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Graduate Job Learning & Development Officer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J1131
Salary: £30k - 35k per year  

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With a presence across five continents, this is an exciting opportunity to join the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of cold rolled metal profiles. 50 years of experience and innovation has led to the company building a reputation for both technical and service excellence. They believe it is their people who have allowed them to experience such significant growth, innovation and success and they are now looking for a Learning & Development Officer to join the team.


You will take chief responsibility for the leadership, design and delivery of a customer-focused, operational learning and development function, aligned with the business' objectives.


  • Produce organisational strategy and plans to meet training and development needs; manage training delivery, measurement and follow-up as necessary
  • Design solutions to meet the company's training requirements and 2020 Growth Strategy
  • Manage and co-ordinate leadership development within the business
  • Evaluating learning impact on the business
  • Oversee and develop the company's Apprenticeship programme
  • Effectively communicate and influence buy in of L&D projects across all levels of the group
  • Lead, develop and evaluate a comprehensive Mandatory Training Programme to meet legal and company requirements
  • Lead, develop and evaluate staff appraisal process with a view to providing a skills gap analysis to support training needs
  • Lead, develop and evaluate Graduate training programs
  • Maintain accurate training records for staff
  • Plan departmental/functional training budgets, forecast costs and delegate numbers as required by organisational planning and budgeting systems
  • Assess relevant training needs for staff individuals and organisation, in consultation with departmental heads, including assessment methods and measurement systems entailed
  • Stay informed as to relevant skill and qualifications levels required by staff for effective performance, circulate requirements and relevant information to the organisation as appropriate
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and effective delivery of training
  • Understand the quality standards and processes across the business to ensure training records are kept in line with ISO standards


The company are ideally seeking someone with a manufacturing or engineering background, who has strong communication and interpersonal skills and can remain calm under pressure. Due to the focus on implementation in this role, it requires someone who is very much process and procedure driven.

More specifically, the following are required:

  • Strong background of successful project management skills
  • Effective influencing and communication skills
  • Change Management experience enabling best practice behaviour
  • Ability to effectively manage standardisation of process
  • Management of sensitive performance issues
  • Thrives in a fast paced, results-oriented environment requiring a high degree of flexibility whilst retaining business disciplines
  • Experience of managing and implementing innovative projects
  • Excellent IT skills

You must hold a degree, management qualification or relevant professional qualification such as the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice.

You must be able to demonstrate maintenance of Continuous Professional Development.

A full, current driving licence is required for this role.


For the right individual, this is fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career with a highly successful, West Midlands manufacturing business. If you think this sounds like the next move to advance your career we want to hear from you.

Please apply today by submitting your CV for immediate consideration.

Discovery Executive are our managing consultants.  All applications received, direct or otherwise, will be processed by Discovery.


Location: West Midlands

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