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HR Apprentice (35380)

6 Knowsley Place, Angouleme Way, Bury, BL9 0EL
£9,254.44 to £18,278.00 annually
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Recruitment / Onboarding
• Place vacancy advertisements and respond to communications from candidates
• Ensure our website provides accurate information on vacancies and that relevant documents on the vacancies page are up to date by liaising with the marketing department
• Track applications, prepare shortlisting packs and invite candidates for interview
• Apply for references
• Check and process Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) applications
• Administration of new starter paperwork for the successful candidate
• Ensure all new support staff are issued with appropriate induction documentation
• Hold Inductions and ensure all essential paperwork is completed

Absence Management
• Ensure all absence is logged and return to work forms are completed and saved on an individual's personnel file
• Draft and send letters to confirm maternity, paternity, adoption and other leave as required

Employee Records
• Ensure that all other employee records in our database are accurate and updated when required
• Carry out vehicle license and insurance checks when required

Operational HR
• Deal with incoming email, post and other paperwork
• Assist the People Team in the administration of new starters, leavers and variations to contract
• Support the preparation of documentation for internally promoted staff
• Provide and complete information for external reference requests from Six Town Housing
• Take minutes at meetings where required
• Assisting with other HR projects where required

• With the People Team, ensure that regular, consistent and timely information is communicated to the Payroll Team at Bury Council.
• Process mileage and overtime claims

Continuous Professional Development
• Maintain an up to date awareness of current employment law and HR best practice
• Carry out other HR improvement projects as directed by the business manager people & culture

General Duties
• Work flexibly to meet the Six Town Housing requirements including on occasion working in other departments as directed by your line manager
• Comply with GDPR and data protection legislation and relevant policies and procedures where applicable
• Value diversity and promote equal opportunities
• Ensure the HR System is kept up to date
• Undertake any other duties and tasks appropriate to the grade and character of work as may reasonably be required

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards a Higher Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 5 qualification in Human Resources.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Personable, Keen interest in HR


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
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