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Student Coach - 15 Month Secondment- London/ Birmingham

Student Coach - London or Birmingham    The...   This is a fantastic opportunity to join UK&I Talent Development within the Student Experience Team, where you will support the delivery of EY’s Student programmes.  

Job description

Student Coach - London or Birmingham 


The opportunity


This is a fantastic opportunity to join UK&I Talent Development within the Student Experience Team, where you will support the delivery of EY’s Student programmes.


As a Student Coach, your primary purpose is to support the professional development of students enrolled on an EY Student Programme. You will build and maintain a relationship with your cohort of students by providing coaching, work closely with their Counsellors and you will oversee the progress of your cohort of students to enable them to complete their programme of studies, providing support and interventions when needed. 


In this role, you will report to a Student Management & Delivery Manager.


Your key responsibilities


Student Management:

  • Coach students from initial assessment through to completion of their programme, identifying those not progressing as expected and supporting them to get back on track
  • Monitor and assess students’ development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, utilising regular progress reviews and available data
  • Respond to the well-being, mental, physical health and neurodiversity needs of students, providing appropriate guidance, escalating concerns and assessing the impact on their student programme
  • Identify and escalate safeguarding concerns in line with EY policies and procedures
  • Support students studying an apprenticeship in the building of evidence required for End Point Assessment
  • Provide support to students who are unsuccessful in an element of their professional qualification, ensuring all necessary processes are followed and documented
  • Utilise your programme knowledge to proactively manage changes to a student’s pathway in the event of a well-being case, exam fail or deferral. Work with the TSS to ensure timely action is taken to reflect changes in the Student Database, acting as an escalation point for TSS when required


Student Experience:

  • Support the student pastoral care provision through 1-2-1 discussions, focus groups and programme briefings with students.  Escalate and share feedback arising to enable continuous improvement
  • Support activities associated with onboarding new student cohorts throughout the year
  • Act as an escalation point for students, and their Counsellors, regarding their student programme
  • Support the development and delivery of initiatives to enhance student programmes
  • Actively support and guide Counsellors of students to ensure they understand the requirements of their role and the student programme


Quality Assurance:

  • Develop and maintains up-to-date knowledge of student programmes, apprenticeship requirements, ESFA and Ofsted expectations, and provide support in the event of external audit
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of the professional qualifications you are supporting, including but not limited to, structure, Institute rules and regulations, membership requirements and EY policy
  • Utilise the EY Student Database to maintain complete, accurate and timely student programme and qualification records
  • Share best practices, collaborating with other Coaches, TSS and GDS to provide consistency and quality across the programme


Skills and attributes for success:

  • Develops and establishes credibility and trust by demonstrating an understanding of an individual’s needs
  • Communicates effectively by displaying good listening skills and asking appropriate questions
  • Strong stakeholder management skills. Able to pre-empt stakeholder needs, communicate timely, and manage expectations proactively
  • Contributes to a positive team environment by demonstrating consistent commitment and optimism toward work challenges
  • Identifies issues affecting the business and individuals, providing a clear rationale to proposed change initiatives by effectively articulating potential benefits
  • Organises work in a way that appropriately prioritises the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Takes charge of personal development and seeks out opportunities for coaching and feedback regularly


To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with apprentices and their line managers
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail, an ability to deliver to deadlines and to prioritise effectively
  • An enthusiastic, can-do approach with a passion for supporting people
  • A desire to seize opportunities to build knowledge (e.g., researching, internal networks, role-specific webinars and events)
  • Ability to use own initiative, work independently and take responsibility


Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Coaching experience, working with individuals in the early stage of their career
  • A basic understanding of apprenticeships within the UK and the government’s apprenticeship strategy
  • Experience in supporting learners from diverse backgrounds and with varying support needs

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Advertising / Marketing / PR , Management
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required