Employer Engagement Lead


Reports to:

Engagement & Marketing Director

The Engagement Lead is responsible for creating, nurturing, and maintaining relationships with SMEs, large businesses and organisations across the country.

The focus of engagement is to work with the business to understand all aspects of tech workforce development, skills gaps, and strategic priorities to identify Code Nation products, services and talent which can meet those needs, with a specific focus on Apprenticeship sales.

The role involves key account management of existing businesses as well as identifying, engaging, and securing business from new clients.

The role focuses on business development activities for Code Nation products, including but not limited to; apprenticeships, skills bootcamps and commercial training.


Sales/ Business Development

  • Create a strong pipeline of client sales activity
  • Secure apprenticeship outcomes (tech related – Software, Cyber, Data), against contracts and monthly targets
  • Identify employment opportunities and interviews for our skills bootcamp graduates
  • Research businesses and create a business development engagement plan
  • Secure one employer speaker each month to deliver a short talk to our students
  • Record all aspects of employer engagement and sales on our CRM system
  • Ensure all client contracts and paperwork are completed accurately, on time and retained in the appropriate systems

Account Management

  • Carry out account management of existing and new large clients – ensuring regular engagement and understanding of changing business needs
  • Develop and maintain strong, trusted relationships with SME’s & large businesses who work with CN as a preferred supplier

Promotion/ engagement

  • Plan and deliver events and other CN profile raising activity to promote our offer to businesses
  • Attend partner events and meetings to inform businesses about our provision
  • Have an excellent understanding of how apprenticeships and bootcamps can benefit business productivity, CSR plans and talent retention
  • Work with the marketing manager on a promotional strategy and activities e.g., developing sales campaigns

Skills & Experience

What we are looking for:

  • 3+ years experience in technology related BDM role – apprenticeship sales, recruitment sales or consultancy sales/services
  • Key account management experience
  • Experience in exceeding targets in a targeted environment
  • Outstanding communication / presentation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Exceptional closing skills


  • Articulate and able to flex style
  • Welcoming, understanding, and empathetic
  • A consultative approach
  • Creative and competent with document/proposal creation
  • Organised and meticulous
  • The ability to learn new subjects and use this knowledge to advise others.

Terms & Conditions

  • Competitive salary and commission package
  • Based at our Chester campus, remote or hybrid
  • Pension scheme
  • 30 days annual leave
If you are interested in the position above and want to be part of an innovative and expanding training business, please drop a note along with your CV to Roz Atherton: roz.atherton@wearecodenation.com