Early Talent & Apprenticeship Coordinator

We have an exciting new opportunity working as our Early Talent and Apprenticeship Coordinator! Reporting into and supporting the Early Talent Apprenticeship Partner to operationalise an award-winning Early Careers strategy with diverse feeder programmes and varied routes to market to demonstrate that City & Guilds leads by example and are fully inclusive!

You will own the hiring process in alignment with our systems and processes, developing and maintaining strong relationships with hiring managers and providing coaching and supporting through the hiring process. Our successful candidate will offer a best-in-class candidate experience that is highly professional and ensures a positive impression of City & Guilds as an Employer!

You will need to be based in the UK working on a hybrid basis with a mix of home and office. We offer flexible working but request presence in City & Guilds offices as required for this role. 

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

From 27,000 per annum (London) From 25,000 per annum (National)
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Business Unit
Corporate Affairs
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You will support the deployment of City & Guilds early talent and apprenticeship strategy, aligning social mobility and DEI with key objectives. Key tasks in this role will be to monitor and coordinate all apprentice activities including learning, mentoring and events, supporting the development and delivery of work experience and internship programmes across the organisation.

You will be fully immersed across C&G teams to collaborate and effectively embed early talent and apprenticeships and to champion as gold standard.

You will also be required to manage partnerships with third parties, e.g., charities with expertise in supporting in areas of health and wellbeing as required upon recruitment.

Working within agreed service performance and team measures, you will be expected to deliver accuracy, service quality and compliance.

You will also contribute to ad hoc projects across early talent and apprenticeships, to support attraction, development & retention, for example social media posting, EVP, Careers site.

About you

You will have proven hands-on Early Talent experience, experienced working with diverse groups. You should have exceptional stakeholder management skills as you will be required to build relationships across the business with hiring managers and candidates.

Our successful candidate will have excellent written communication skills, you will be tasked with writing engaging advert copy alongside other recruitment support materials.

A team player who is also capable of working independently, you will pride yourself in giving first class customer service.

This will be a busy role therefore the ability to multi-task, working at pace whilst maintaining accuracy will be required.

You will have strong technology skills (both MS Office and ATS system experience would be ideal).

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, eLearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone. 

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example, work pattern, job share, hours or location.

Next Steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

We shortlist for our vacancies on an ongoing basis, and we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. Please can you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

City & Guilds are a Disability confident employer. Please let us know if you require any support/adjustments at your interview and if successful any adjustments needed to support you in your role. If this is required, please email; careers@cityandguilds.com