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Placement Officer

  • Date posted: Wednesday, 1 May 2024
  • Closing date: Sunday, 26 May 2024
  • Location: Blackburn
  • Salary: £23,284 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Department: Apprenticeship Preparation Programme
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Interview date: TBC

Vacancy Description

We have an exciting opportunity at Training 2000 for a Placement Officer to join an established team of professionals within the Traineeships department. We are looking for a committed, passionate and dedicated individual to join the team to support the growth of the programme and continue the successes.

The main purpose of the role is to recruit and retain employers who can provide high quality opportunities for work experience and apprenticeship vacancies, in line with our Apprenticeship Preparation Programme requirements.

Some of the key duties of the role will include: 

  • To utilise effective employer engagement strategies to ensure sufficient employers across a range of occupational areas and geographical locations are engaged and retained in supporting the objectives required.
  • To match learners to opportunities in accordance with needs, aspirations, objectives and the results of initial assessment, thus enabling them to be better prepared for work, with the end intention of work experience turning into apprenticeship and job opportunities.
  • Be actively involved in preparing learners for work experience through delivery of relevant sessions, in a group setting or on a 1 to 1 basis.
  • To regularly review learner progress within the work placement and maintain a level of learner contact, support and IAG throughout the programme, commensurate with individual needs for continued engagement and success in all aspects of their programmes.

Please refer to the Role Profile for more information

Why work for Training 2000?

We believe Training 2000 is a great place to work. We genuinely care about our employees and offer a highly competitive benefits package, including:

  • 27 days holiday (increasing to 32 days in accordance with service) plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days holiday per year
  • Contributory pension scheme (after a qualifying period)
  • Life insurance based on 4 x annual salary
  • Health Cash Plan (after qualifying period)
  • Annual CPD days and opportunities for career development and progression
  • Family friendly policies
  • Modern facilities
  • Remote working
  • Free parking (on and off-site)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Equality of Opportunity

Training 2000 are committed to equality, diversity and access for all. We firmly believe in having a good work life balance and recognise that everyone is unique in their own way.

Applicants who, because of a disability, would prefer recruitment information/forms in a more accessible format should contact the HR team by e-mail: or by telephone: 01254 54659

Safeguarding Statement

The safeguarding of our learners is at the heart of everything that we do. Training 2000 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, learners, sub-contractors, employers and visitors to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to the receipt of enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or a check via the Update Service as well as other recruitment checks.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, we conduct social media checks for all candidates shortlisted for interview in order to ascertain their suitability to work with children and young people.

We reserve the right to close this job vacancy early, should we find a suitable candidate prior to the closing date specified.