Graduate Area Manager

Basic Overview
Salary: £24000/annum
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 24000.00
Maximum Salary: 24000.00
Job Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Graduate Area Manager

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

SALARY: £24,000 starting salary

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, 3, or 6 weeks 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.

The first 6 months are based in London where graduates 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 final 6 months will be spent outside of London at one of our regional offices in the UK and 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  
the desire for a career in management  
be passionate about the education sector  
able to relocate for the final 6 months of the program – at no cost to yourself

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