Apprentice External Quality Assurance (EQA) Officer AIM Qualifications & Assessment Group

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at AIM Qualifications & Assessment Group as an Apprentice External Quality Assurance (EQA) Officer. This role is vital to the success of organisation in providing the services we offer as a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO).

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • 26 days holidays, plus additional holidays at Christmas • Free Tea/Coffee • Free parking • Pension • Employee Assistance Programme

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    5 days per week. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The purpose of this role is to support the organisation by organising and supporting external quality assurance activities
  • This role is very important to ensure that our CASS strategy is followed. Without this role, assessment monitoring events and sampling cannot be completed effectively
  • This role is also crucial to ensure that incoming External Quality Assurance monitoring requests are checked to ensure EQA monitoring is required, allocated appropriately and charged if applicable
  • To support the organisation by facilitating external quality assurance (EQA) activities. This includes the training and standardisation of EQAs and supporting centres with the assessment monitoring process
  • This role is key to AIM’s CASS Strategy and the sampling processes used by AIM group and will at time contribute to internal audit activity

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This apprenticeship will be completed by working 4 days per week onsite with the employer, learning the job role and gaining valuable work experience, and then 1 day per week completing college work remotely
  • English and maths Functional Skills may be completed alongside the apprenticeship if necessary, however, passing this will be mandatory to receive the apprenticeship qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful apprenticeship may be offered a permanent position with the company upon completing the course

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Works well under pressure, Able to prioritise tasks well


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

• This role involves long periods of times working on and using computers. • If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a Derby College email address ( Please make sure to check your Inbox as well as your Spam/Junk folders, to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Please consider whitelisting the domain in your email system. Failure to respond to emails will lead to withdrawal of your application.

About the employer

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services. We operate from 2 sites in Derby and Wolverhampton.


AIM Qualifications & Assessment Group





DE24 8BX

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Training provider



Niall Cade

01332 387420

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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