You can start this apprenticeship at any time.
The apprenticeship is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, operations/departmental managers. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career as well as those aspiring or existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.
An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieves operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisation’s strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same.
Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.
An apprenticeship is first and foremost a job with substantial training and the development of knowledge and skills, including transferable skills. Apprentices must be in paid employment for the duration of their apprenticeship, and combine working with studying. Apprenticeships are a way for people of all ages to ‘earn while they learn’, gaining a qualification and a real future.
Apprenticeships have a number of benefits for employers, apprentices, and Providers.