Early Careers Coodinator

Cambridge, UK
£22,400 - £30,300 (FT equivalent)
16 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Early Careers Coordinator
Contract: Part time (3 days per week)
Salary: £22,400 - £30,300 (FT equivalent)
Location: Cambridge

What it's about
As Early Careers Coordinator, you will be a valued member of our award winning Talent Development Team. This is your chance to coordinate the design and implementation of Cambridge Assessment's exciting early careers offer with a particular focus on recruiting, developing, engaging and retaining apprentices and graduates.

Your initial focus as Early Careers Coordinator will be to shape the development of a global programme and approach to early careers, to identify and source candidates who meet business requirements in a more efficient and effective manner.

What you'll be doing

Graduate & Apprenticeship Management
• To provide an unparalleled development experience for our Graduates and Apprentices
• To establish Cambridge Assessment's approach to managing our early careers talent pipeline, with a particular focus on recruiting, developing, engaging and retaining apprentices and graduates
• To work with the Talent Acquisition team to promote our employer brand to make us an employer of choice
• To support the business on the process of identifying apprenticeships and supporting the enrolment process with relevant training providers
• To establish and deliver effective Group-wide Graduate Apprenticeship schemes, with appropriate mechanisms for assessing candidates
• To introduce mechanisms which promote a positive onboarding experience for new early careers talent
• To collaborate with Cambridge University Press on potential joint opportunities to enhance Graduate Experience and business benefit
• To coordinate the placement process including engaging with managers, supporting organisation of rotations and utilising feedback to make improvements
• To oversee the rotations throughout the programme and working with the business to support the process with training and appropriate material
• To liaise on all aspects of professional qualification management associated with the programme
• To liaise with external training providers to support learning interventions as required
• To introduce mechanisms which promote a positive onboarding experience for new early careers talent, with a focus on coaching & mentoring
• To work with the Talent Development Consultant on additional opportunities to utilise the apprenticeship levy
• To evaluate, report and present on programme outcomes as required

Business and stakeholder engagement

• To provide guidance and support to the business on the range of opportunities available.
• To act as a single point of contact for the early careers community
• To regularly feedback on success and improvements for apprenticeship and graduate schemes
• To raise the profile of early careers opportunities at Cambridge Assessment externally

What we're looking for

• Ability to plan and organise own workload
• Excellent interpersonal skills working with a range of internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing work agendas

• Proven track record of having supported the creation and delivery of Graduate /Apprenticeship programmes (desirable)
• Experience of creating and delivering meaningful and engaging programmes for Graduates
• Broad understanding of Assessment and the HE context (desirable)
• Supporting the delivery of development and assessment centres (desirable)
• Previous Administration experience
• Experience of working with providers/colleges/universities to create programmes meeting business needs (desirable)
• Experience of working with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Collaborative
• Innovative
• Responsible
• Resilient
• Passionate about learning

Who we are
Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

• Generous contributory pension
• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
• Cycle scheme
• Season Ticket Loan
• Subsidised staff restaurants
• Support for professional qualifications
• Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18/08/2019 and interviews will be held on 27th and 28th August .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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