pension Scheme • Access to continued professional and personal development • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

    At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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  • Person Specification
  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

    Job details


    Apprenticeships Officer


    Staffordshire University


    United Kingdom


    February 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 15, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Established in 1914, Staffordshire University is a government university offering various undergraduate, graduate, professional, and distance learning programs. The university is divided into six academic departments, including computing and digital technologies, creative arts and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Law, policing & forensics, Staffordshire Business School and life sciences, and education.

    In the year 1988, the institution changed its name to Staffordshire Polytechnic, and in 1992, it officially became Staffordshire University. The university raises funds to foster a better, safer, and healthier society.

    Equipped with the latest technologies and student-friendly amenities, the campus of this university offers a range of activities and a supportive environment. Presently, the university has one main campus called Stroke-on-Tent Campus and two different centers, namely Stafford Centre of Excellence and Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence. The main campus of the university is easily accessible as it is located near the city. The campus has well-connected transportation facilities and libraries that open 24/7 during critical times of the academic year. The Stafford Centre of Excellence has the latest technologies and equipment to support health care learning. Additionally, the Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence located within the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has clinical training facilities and the clinical simulation suite.

    Staffordshire University owns Unitemps, which is the official recruiting agency of the institute. It was formed to help businesses recruit talent from the university. It also provides internship opportunities and short-term shift employment services. Over 90% of the recruiters at the university choose to take their interns on as full-time employees. Additionally, internship services offered by Unitemps are divided into Graduate Internship services and Student Internships. To support the financial needs of students, the university grants several funds and allowances. Some of these funds are the Exceptional Learning Support Fund, the Hardship Fund, and the Student Experience Fund.

    Home to many notable alumni who are now leading successful careers, Staffordshire University has produced many exceptional leaders and pioneers. The list of prominent alumni of this university is endless and includes names like famous football player Jermaine Allen, artist Alex Frost, Tabloid journalist Emma Jones, Studio potter David Leach and poet Ian McMillan. The university has an online portal named The Staffordshire University Alumni Online, which connects all alumni with the university. It also has an alumni magazine called Horizon, which features famous success stories.

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