Who we are
Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.
We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.
When you work for Activate Learning, you're working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone. Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.
About the role:
Activate Learning are recruiting for a Work Experience Coordinators to join our team in Guildford, supporting a caseload of students to develop their employability skills and prepare for a work experience placement relevant to their career plans.
Working alongside our teams of learning professionals, you will to deliver 'Preparation for Placement' sessions to students, as well as progress tracking sessions throughout the academic year to ensure all students are given the appropriate guidance and support to complete each stage of the Work Experience process.
You will ensure that all placements are accurately recorded on our work experience placement system and proactively support students and employers throughout the placements, ensuring excellent outcomes for all stakeholders. You will record leaners progress and compete the necessary health and safety paperwork to ensure the workplace is compliant in meeting the Colleges' minimum standard and is a safe environment for the learner.
This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Guildford campus, with travel to other campuses and placement settings required at times. What do you need to be successful as a work experience coordinator at Activate Learning?
We are looking for a highly organised and attentive individual, with strong administrative and IT skills, and experience in managing multiple tasks, tracking progress and reprioritising to achieve deadlines.
Your communication and interpersonal skills will be outstanding and support your ability to deliver inspirational individual or group sessions to learners. You will be empathetic and confident in supporting students to develop their work readiness/employability skills. Why work with the Activate Learning Group? Here are some of our benefits:
Applicants should apply at the earliest opportunity, closed vacancies will prevent application form submission. Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts.
- Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
- An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
- Access to qualified coaches for all staff
- Leadership and Management development programmes
- Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
- A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
- Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Employee resource groups
- Cycle to work scheme
- Refer a friend vacancy incentive
- Access to student discount programmes
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and expect all our staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, we do not sponsor work permits. Work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates who meet or exceed minimum criteria, regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity. Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.
Recruitment agencies who submit unsolicited CVs to any partner or employee at Activate Learning, have no authority to enter into an arrangement. Recruitment agencies engaging with Activate Learning Talent Team will be on our PSL.