An Operations/Departmental Manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects. They also achieve operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of the delivery of their organisation's strategy. Roles may include those of Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager and Department Manager as well as other specialist managers.
Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, their specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same.
Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at grade 4 and above.
You will work with your assessor to ensure that you have all the knowledge and behaviours to complete the end-point assessment which will consist of:
You will need to have all personal protective equipment (PPE) required to undertake the role legally and safely.
You could progress to a Level 6 programme.
As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.
Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.
Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.
I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.