We are looking for Talent Coaches – Level 7 Accountancy and Tax to join our team.


As a Talent Coach at Kaplan, you’ll provide outstanding support, advice, and guidance to our apprentices, as they work towards becoming qualified accountancy and tax professionals. Our apprenticeships offer Pathways to ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CTA and ATT qualifications. We are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the accountancy and tax sector and have supported many thousands on their journey to professional qualification. We're looking for inspiring individuals with strong coaching skills to be part of our success. You will need to have track record of successfully delivering accountancy or ‘management’-based apprenticeship (standards) at L5 or above.

 What will you be doing?

With responsibility for a group of learners, you'll use your coaching skills to build strong working relationships with each individual learner, helping them to understand more about themselves and empowering them to succeed and achieve excellent results both in their exams and also in the workplace. You’ll continuously build your own knowledge and skills, as well as those you work alongside, and will contribute towards our commitment to continuously improve the services and products that we offer to our customers.

You will:

  • Coach and support a group of learners on Apprenticeship programmes across the Accountancy and Tax provision to ensure they complete their programme in a timely way and ensure our customer expectations are met.

  • Ensure learners have a robust learning plan from the start of their apprenticeship, regularly reviewing, giving advice and arranging any additional support tailored to their individual needs

  • Build a strong and effective rapport with learners and their line managers/employers

  • Ensure learner files are compliant with requirements of relevant bodies including Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and Ofsted.

  • Work with colleagues across Kaplan to deliver an all-round outstanding experience to learners

  • Address learners and employers’ queries promptly and efficiently.

  • Flag any concerns with learners' progress as early as possible and put in place measures to support and enable success

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate Coach/Mentor, who is looking to expand and strengthen their skills and build their career with an industry leader. Through our Academy, we offer in-depth training and skills development and can offer excellent mid and long-term career opportunities within the business.


A detailed job description can be viewed here


What you’ll bring to the role

Relevant industry expertise and a passion for coaching and mentoring and seeing learners succeed. You will need to bring:

  • A track record of successfully delivering accountancy or ‘management’-based apprenticeship (standards) at L5 or above - (in person and remotely)

  • Essential professional qualifications including CAVA/TAQA, and a minimum of PTLLS/AET. IAG at level 3 would be advantageous

  • Maths and English at min of GCE: A to C/4 or above or equivalent e.g. FS at L2

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to adopt a flexible approach, communicate professionally with confidence, clarity, and purpose, be approachable, listens carefully to all encounters and be able to influence and persuade others

  • Ability to manage a busy workload with conflicting priorities

  • Focus on quality, learner journey and student impact and outcomes

  • Passion, enthusiasm, and a can-do approach

  • Team player and able to work collaboratively

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships and trust

  • Knowledge of regulatory bodies such as ESFA, Ofsted and online platforms and packages (i.e. online portfolio platforms and excel/word)

  • Flexible approach and attitude to work, including the occasional travel and overnight stay within the UK

Kaplan is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and recruitment checks will be undertaken for successful applicants in accordance with our background checking policy.


What we do

Kaplan Professional is a leading provider of apprenticeships, accountancy & tax, finance & banking courses, and professional assessments. For almost 80 years, we've helped shape the development and careers of finance professionals.


We are part of the Kaplan group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse education and assessment providers. We operate in over 30 countries and maintain relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges and universities, professional bodies and over 10,000 businesses. Our vast breadth and scope in terms of both capabilities and assets sets us apart.


What we believe in

Our goal is for Kaplan to be a great place to work where everybody can succeed, so we truly live and breathe our values: act with integrity, grow knowledge, empower & support, create opportunity and drive results together.

Kaplan is a global organisation whose mission is rooted in providing equal access to education and opportunities for advancement to people of all backgrounds. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion - of culture, experiences, perspectives - are paramount to creating success and opportunity in an ever-changing world. As an educator, partner and employer, Kaplan is committed to promoting an equitable world in which diverse talent can develop, advance and thrive.

This includes making sure people with disabilities are given the opportunity to bring their best. So, if you require any adjustments, or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly and we’ll do our best to help.


What we offer

As well as a competitive salary, transparent pay structures, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  •  28 days annual leave + option to purchase more

  • Season ticket loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family

  • Private medical, income protection, and life insurance

  • 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services

  • Company pension contributions

  • Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels

How to apply

Please apply with CV and cover letter. 



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