This apprenticeship has been designed to develop the apprentice into the role of a team leader or supervisor. It is ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step into line management or to further advance those who already have some experience of managing a team and/or project but who wish to expand or formalise those skills.
Key day-to-day responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing & developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems and building relationships both internally and externally. Future job roles and occupations may include becoming a supervisor, team leader, project officer, shift supervisor, foreperson, and shift manager.
The apprentice’s job role must allow sufficient opportunities for the apprentice to undertake activities and tasks related to the standard, and to implement and demonstrate learning acquired through their studies. They must have access to real work which is valid and productive, giving the apprentice opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills which meet the apprenticeship standard.
The employer is also expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities such as online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events or revision and assignments set as homework. This off-the-job training supports and strengthens the day-to-day work undertaken and is an essential part of the apprenticeship.