The Team Leader/ Supervisor apprenticeship is an exciting new work-based route towards developing Team Leaders/ Supervisors and includes:
work-based learning, which means that the apprentice is in paid employment for the duration of their apprenticeship and receives on the job training and support
business education through a Provider (with potential to lead to a CMI qualification)
The apprenticeship is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, team leaders and/or supervisors. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career that wish to become team leaders/ supervisors as well as those aspiring or existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.
A team leader/ supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/ project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.
Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.
Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.
Roles/Occupations may include Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.
This Apprenticeship will typically take 12-18 months years to complete, but can take longer or shorter depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.
NB - apprenticeships must take a minimum 12 months of learning.