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Apprenticeship Coordinator

Business Engagement

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £23,700 to £26,444 Per Annum Full Time Fixed Term Until 31/07/2024
Release Date:  Monday 25 March 2024
Closing Date:   Open until filled
Reference:  BE38-24-R2

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 Coordinator acting as the first contact point in the provision of a professional operational and administrative support service to ensure the effective development and delivery of apprenticeships within Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract rules. The post holder will provide support to ensure data about employers sponsoring apprentices is accurately sourced, entered and maintained to ensure funding is allocated by the ESFA.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Provide effective and efficient administrative and operations coordination support to the Apprenticeships team to ensure effective monitoring and delivery of apprenticeships contracts. 
  • Support the Apprenticeships Officers and Management team to track and monitor apprenticeships. 
  • Guided by the Apprenticeship Officer, undertake data look up and entry activities to ensure all data for apprentices is accurately reported.
  • To be proficient in interpreting and manipulating spreadsheet data and producing spreadsheets where appropriate.
  • Provide support with the production of accurate and detailed reports, project updates and evidence to meet audit requirements, adhering to deadlines set by external funding bodies and consortium partners. 
  • To liaise with the external stakeholders on administration issues in order to maintain a positive working relationship.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as determined by the Apprenticeship Officer or member of the Management Team.

 Contact For Informal Discussion

 Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Joe Tilstone 

This post is for a fixed term contract until 31 July 2024.

Should you be interested in this position. Please apply by uploading a copy of your CV on our website 

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research-inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years’ experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we’re in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can’t wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

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.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible. 

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Further details:

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.



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