Emerging Careers Lead

Job description

Our mission is clear: to be the most reliable and efficient provider of technical industrial services.

KAEFER UK & Ireland provides a large and growing range of industries with asset integrity services including access solutions, insulation, surface protection, HVAC fabrication, EC&I and more. We focus on improving energy efficiency and extending asset life cycles.

The company has thirteen operating centres across the UK and Ireland, employing approximately 3,500 highly skilled and experienced people. Our people are our lifeforce and every day they deliver excellence to our customers.

KAEFER UK & Ireland is part of the KAEFER group, a global €2.3 billion business with its headquarters in Bremen, Germany. KAEFER works on more than 5,500 job-sites internationally, with around 32,000 employees. With unrivalled experience and expertise, our teams provide trusted partnerships and tailored support to execute even the most challenging and complex projects for clients.

We take pride in being part of a global company with common values and many diverse and individual voices. We make positive contributions in the communities where we live and work, after all when it counts, count on us!


 Our emerging careers lead will focus on continuing to develop and grow the number of colleagues who are currently in earn and learn schemes.  We are proud to be gold members of the 5% club which means we have at least 5% of our workforce in earn and learn schemes.  We have currently over 50  apprentices in a range of our core trades including scaffolding, insulation and painting with ambitions to grow this further .

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop the infrastructure including attraction, onboarding, and induction, to support our colleagues to succeed in their learning and continue to develop their careers at KAEFER.
  • Working with the Head of Talent acquisition to support attraction and recruitment of Emerging talent.
  • Develop and manage relationships with external Apprenticeship providers and Colleges to ensure excellent quality of training delivery and support and to extend the range of apprenticeships and standards we offer to meet the needs of the business.
  • Develop an engagement/retention programme for apprentices including appointment of mentors and supporting the integration of apprentices into the organisation,
  • Work with the wider People team to shape career paths.
  • Create and develop a strong external network to increase KAEFER’s visibility and build knowledge and expertise.
  • Work with the business to support current graduates and support a wider graduate programme.

Please send applications or enquiries to  jobs.kaeferltd.co.uk

Emerging Careers Lead overview




Riverside House, Rolling Mill Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DP

Qualifications required

The successful candidate will: Be someone who has experience in all front-end responsibilities with early careers/emerging talent. Have a creative and innovative approach to attraction and retention to meet the needs across the UK & Ireland. Strong communicator, digitally savvy, strong MS office user. Ability to develop compelling visual materials.