End Point Assessor - Apprenticeship - Supply Chain Operator - Traffic Office and Removals Operative (Level 2) 2020
Closing date:31 March 2021 at midnight
Pearson are currently recruiting for End Point Assessors for Supply Chain Operator - Traffic Office and Removals Operative.
Overview of the independent end-point assessor role:
The Government has introduced a requirement that all apprenticeships contain an end-point assessment (EPA) which is a holistic assessment of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour (KSBs) that have been learnt throughout the apprenticeship. This is to make sure that apprentices meet the rigorous standard set by employers and are fully competent in the relevant occupation. Pearson must provide employers with the confidence that completing an apprenticeship means an individual is fully job-ready and that all apprentices, following the same standard, are assessed consistently, regardless of where they are undertaking their apprenticeship or who they are doing it with.
An independent EPA means that those making a decision on the competency of the apprentice have nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment. To maintain independence within the scope of this EPA, an independent end-point assessor (IEA) can only undertake end-point assessments of apprentices, with whom they have no conflict of interest. This means they must be independent of the registered apprenticeship training provider at which the apprentice completed their on-programme element, and must not have been involved in the on-programme training, assessment, or line management of such apprentices.
The end-point assessments will be conducted onsite, on dates agreed with employers and/or providers if appropriate. IEAs will record and submit the EPA outcomes, with clear justifications for the grading decisions. EPA activities will be quality assured by Pearson quality assurance representatives.
IEAs for this EPA will be qualified assessors that meet the occupational profile of the apprentices they are assessing and will be trained, standardised and approved to operate as IEAs. The IEAs will undertake EPAs in line with the associated apprenticeship assessment plan, and the materials provided by Pearson. Please see the below Key Accountabilities and Person Specification sections for further details.
The IEA will:
Supply Chain Operators are primarily responsible for managing the movement of goods for a variety of customers across all sectors, and as such their customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers in local areas, depending on their organisation. They may be required to work in shifts, for example overnight or working on weekends, and some (depending on the nature of their organisation) may be required to work internationally in Europe or at worldwide destinations.
Typical Apprentice Job Role - Traffic Office:
Traffic or Transport Officer: managing the movement of goods for a variety of customers, either own account or third party, from manufacturer or supplier to final destination or for onward delivery
Typical Apprentice Job Role - Removals Operative:
The preparation for and performance of packing / unpacking and moving household, office and other furniture, goods and equipment into or out of new premises or storage or preparation for transit, both domestically and internationally.
Removals Operatives often prepare and travel with the removal truck, and long-distance moves may involve nights away from home. Moving furniture involves a lot of walking, bending and lifting and is hard, physical work.
Background and Experience (essential):
Skills & Knowledge (Essential)
- Health and Safety requirements in the workplace
- industry structure and processes
- relevant legal and regulatory frameworks
- a range of products and services offered within the industry
- systems, tools, equipment, machinery and processes used within relevant roles
Any applicant undertaking this role will be expected to:
Note: Please indicate your most recent or relevant Supply Chain, Traffic Office or Removals Operative experience in Occupational section of the form. If your sector is not listed please contact the recruitment team on associate.pearson.com
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