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Kickstart - Talent Project Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


Please note that this vacancy is created through the Government's Kickstart Scheme so we can consider only candidates eligible for this programme. Candidates must be in receipt of Universal Credit and be between 16-24 years old

Please visit the official UK government website to find out the requirements for candidate

Please complete the below questions to apply for the position - we look forward to receiving your application

Amazing opportunity to Kickstart your career in Talent Management!

This role will be to help the Talent Management team in end-to-end talent processes. You will be comfortable working on your own but under the guidance of the Talent Manager and Head of Talent management on talent projects. We will give you knowledge to understand what the talent process is so that you can grow you knowledge and support ongoing projects. We run talent networking events and this role will help organise them and get an understanding of how we promote best practise across the business.

You will be able to work with Microsoft Office Apps such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ideally it would be great for the role holder to be in commutable distance and be able to travel to our Salford office 1 or 2 days a week during the 6 month placement. This is a flexible approach and home working is included.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilites

  • Supporting on projects with developing our talent management processes to our frontline staff, understanding demand and where we can have a positive impact.
  • Use of Talent Analytics to identify areas for improvement and develop interventions for change
  • Partnering with the Talent Acquisition team on the delivery of CRM system.
  • Working with internal stakeholders to promote best practice in line with talent management objectives
  • Supporting in the delivery of talent solutions to drive workforce planning and succession planning to strengthen business performance.

The Ideal Candidate


  • A keen interest in a future career in developing or managing people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be proactive, reliable, have a positive attitude and be self-motivated

  • Competent in Microsoft Office especially Excel
  • Great at talking to customers
  • Great at being organised

Employability Support that we will give you includes:

•Support with building and writing CV

•Learning about your own personal brand 

•Developing your interview skills

•Training to develop skills, such as teamwork and communication

Package Description

This role is a 6 month contract based remotely with occasional travel to our Salford office. At present, we can only accept applications from those who are currently unemployed, between 16-24 years old and receiving Universal Credit. 

The role is 25 hours per week, based over Monday to Friday, working time and days will be discussed during an interview.

To apply you must contact your work coach at the job centre plus and quote the vacancy ID 386440.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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