This Blog is to give you details of 2 Apprenticeship Standards that can support you with your career in supervisory management.
Look of for the blog on Leadership Apprenticeships coming soon.
Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisory click here for the full Apprenticeship Standard details
A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.
Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.
Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager – click here for the full Apprenticeship Standard details
An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring. Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers.
Apprenticeship programmes combine work, training, and studying so you can ‘earn while you learn’. The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 gives employers, such as the University of Kent, the opportunity to develop their workforce using Apprenticeships which are fully funded by the levy.
This means the levy pays for 100% of your Apprenticeship training, with no cost to you or your department.
Here at Kent we are seeing more and more teams supporting existing colleagues through an Apprenticeship as well as recruiting new employees as Apprentices, during 2019 we aim to have over 100 employees considering and up taking the opportunity of doing an Apprenticeship in one of the many career occupations.
Would you like to know more? Contact Loretta Izod, your Employee Apprenticeship Manager email L.J.Izod@kent.ac.uk ext 16568
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