Progress Mentor (Apprenticeships)

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 578399007-2
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: City of Portsmouth College
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £22,238.18
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Cyber Security, Energy and Utilities, PR & Communications, Teaching and Education
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Do you have experience in working with and supporting Apprentices throughout their programme by helping them set and achieve targets, delivery of Cross College themed weeks and have good organisation and communication skills? If so, you could be just what we are looking for!

We are looking to recruit 2 x Progress Mentor to support the Apprenticeship Academy on a fixed term basis until 31 July 2022.

This is an exciting time to join the team at the City of Portsmouth College, a new college formed by the merger of Highbury College and Portsmouth College. You will have drive and energy, passion and commitment to helping the City of Portsmouth College to develop and maintain outstanding spaces for our students, staff and visitors to learn and work in and enjoy.

The Apprenticeship Progress Mentor is responsible to the Head of Compliance for ensuring high quality apprentice and employer support in order that the significant majority of college apprentices are onboarded effectively, attend off the job training sessions, make good progress and ultimately are ready to pass through Gateway and end point assessment (EPA) to achieve in a timely manner. Team working and communications within an overall approach that values people will be of key importance.

About Us

In August 2021, Highbury College and Portsmouth College merged to form the City of Portsmouth College. The new organisation is a general further education college in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Total income is c£30m in 2021-22.

It provides vocational and academic education and training, from first-step courses to university level foundation degrees, specialised services for business and education in the community. Courses include A Levels, vocational diplomas (BTECs), GCSEs, Foundation Degrees, Apprenticeships and unaccredited leisure courses.

The College has more than 55 years of experience during which time it has built a strong reputation for both academic, technical and professional programmes. It also has close relationships with those working in various industries which ensure the ever-changing needs of employers in the area are met.

The College actively promotes lifelong learning and delivers a wide range of adult courses at more than 40 community venues in and around Portsmouth, as well as at four College campuses.

The College is also a provider of apprenticeship training in the south east and currently offers apprenticeships in more than 40 subject areas.

We offer a range of staff benefits including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holidays and great on-site facilities.

How to Apply

The closing date for the role is 26 May2022. We will be monitoring the applications daily and reserve the right to withdraw the advert early. If you are interested, waste no time and apply today by following the links below! Please note we are not able to accept applications by CV only.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact the HR department on

The City of Portsmouth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. The College celebrates diversity and aims to recruit a diverse range of staff.

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