Area Manager - Graduate Management Trainee

Location Birmingham & Newcastle
Salary £24,000
Benefits Annual salary reviews. Free Kumon tuition for your children. Private Medical Insurance - includes Dental and Optical cover. Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
Kumon is a supplementary education provider, specialising in Maths and English programmes tailored to any ability. Founded in Japan in 1958, the Kumon Method allows children to manage their learning with the guidance of Instructors.  

The Kumon Graduate Program is a 12 month program with rotations of 2 or 3 days in multiple departments across the business, tailored to offer graduates exposure to the business and equip them with the skills, attributes, and confidence to become effective Area Managers.

We are looking for the following graduates:

1 Graduate to be based in Newcastle
1 Graduate to be based in Birmingham

Training will be in London for 2 months where you will follow a dynamic, structured, and engaging learning and development plan, during  which, dedicated time will be spent with the departments that ensure Kumon is always at the forefront in terms of technology, appeal, customer service, and business trend. 

To consolidate and apply this valuable learning, the first 2 months will be spent in London. This is truly an exceptional opportunity to see Kumon from a rarely seen perspective. 

There is also the possibility that you will be eligible to gain two weeks experience in an international office.  

The Kumon Graduate Program is a direct pathway to an Area Manager role where you will be partnering with our important franchisees. It is a strategic role that links directly to our business objectives. 

As an Area Manager, you will:  
  • act as a coach, mentor, and confidante to the franchisees in your area 
  • work strategically with your colleagues and counterparts in other areas to deliver growth 
  • be a brand ambassador, protecting the integrity of The Kumon Method 
  • develop recruitment and retention of students  
  • improve practise of the Kumon Method  
  • analyse Instructor and student progress 
  • Ensure continuous learning & development  
The ability to interact, engage, and influence is vital to succeed in this role, we expect all Kumon associates to have excellent communication skills, and contribute to our culture of openness, integrity, and to always be solutions oriented. 

In addition to excellent interpersonal skills, you must have: 
  • recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree, 2:2 or above.  
  • at least a grade B in GCSE Maths and English. 
  • a full UK driving license is required at application stage. 
  • the desire for a career in management.
  • a passion about the education sector.
If you want to be on a direct pathway to management within the UK largest, and most well respected, supplementary education provider, then do not delay - apply today! 

The Kumon Graduate Program commences in May 2023, with a salary of £24k. 
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