Education Sector Roundtable

Now in its second year, the online education sector roundtable brings  together training providers, colleges, local authorities & education service providers to discuss and share challenges and best practice in the area of engaging people into vocational training. Areas covered include attraction, use of technology and social media, neurodiversity, Government policy and social mobility, amongst many others

The roundtables take place monthly with the next session available to sign up to below. Places go fast so get yours today.

We don’t record our roundtables and abide by the Chatham House rules, but you can access the conversation through the following ways:

Upcoming Events

Event Description

These session are recommended for anyone involved in the attraction, recruitment or onboarding of apprentices or similar programmes such as Apprentice Co-ordinators, Recruitment Managers, operational or marketing leads and some business development functions

Key Facilitators

Christos Orthodoxou

Christos is Director of Innovation at TheTalentPeople / GetMyFirstJob. Christos has previously written as a guest writer on apprenticeships for The Recruiting Times and presented at conferences including ISE Annual Recruitment Conference, National Career Guidance Show, ISE School Leaver Conference and BFI Apprenticeships Conference.

Jenny Bicknell

Jenny Bicknell

Jenny is Director of Education Solutions and has worked in supporting training providers and colleges with their attraction and engagement strategies for over 12 years. Jenny specialises in developing and building bespoke digital and real world solutions and has worked alongside leading providers including BPP, Paragon, HIT, QA, Truo & Penwith & Exeter Colleges. Jenny has a personal passion for driving social mobility and supporting neurodiversity in recruitment

The Roundtable community includes…

Marianne Fletcher

Marianne Fletcher
Chief Operating Officer
Haddon Training

Carol Callum

Carol Callum
Customer Experience Lead
Haddon Training

Jasmin May

Jasmin May
Marketing
LDN Apprenticeships

Attendees of the previous events include:

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Firebrand Logo
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HIT Logo
LDN Logo
MAKE UK Logo
Paragon Skills Logo
Truro College Logo

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Talent Manager – Employer Team

Reporting to:
Head of Engagement and Selection
Chloe Hutchins

Work Location:
Home Based with occasional travel to team and the potential to attend client meetings

Salary:
Between £22,000 to £24,000 per annum 

Who we are?
We challenge industry stereotypes, we broaden horizons and we help young people to make informed decisions at the beginning of their working life. We believe every young person in the UK should have the access to the information they really need when taking that first step into employment.

We look at things a bit differently, helping young people understand what really interests them not just what’s available in the here and now. As a result, we’re proud to say we’ve helped over 2 million people through this process, but we want to help many more!

As a result of continued success, we are expanding our team and recruiting a Talent Manager.

What will you do?
As a Talent Manager at GetMyFirstJob, you’ll work in a consultative, coaching approach with our candidates, guiding them through the application process and forging strong relationships and bonds of trust in one of the most important times in their lives.

Acting as their recruitment advisor, you’ll be there with them throughout the whole process, from initial role exploration and CV submission, right through to interview preparation and onboarding. 

Alongside your responsibilities to candidates, you will also act as point of contact for external stakeholders, reporting back on your campaign findings, making strategic decisions and offering advice of best practice with a view of constant improvement.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and post opportunities across a range of platforms in line with employer and business requirements.
  • Contact candidates via phone, email and SMS to let them know about suitable opportunities
  • Receive and review applications, manage telephone/video interviews and online tests to create a shortlist of young people for the employer.
  • Check the suitability and eligibility of applicants before submitting their details to the employer.
  • Create talent pools on GetMyfirstJob system to support reverse marketing of candidates.
  • Prepare CVs and correspondence to forward to employers in respect of suitable applicants.
  • Organise interviews for young people as requested by the employer, conducting mock interviews if appropriate.
  • Support campaign managers with strategic decisions and providing relevant updates and answering questions on stakeholder calls.
  • Ensure the regular daily and accurate input of all activity in GetMyFirstJob systems.
  • Provide regular reports of business activity volumes, recruitment success and vacancies.
  • Being led by the data, driving your pipeline and activity from the Marketing team to fulfil campaign objectives.

What do you need?
To succeed in this role you’ll need to be passionate about making a difference in young peoples lives and have excellent communication skills. Other skills required include:

  • Driven with a proven track record at meeting recruitment objectives
  • Sound understanding of recruitment in a commercial environment
  • Self-motivation and ability to organise own time effectively
  • Maintain a current knowledge of UK apprenticeship requirements and policies
  • High level of literacy

If your experience matches our requirements, and you have a passion to help in the lives of our young people, then please click apply.

Please note due to a high volume of applicants we may not be able to respond to all applications. All successful candidates will be notified within 72 hours of application.

Talent Manager – Educator Team

Reporting to:
Manage Service Team Leader
Aaron Fox

Work Location:
Home Based with occasional travel to team meetings.

Salary:
£22,000 per annum, with the potential to earn a discretionary commission base of achieving recruitment targets

Who we are?
We challenge industry stereotypes, we broaden horizons and we help young people to make informed decisions at the beginning of their working life. We believe every young person in the UK should have the access to the information they really need when taking that first step into employment.

We look at things a bit differently, helping young people understand what really interests them not just what’s available in the here and now. As a result, we’re proud to say we’ve helped over 2 million people through this process, but we want to help many more!

As a result of continued success, we are expanding our team and recruiting a Talent Manager.

What will you do?
As a Talent Manager at GetMyFirstJob, you’ll work in a consultative, coaching approach with our candidates, guiding them through the application process and forging strong relationships and bonds of trust in one of the most important times in their lives.

Acting as their recruitment advisor, you’ll be there with them throughout the whole process, from initial role exploration and CV submission, right through to interview preparation and onboarding.

Alongside your responsibilities to candidates, you will also act as point of contact for external stakeholders, reporting back on your campaign findings, making strategic decisions and offering advice of best practice with a view of constant improvement.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and post opportunities across a range of platforms in line with employer and business requirements.
  • Support candidates from minority diversities with the application process via personal contact and events.
  • Receive and review applications, manage telephone/video interviews and online tests to create a shortlist of young people for the employer.
  • Check the suitability and eligibility of applicants before submitting their details to the employer.
  • Create talent pools on GMFJ system to support reverse marketing of candidates.
  • Prepare CVs and correspondence to forward to employers in respect of suitable applicants.
  • Organise interviews for young people as requested by the employer, conducting mock interviews if appropriate.
  • Support campaign managers with strategic decisions and providing relevant updates and answering questions on stakeholder calls.
  • Ensure the regular daily and accurate input of all activity in GMFJ systems.
  • Provide regular reports of business activity volumes, recruitment success and vacancies.
  • Being led by the data, driving your pipeline and activity from the Marketing team to fulfil campaign objectives.

What do you need?
To succeed in this role you’ll need to be passionate about making a difference in young peoples lives and have excellent communication skills. Other skills required include:

  • Driven with a proven track record at meeting recruitment objectives
  • Sound understanding of recruitment in a commercial environment
  • Self-motivation and ability to organise own time effectively
  • Maintain a current knowledge of UK apprenticeship requirements and policies
  • High level of literacy

If your experience matches our requirements, and you have a passion to help in the lives of our young people, then please click apply.

Please note due to a high volume of applicants we may not be able to respond to all applications. All successful candidates will be notified within 72 hours of application.