Industry / Work Placement Coordinator. Engineering. Part Time (22.2 hours per week). Term Time Only (40 weeks per year). Permanent.
We are looking to appoint an Industry/Work Placement Coordinator to join our large and energetic Engineering department. The successful applicant will source and liaise with external agencies/employers and organise industry placements/work experience for a caseload of students predominantly aged between 16 and 18 years. You will carry out health and safety risk assessments and act as the first point of contact for the employer and the Students prior to and during the work placement. Your role will support students to become independent through the development of their employability skills, preparing them to progress to positive destinations.
The successful candidate will have a Level 3 qualification in IAG or counselling/coaching, a Level 3 or equivalent vocational qualification (Engineering related industry preferable) and a Level 2 minimum in English and maths (GCSE Grade C or above, GCSE Grade 4 or above or equivalent). Having experience of working with young people and some knowledge of the Engineering/Motor Vehicle industry would be an advantage.
You will be a proactive individual and possess excellent communication skills and the ability to approach difficult issues in a calm and responsible manner. You will be able to build effective working relationships with employers, students and colleagues to maximise opportunities.
Closing date: 15th December 2020
We are one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the UK with more than 20,000 students studying with us on a wide range of courses. Our mission is to equip people with the skills they need to be successful in education, in work and business and in their personal lives.
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