Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice - Buckinghamshire College Group Buckinghamshire College Group

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone driven and enthusiastic who is looking to get into management in a Further Education College. Great way to gain a management degree, whilst benefiting from valuable work experience and a competitive salary. You will spend time with our HR, Marketing and MIS departments in a period of up to 4 years.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37 hours 30 hours on site – 7 hours off site in term time. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Specific Duties:  

  • To assist with the day to day operations of the relevant department, but also learn about other aspects of the College
  • To work collaboratively within the teams to ensure consistent planning and prioritisation of short and medium term work activities in response to agreed deadlines
  • To support administratively with open days, job fairs and enrolment events etc.
  •  Working in the departments at the Aylesbury Campus, and travelling to other sites when required
  • Liaise with relevant staff to ensure standards are consistent, paperwork and processes are in place and timely

Department Specific duties:


  • To provide administrative and clerical support to the HR team 
  • To compile and update employee records
  • To support at meetings taking notes where necessary.
  • To work flexibly as part of the HR Team undertaking a range of office duties as required
  • To support payroll in inputting and checking for accuracy staff data
  • To support managers in the preparation of new job descriptions and staffing requests


  • To assist with planning, organising and delivery of College events
  • To support marketing communication, internal and external, 
  • To support the Marketing Executive, Design and Online with social media channel output developing the College's presence on these platforms
  • To assist with external communication to current and future students and stakeholders
  • To assist and develop email campaigns, from creating content, designing templates, segmenting customer data, testing and delivering campaigns, to analysing the success of email marketing activity
  • To adapt and produce digital artwork for use on social media outlets in line with the college’s branding guidelines and marketing strategy when required
  • To assist in the commissioning and supervision of the production of audio and video assets for use on social media channels and media outlets


  • Application – processing the applications of prospective students
  • Enrolment – entering learners to the correct courses, being aware of College policies in terms of course combinations, and learner hours
  • Data entry - ensuring that data is entered and maintained to a high level of accuracy
  • Student enquiries - providing a good level of customer service when dealing with student queries, and researching in order to resolve it yourself, or taking responsibility in passing their enquiry on to the correct person or team
  • Compliance - assisting with data cleansing tasks to support the submission of data returns to external agencies
  • Funding - ensure that internal and external data systems are maintained to ensure that we meet our obligations under funding regulations
  • Exams - support in the facilitating of exams
  • Achievement - provide administrative support in the processing of achievement data and the recording of learner outcomes
  • Reporting - liaise with College staff on data capture, information and reporting needs

General duties:

  • Actively promote and market the College and present a positive image of the College and its activities both within and outside the College environment
  • Ensure the quality standards and performance measures applying to the work of the College are met and facilitate continuous improvements in all aspects of the post
  • Undergo any self-development and training as necessary for success in the role

The training you will be getting


  • 36 months practical training period, plus 3-6 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 3 years)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths ( if required)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management Practice
  • Level 6 Chartered Manager (Degree) Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to apply for vacant positions within the College

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C 9/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C 9/4) Essential

Things to consider

Skills required: • Organised approach with good discipline and a methodical way of working • Good numerical ability and ability to work with complex data • Highly computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Excel and Word • Ability to work on own initiative with a proactive approach to challenges • Effective, accurate and professional communication skills, both written and verbal • Good interpersonal and team working skills • Highly motivated and able to build relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally • Ability to influence individuals and teams to achieve desired goals and objectives • Ability to collect and record data, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail • Ability to prioritise own workload and work effectively in a busy environment. • Ability to deliver and promote outstanding customer service Personal qualities: • Good level of self-motivation and positive attitude • Take responsibility and pride in your work • Enthusiasm and commitment to achieve continuous improvement • Able to work under pressure with changing/competing priorities • Growth mind-set and a passion for learning • A willingness to build resilience and determination when managing difficult situations. • Open, approachable, authentic, and able to build trust with others. • Seeks the views of others and values diversity internally and externally. • Positive and adaptable, responding well to feedback and need for change. Qualifications required: • Seven GCSEs grade A*-C including Maths and English (4-9) • 3 A*-C at A-level (96 UCAS Points split across all 3 A Levels – NOTE: AS Levels are not included) • Complete Advanced Apprenticeship • BTEC (Pass, Pass, Distinction minimum)

About the employer

Transforming futures through learning. We deliver excellence in employer focused, technical, vocational and professional education improving life chances for individuals to realise their career ambitions, and supporting communities throughout Buckinghamshire and beyond. We are the only Further Education College in Buckinghamshire with 3 campuses in Aylesbury, Wycombe and Amersham. Our College, rated Ofsted ‘Good’, does one of the most important jobs in the country – it genuinely transforms lives by educating and training people of all ages to help them to succeed in life and create the skills society needs. Moreover, we do it very well. We have high standards, with good success rates for students and more students joining us each year. The Bucks College Factor means that our students go further and achieve more through inspirational learning experiences that go far beyond the curriculum. Our staff are the most important resource that the College has in securing this success. We therefore value our staff highly and aspire to provide a diverse, supportive, open and inclusive environment where everyone can flourish and pursue their career goals. We offer a competitive reward and benefits package (30 days holiday) and high quality continuing professional development tailored for each individual.


Buckinghamshire College Group


Oxford Road


HP21 8PD

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience



Apprenticeship standard

Chartered manager (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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