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Academy Trainer and Apprenticeship Lead

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Academy Trainer and Apprenticeship Lead


£35,000 – £40,000




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Full time – 7 months maternity cover

Academy Trainer with 7-month Maternity Cover of the Apprenticeship Lead Role

  • Position:  Academy Trainer with 7-month maternity cover of the Apprenticeship Lead role
  • Salary Banding: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
  • Hours:  Full time / 40 hours
  • Location:  Multiple locations across the business, predominantly Epsom Head Office
  • Start date: Monday 14th November

What is an Academy Trainer?

Fennies Academy has been created as part of our commitment to the learning and development for both the internal staff throughout Fennies and new employees. Our Academy Trainer will be focused on internal professional growth at Fennies, creating and facilitating dynamic sessions that inspire and help to improve the practice of our individuals. Being passionate about Early Years and child development is essential!

What is does the 7-month maternity cover of the Apprenticeship Lead role include?

For the first 7 months of your employment, you will be maternity cover for the Apprenticeship Lead role for 2 days a week. This is an exciting opportunity to work with managers across the organisation, sharing learner data, providing guidance on apprenticeship requirements, and ensuring these are delivered to an exceptional standard. As Apprenticeship Lead you will visit the nurseries to support the learners and management with the apprenticeship programme, working with our training provider to meet individual learner requirements and develop knowledge and skills .

Who are Fennies?

Leading the early years sector since 1992, Fennies Nurseries are there at the forefront of early education with our well-designed buildings, our supportive Fennies Academy and our quality focused education team. As an organisation, we are continually growing but remain true to our guiding principle of “The right start for under 5’s” and are delighted to have been recognised with many childcare and employment awards. Here at Fennies we thoroughly believe in hiring based on character above all else, so you’ll be joining an award winning team and a growing business with an exceptional culture.

As an organisation, our aim is to change the perception of the nursery industry by being the best and moving it forward. We do things differently, we care, we listen, we’re constantly learning from each other and refining our craft.

What will I be doing?

  • Bringing the Fennies culture and values to life, being an excellent role model
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise of internal and external professionals to engage and inspire the Fennies family
  • Review training; prioritising needs, arranging suitable locations and a frequency of dates to meet demand
  • Reporting on training and learner data trends
  • Utilise varied delivery styles to drive the best engagement
  • Contribute and lead on projects, being a part of the creation of early years learning and development opportunities
  • Ensure mandatory training requirements for individual roles and responsibilities are tracked
  • Building out our offering through in-person facilitation, webinars and live streaming content as well as on-demand learning, thinking about pre and post task learning to embed practice
  • Autonomy to take the lead on projects, to help shape each learner’s career journey at Fennies, liaising with relevant stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Optional longer term coaching clients, to support reflective practice

What experience do I need?

  • Be an engaging facilitator who creates an exceptional first impression
  • A natural approach to people, building a space where individuals are comfortable to be themselves
  • Experience of managing and leading projects
  • At least three years working within the Early Years sector is preferrable
  • L3 or above Early Years qualification is preferrable
  • Experience working with apprenticeships is preferrable
  • Experience of having led training previously, training or teaching qualification is preferrable


  • Bonus scheme
  • Lunch provided daily by Fennies Café
  • £500 refer a friend bonus for L3 Qualified Staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Lunch provided
  • Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Ongoing continuous development, quality training and mentoring
  • Part of growing business with a professional, passionate, and friendly team
  • Supportive and caring team, who are here to support your professional development
  • Fennies Fresh – discounted food from our in-house healthy takeaway service

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