About Evolve

Evolve is a London based social enterprise which supports disadvantaged Londoners into sustainable work and helps business deliver on their social value promises. To find out more about us, please visit our website at www.evolveuk.org.

We’re looking for an Apprenticeship Manager to join the team.  This interesting role includes sourcing placements from businesses, managing recruitment and line-managing apprentices, as well as helping our third sector and business partners at events, or with initiatives.  We also have excellent accredited and non-accredited training and development opportunities.

The ideal person would have an understanding of apprenticeships and the construction industry.  More important is an individual keen to learn, develop, and a passion to make a difference to those disadvantaged from the labour market

Role description

  • Supporting the Business Manager to develop effective partnerships in the delivery of the Apprenticeship programme.
  • Carrying out regular reviews with Apprentices and their Host contractor and maintaining accurate records.
  • Representing the organisation at meetings, presenting a positive image of the service to support business growth opportunities.
  • Identifying new business opportunities and providing support to the Business Manager.
  • Recruiting Apprentices for the programme and working collaboratively with contractors to secure successful work placement programmes for Apprentices.
  • Responsibility for organising and monitoring the delivery of all mandatory training requirements for Apprentices.
  • Delivering appropriate induction programmes for Apprentices and Host contractors.
  • Responsibility for line management and support of apprentices, following and applying Evolve’s HR policies and procedures
  • Liaising with Evolve’s legal team regarding human resource issues
  • To report to the Business Manager on the social impact of the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme, in line with the National TOMS Framework

Candidate criteria

This post requires demonstrable experience in a relatable role or sector. Further knowledge, skills and experience required for this post are detailed below. Your application will be shortlisted for interview from the criteria in this section. It is recommended that you provide examples that demonstrate the ability to;

  • Empathy and understanding to assist with a caseload of vulnerable young people, potentially with complex needs;
  • Meet targets within the employment and skills sector – primarily focused on retaining apprentices and creating new job opportunities;
  • Motivate young people to complete Apprenticeships;
  • Communicate with stakeholders at different levels – you will be liaising with Social Value Managers and those involved in Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Knowledge of the apprenticeships and current employability schemes. Evolve has additional schemes for ESF and DWP funded programmes:

Additional information

Staff – Direct line management responsibility of Apprentices participating in the programme.

Salary/benefits – £28,823, statutory pension, 25 annual leave days plus 8 public holidays, access to Employee Assistance Programme and Bike2Work Scheme.

Location – Evolve staff work from our office in Southwark or at home. The role will involve travelling to client sites for meetings on occasion.

Closing date – none. Suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply and the position will close once an applicant is found

Interviews – these will be held at Evolve’s office in Southwark

Training – the successful candidate will receive the following training; Apprentice Mentoring, IOSH – Conducting Health and Safety Risk Assessments, Mental Health First Aid. It will be possible to discuss other personal development opportunities at the interview.

A quote from an existing Apprentice Coordinator – ‘The role gives huge variation on day to day tasks, and has helped me greatly in expanding my knowledge and experience in human resource management. It is a pleasure work for Evolve, a company that is making a difference and helping young people meet their potential.’

Duration – Permanent


Please apply via the website www.evolveuk.org/jobs, sending your CV with an accompanying personal statement that demonstrates your suitability for the role and, specifically, why you want to work for Evolve Apprentices.