Industries

management and team leading

Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and Work Experience

Management & Team Leading


If you love motivating people to be the best that they can be, then a role in management and team leading may be perfect for you. Managers are crucial to the daily running of all organisations, from the largest multi-national companies, to small local businesses. In this industry, you can really make a difference.

Industry Summary

Many people harbour management aspirations, but to be a successful manager or team leader it’s much more difficult than just telling people what to do. To become successful in this industry, you need to be multi-talented. It’s important to hone your problem solving and communication skills before attempting to delegate to others, so when applying to a role in this sector make sure to get plenty of experience.

As a manager, you’ll be concerned with the strategy, structure and organisation of a company, ensuring that a business runs smoothly. Being an effective manager means leading by example; so, if you’re highly organised and can think of the spot to come up with solutions to problems, this may be a perfect career for you.

Management and team leading positions exist in every industry and have involvement in nearly every department that exists. It’s important to keep in mind that you’ll no longer be responsible just for you – you’ll have to ensure the others in your team are happy and productive. Of course, it’s not just people you’ll be involved with. Project managers are in charge of resources (and often people) and ensuring that a deadline is met.   

 

What options can I take for a career in management and team leading?

 

Work Experience

Work in management is highly competitive. Employers look for candidates with past work experience in managing or team leading where you can build up the skills to lead effectively before moving into their business. There are plenty of organisations across the UK, from small businesses to huge firms that offer work experience opportunities to interested recruits. Not only will this show future employers that you are highly motivated, but you’ll also be able to try and see if you really like working in the sector.

Specific management experience may be difficult to come by in some organisations, but it is possible to display leadership qualities in other ways. Whether that is taking the initiative to lead a project at school or college, or even petition to become the head of a university society, there are a range of ways you can emphasise the qualities that make you a great team leader.

Unsure about what a work placement could involve? You should’ve asked!

 

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship in management and team leading may be your path to your dream career. You’ll be able to work with an employer, gaining hands-on experience of the workplace, and interact with colleagues who have been in the industry for years, learning from their expertise. You also will be studying towards a qualification which will give you theoretical understanding behind the sector, which you will then be able to apply to your role. There are management and team leading roles available across many different businesses in the UK, and also at many different levels – from advanced Level 3 apprenticeships, to Level 7 master’s degree apprenticeships.

  • Level 3 – Team leader/supervisor
  • Level 4 – Associate Project Manager
  • Level 5 – Operation/departmental manager
  • Level 6 – Chartered Manager
  • Level 7 – Senior Leader

Want to know what apprenticeships are all about? We have you covered!

 

Degree Apprenticeships

A degree apprenticeship is an amazing option for those who want to go straight into a career in the management and team leading industry, but also want to obtain a university degree. Not only will you get first-hand experience of the industry, but you will also be able to earn your qualification, which your employer will pay for, and also be paid a salary for all of your hard work. 

  • Level 6 – Project Manager (degree)

Is a degree apprenticeship up your street? We’ll help you know!

 

University

University is a great option if you’re seriously considering entering into a management and team leading role. You’ll get to learn all the skills about what makes an effective manager and the theoretical understanding of the wider industry and apply this to your job after you graduate. You’ll be able to choose units that interest you or area of management you wish to specialise in and set you up for your future career. Here are some of the degree options that are available to you:

  • Project Management BA (Hons)
  • Business and Management BA (Hons)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management BSc (Hons)
  • Leadership, Business and Management BA (Hons)
  • Business Management and Leadership BSc (Hons)

Want to find out what University could offer you? We have your back!

 

Graduate Jobs

A majority of large organisations across all sectors in the UK recruit graduates to management and team leading roles which can dive straight into after achieving your degree. Roles in management are also available to graduates who have a degree background in other subjects through the offer of graduate schemes. These are structured training programmes offered by employers to ensure that their graduates have the skills necessary to succeed in their management career. They also give you the opportunity to rotate around different roles in a company – this means you can greater skills and narrow down which aspects of the business appeal to you.

Want to know what graduate jobs are all about? We can help!

 

Other routes

One common alternative route into management and team leading is by entering a company and then progressing your way up through the ranks to management once you impress your employers with your talents. Alternatively, you could set up your own business and become an entrepreneur – what could be better than being your own boss?

Begin your dream career in management and team leading!

Career Progression, Discover Your Future

Human resource managers and directors

Work Description

Human resource managers and directors plan, organise and direct the personnel, training and industrial relations policies of organisations, advise on resource allocation and utilisation problems, measure the effectiveness of an organisation’s systems, methods and procedures and advise on, plan and implement procedures to improve utilisation of labour, equipment and materials.

Qualification

There are no pre-set entry standards, although entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available. NVQs/SVQs in relevant subjects are available at levels 3, 4 and 5.

Job Tasks

determines staffing needs; oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates; oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs; provides or arranges for provision of training courses; undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees’ representatives or trades unions; develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies; examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations; considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity; stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation’s HR strategy and recommends appropriate action.

Related Jobs

Director, development, management Director, personnel Director, recruitment Director, resources, human Director, training Director of communications Director of human resources Director of personnel Director of training Head of learning and development Head of personnel Manager, delivery, service, HR Manager, development, employee Manager, development, self Manager, development, training Manager, O&M Manager, organisation and efficiency Manager, organisation and methods Manager, personnel Manager, personnel and training Manager, planning, resource Manager, recruitment Manager, relations, employee Manager, relations, industrial Manager, research, operational Manager, resource, human Manager, resources, human Manager, services, management Manager, staff Manager, study, works Manager, unit, NVQ Manager, volunteer Manager Manager Partner, business, resources, human 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Functional managers and directors n.e.c.

Work Description

Functional managers and directors in this unit group perform a variety of senior management tasks in respect of other specialist functions or fields of activity in organisations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 113: Functional Managers and Directors.

Qualification

Entry standards will vary according to the specific function and requirements of the organisation concerned, as will options for training off- and on-the-job.

Job Tasks

helps to formulate and implement local government policy and ensures legal and statutory provisions are observed; organises local authority office work and resources, negotiates contracted out services; plans, organises, coordinates and directs the resources of a special interest organisation; formulates and directs the implementation of an organisation’s policies; represents union, association or charity in consultation and negotiation with government, employees and other bodies; stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals; directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information pertaining to the organisation.

Related Jobs

Clerk, chief Clerk, deputy Clerk, principal Clerk, staff Clerk, town Clerk of the council Clerk to the board Clerk to the council Clerk to the county council Clerk to the district council Clerk to the parish council Collector, rate, chief Collector, superintendent Director, accounts Director, administration Director, audit, internal Director, charity Director, divisional Director, research Director, service, customer Director, services, customer Director, services Director, technical Director Director Director Director Director Director Director of research and development Head of events Head of intellectual property Head of internal audit Manager, branch Manager, centre, mail Manager, charity Manager, development, donor Manager, mail Manager, operations Manager, planning Manager, process Manager, processing Manager, property, intellectual Manager, service, registration Manager, services, environmental Manager Manager Manager Manager Manager Manager Officer, chief Ombudsman Organiser, national Organiser, national President, union President Secretary, area Secretary, area Secretary, area Secretary, area Secretary, diocesan Secretary, general Secretary, general Secretary, general Secretary, general Secretary, managing Secretary, national 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Working with a wide range of Colleges and Training Providers

Companies We Work With

-->