Employer Relations Manager

Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom


Reference: AF698982WolERM

Closing date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Employer Relationship Manager

Purpose of Role:

The Employer Relationship Manager will be responsible for engaging with employers to source job and Apprenticeship vacancies and work experience opportunities. These should enable learners to have a relevant and meaningful experience or opportunity related to their skills, interests and vocational areas of knowledge / expertise. The Employer Relationship Manager will liaise with Operations Managers, Tutors and Mentors to share the opportunities for follow-up.

Essential Job Functions 

  • Sourcing of potential new employers who can offer suitable work experience placement and employment opportunities, in-line with learner and programme needs.
  • Maintain relationships and regular contact with current employers so new placement and positive destination opportunities can be sourced and shared with Centres for matching.
  • Ensure sufficient opportunities are sourced to cater for all learners
  • Ensure learners are fully prepared for interviews with the employer (and be prepared to assist where required).
  • Develop relationships with colleges and apprenticeship providers to support the learners’ journey into work experience or a positive destination with them.
  • Ensure Centres are supporting Learners in work placements to ensure they are safe and well, and are having a valuable experience.
  • Respond to any issues which may arise with Learners and employers during work placement periods and refer to the relevant Manager where necessary.
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly reports to reflect work experience and positive destination performance against set company targets and forecasts.
  • Undertake pre-vet risk assessments of all placements prior to first use and ensure the requirements of Health & Safety Work Act and the company’s Health and Safety policy are adhered to.
  • Ensure review of pre-vets on an annual basis.
  • Manage and ensure completion of work placement agreements and paperwork required to evidence completion of work placements as outlined by Skills Training UK.
  • Attend and actively participate in morning briefings and other meetings as directed by the Centre Manager.
  • Liaise with and co-ordinate support from CIAG providers such as Connexions and the National Careers Service to ensure al learners can access impartial Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance during their programme.
  • Liaise with the Bootcamps Team when a positive destination is secured by Learners to ensure exit paperwork is submitted and accurately reflects the progression.
  • Ensure completion of agreements between the employer and Skills Training UK.
  • Attend local business networking events as part of the sourcing of new employers and opportunities.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of the local labour market intelligence and LEP priorities for the region and use these to inform opportunities sourced.

Standard Responsibility Requirements

  • Participate in the staff review process to include identification of own training needs.
  • Evidence own CPD and achievement using the Breathe HR system.
  • Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
  • Advance and integrate equality and diversity throughout all activities.
  • Comply with Skills Training UK policies and procedures.
  • Ensure and protect the safeguarding of and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and follow the appropriate processes in place where concerns arise.

Required Skills

  • Be target-driven and able to perform against weekly and monthly key performance indicators set.
  • Be able to maintain spreadsheet and MI system records.
  • Be able to produce accurate daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Be able to engage and develop positive professional relationships with employers.
  • Have knowledge and expertise of programme funding
  • Have knowledge of the Ofsted inspection process

Education and Experience


  • Level 2 (eg. GCSE or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths
  • Relevant industry experience, including Sales

The benefits of the role:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Expenses
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Equality of Opportunity:

Skills Training UK is fully committed to the principle and promotion of equal opportunities for all and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination, direct or indirect. All employees are expected to actively support the development, dissemination and implementation of this aim and related policies and programmes.

Skills Training UK wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.


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