Work Placement Officer

Location
Ealing, London (Greater)
Salary
£23,000 - £26,000 per annum
Posted
05 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Ref
BLUP87792
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Formed in 1993, Skills Training UK is a leading provider of training and employability solutions. We are a Prime Contractor for the flagship ESF Workless Families programme for the DWP and are also the Prime Contractor for two Youth Contracts for the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

We now have an exciting opportunity available for a Work Placement Officer to join us at our Ealing centre to take responsibility for the placement of 16-24 year-old Traineeship and Study Programme Learners into a suitable and relevant Work Placements.

Supporting Traineeship and Study Programme Learners into suitable and appropriate positive destinations to include apprenticeships, employment and Further Education, you must develop relationships with local employers, colleges and apprenticeship providers and support with the preparation of Learners attending interviews for both work placement and possible destination opportunities.

Providing in-work support to Learners in work placement or who have progressed into a positive destination, you will compile daily, weekly and monthly reports to reflect Centre Placement and Destination performance against set company targets and forecasts and undertake pre-vet risk assessments of all placements prior to first use and ensure the requirements of Health & Safety Work Act and the company’s Health and Safety policy are adhered to.

With proven experience of working with young people and relevant industry experience which may include Sales, candidates must be target-driven and capable of performing against weekly and monthly targets set and be able to produce accurate daily, weekly and monthly reports.

Professional and with strong communication and relationship building skills, you must be able to develop positive, professional working relationships with local employers, and apprenticeship/FE providers as well as young people with potentially challenging barriers and from diverse backgrounds. Experience of programmes aimed at 16-24 year olds and knowledge and expertise of programme funding would be beneficial for the role.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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