Learning & Development Executive

Job Title: Learning & Development Executive
Job Reference: TL/HQ0005666B

Location: Milton Keynes
Job Type: Permanent

£45000 per annum, Benefits: + 15% Bonus + Strong Benefits
Sector: HR & Personnel

Posted 18 days ago

Learning & Development Executive, Milton Keynes, ASAP Start, Up to £45,000 Base + 15% Bonus + Benefits, 40% Agile Working, Lovely Technology Led Global Organisation

Overview on the Learning & Development Executive:

Reporting directly to the HR Director and working closely with the Local HR Team Learning & Development Executive will be responsible for leading on Learning Development for the UK. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid track record of success in an ever changing and dynamic global multi matrix working environment, with a clear focus on the local UK day to day operations. This role requires someone who thrives in a fast paced and demanding business environment, proactively driving change and who can spark enthusiasm in others. Excellent interaction skills, a confident presentation style, and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels will be a key success factor to the post holder’s success.  Excellent L&D experience and L&D facilitator experience, together with experience of setting up and running Graduate and Apprenticeship Schemes.

The positive is that the HR Team really work as 'one team' in delivering outstanding value to the business. The HR team will play a crucial part of the success as the business continues to grow, so they need to ensure they can support their employee effectively. To support this vision, they now have an opportunity in the team for a Learning and Development Executive to help drive the L&D Function.

  • Collaborate with HR centers of excellence Globally, (talent acquisition, organisation development and comp/benefits and Global L&D) to deliver effective and enduring human capital programs.
  • Champion company values and develop cultural initiatives.
  • Develop and lead programs pertaining to L&D analysis, design and employee development, performance management and coaching, and new hire orientation / onboarding.
  • Assist with the development of employee relations policies and procedures, and provide coaching to a small number of business unit leaders regarding effective workplace strategies.
  • Solid understanding of UK employment law and have the natural ability to recognise and mitigate both organisational and people risk.
  • Partner with business leaders to maximize organisational effectiveness and performance, and transformation and change initiatives.
  • A passion and qualification in,  for L&D across the business, working with 2 Internal Trainers, with the possibility of taking over the management and development  of these 2 individuals in the next 6-12 months.
  • Solid experience of leading, setting up Graduate Schemes, and Apprenticeship Schemes internally and management of the L&D and Apprenticeship budget.
  • Providing solid evaluation of L&D initiatives and demonstrating the ROI of such initiatives.
Experience Needed:
  • CIPD Qualified would be an advantage
  • L&D Qualification and advantage
  • Strong HR Business Partnering knowledge and skills
  • Results-orientated, services-focused human resource professional with a verifiable track record for adding value, organisation and superior performance and results to overall operations.
  • Experience partnering with BU leaders and executive leadership,
  • Excellent communication skills, with a track record of positive team development, consultation, planning and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate different levels of management and employees.
  • Familiarity with prevailing regulatory requirements and standards relating to the function of human resource management in the UK.


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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