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Early Careers Manager

Job Title: Early Careers Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG376
Job Published: September 19, 2019 15:12

Job Description

We have an excellent opportunity for an Early Careers Manager to cover parental leave within the Talent and Resourcing function to manage our Early Careers team and deliver the full Early Careers strategy across Wates Group.  This includes engaging with the business to ensure we have an effective Trainee and Apprentice strategy to deliver this important pipeline for the Group from attraction and selection through to development and return on investment.


Key accountabilities of the role include:


Manage and support the Early Careers team.
Lead the national, annual attraction and recruitment campaign further building Wates brand externally, including agreeing the marketing plan, developing collateral, building relationships with universities, colleges and student organisations. 
Design and deliver the Apprenticeship agenda and programmes, including ensuring value return from the Apprenticeship Levy.   
Develop existing and new Trainee programmes for graduates, college and school leavers to deliver business needs and ensure quality structured development and career progression.
Manage professional and academic qualifications activity for the Group
Budget management and forecasting as well as liaising with suppliers to negotiate and procure goods and services.

We are looking for you to have managed the full Early Careers lifecycle from recruitment through to promotion off the scheme.  A good knowledge and experience of Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy is also important.


To be successful in the role you will also be highly motivated, organised and collaborative with effective communication skills to deliver the agenda, manage team performance as well as engage and influence at all levels.


This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your passion for Early Careers and fully utilise your breadth of skills and experience, to successfully deliver and drive our agenda  


A bit about us:


Wates Group was established in 1897 and it is now one of the largest, most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


We employ circa. 4,000 people, working with a diverse range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. Our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


We offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers. Learning and development activity is aligned with our business priorities and in 2018 we invested c.£1.5m in 6,546 training and e-learning days.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with both Investors in People and C2E (Committed to Equality).


Our In-house Recruitment Team embrace diversity and are focused on finding the best people to join us here at Wates. Apply today or and one of our team will be in contact.