Level 5 HR Apprenticeship - UCB

Cogent Ssc
208 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3WE
£17,000.00 annually
13 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
An ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in a HR department as a start to their HR career. The HR Apprentice will support and learn from a busy HR department, which consists of
  • A Team of 4 Generalist Business Partners
  • An Operational team of 5 responsible for the employee life cycle, pay and benefits
  • A Recruitment team of 5

The apprentice will support an efficient HR administrative service for the HR Team and our c 700 UK employees, whilst gaining experience of a wide variety of HR processes.

  • Monitoring and responding to first level employee queries though the on-line portal 'HR Answers'
  • Coordination of the starters and leavers process, including reference checking, reporting and communicating with other relevant departments
  • Setting up and manage arrangements for all new hire inductions including slide preparations, collating induction packs, arranging catering
  • Managing all aspects of training: including booking trainers, candidate registration, meeting invitations, distribution of pre-work, booking rooms and catering
  • Support the relocation process for internal transfers and new recruits, through arranging temporary accommodation, and tracking financial spend and reporting to Finance for tax purposes
  • Arranging and collating exit interviews and reporting on trends/ analysis
  • Maintaining complete and accurate employee files - electronic and hard copy
  • Processing all Purchase Orders and invoice processing in SAP to ensure department spend is managed effectively

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Solid IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, would be desirable
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with team and internal and external stakeholders

Personal qualities

  • Ability to operate in a fast- paced environment
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and customer service
  • High level of initiative, self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work to ensure timely delivery

Desired qualifications

To be eligible for this position you will need;
  • GCSE's or equivalent at grade 4/C or above in English and maths, and
  • A Levels or equivalentin any subject (or equivalent level qualifications)

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, head count allowing, the candidate would be considered for a position within the business.

Things to consider

Ensure that you currently live within or can relocate to a commutable distance of the site.

There is a free bus service that runs from the train station to UCB.

You will be entitled to company benefits including;
  • 26 days Holiday entitlement (+ Bank Holidays)
  • Opt in pension scheme
  • Student discount card (NUS)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Dedicated mentor for the duration of your apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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