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Learning & Development Advisor - Apprenticeships

  • Job reference: CS-002447
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Derby
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SNC-Lavalin is going through an exciting period of change. A Canadian listed engineering and construction firm, on July 2017 they acquired the UK engineering consultancy Atkins bringing with it a great opportunity to re-position the SNC-Lavalin brand in the eyes of our markets and ahead of our competitors. The combined group now has approximately 50,000 employees around the world and both Atkins and SNC-L’s offerings combined give us the opportunity to continue our growth. The future of engineering and construction is in the greater use of data, combined with technologies to deliver our services more efficiently and bring different offerings to our clients. From apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, to mobility as a service and digital asset management, we are combining our traditional engineering skills with technology to fundamentally change the way we do things. 

The SNC-L Atkins Learning & Development team formed part of wider HR function are in a position to recruit a new role - Apprentice Advisor in our Derby Office.

The role will support the Early Careers team. The team delivers the Graduate Development Programme (GDP), Professional Apprentice Programme (PA), co-ordinates several professional development schemes including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme and the assessment of professional competence (APC) scheme for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has overall responsibility for Careers across UK & Europe within SNC Lavalin. 

Essential duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Your role will include:
• Dealing with any related issues and complaints from apprentices and line managers, including AskHR referrals and escalating where appropriate;
• Maintenance of HR guidance, collaboration sites and databases;
• Supporting other L&D programmes and projects as required.
• Work in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 
• Support APA Lead with operational delivery of the APA programme:
o Prepare annual recruitment data 
o Managing relationships with the colleges and providers+
o Organising the APA programme events; booking and logistics of induction
o Being a first point of contact for the colleges and apprentices’ line managers regarding the APA programme, attendance etc
o Prepare training agreements, obtain all necessary approval signatures, issue and file
o Manage apprentice data on the master tracker to include checking providers, eligibility and chasing of docs

Job Parameters:
• Actively contribute to a continuous improvement culture.
• Create, manage and maintain effective cross-functional, interdepartmental relationships to ensure the organisation delivers the most valuable service to customers.
• Always behave in a professional manner befitting SNC-Lavalin’s reputation.
• Accountable for proactively identifying and resolving key safety risks in all relevant projects. 
• Ensuring all safety accidents/incidents are reported in the correct laid out procedure and corrective action is taken where necessary.
• Ensure the working environment is maintained in a safe and tidy condition.

Key Knowledge:
• Knowledge of SNC Lavalin business structure and in-business apprentice schemes
• Apprentice development – external landscape and internal processes
• Professional development schemes 
• Relevant HR processes

• Strong verbal and written communication
• Ability to work under pressure, manage tight deadlines and conflicting demands
• Proven track record in effective task organisation and prioritisation, with excellent attention to detail
• Ability to influence stakeholders including at senior levels
• Analytical and numerate 
• Strong IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, as well as collaboration tools e.g. Sharepoint and databases
• Team worker
• Customer focussed
• Good L&D role model (curious, self-directed learner, values feedback, undertakes CPD)
• Flexible and professional attitude
• Excellent networking and interpersonal skills. 

Key Interfaces:
• UK&E Learning and Talent Development team.
• HRC Learning and Development team. 
• Wider HR community. 
• Key contacts within the business. 

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and benefits: 
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance: 
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 


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