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HR Apprentice with The Pirbright Institute

GU24 0NF, Woking
£297.11 per week
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Human Resources
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Science
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months
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Job Details

Organisation Position and Purpose

The HR apprentice will support the department in delivering an excellent HR service to all our managers and employees. Our aim is to develop and deliver a high performing HR delivery service provision for the Institute that is aligned with our values, engages our people, enabling us to achieve our strategy and to be recognised as an employer of choice. The position will perform key duties as outlined below and will report to the People Services Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibility

This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of The Pirbright Institute.

All employees shall actively participate in the Institute-wide quality assurance system in conjunction with the Institute’s Quality Manager. Employees are also expected to safeguard their own health and safety and security by following policies and all employees are responsible for the Health and Safety and security of staff under their management.

Personal Specification

High integrity, effective time management, reliability under pressure, problem solving skills, action-oriented, creative, collaborative, diplomatic, results driven, passionate, engaging and approachable attitude.

Specific Requirements

  • Assist in recruitment processes in accordance with the Institute procedures i.e. using our in-house recruitment portal, advertising roles, communicate with recruitment agencies if necessary, organise interviews, preparing interview packs, ensuring correct records are on file, provide feedback, maintain the recruitment tracker.
  • Assist in the administration of HR processes relating to the employee lifecycle from onboarding to leavers, including payroll, ensuring processes and procedures are followed correctly.
  • Assist with administration of the performance management process, keeping all records up to date.
  • To check validity and chase right to work documentation for all new starters and current employees and to escalate to HR People Services Manager, if necessary.
  • Handle enquiries relating to recruitment and new starters.
  • Provide support to HR projects.
  • Update and maintain our systems, e.g. SelectHR, Quality Management System (Q-pulse).
  • Provide support for the delivery of HR workshops.
  • Provide support for organising Occupational Health clinics

Apprenticeship Programme

This apprenticeship role is delivered against apprenticeship standard ST0239 and successful completion will lead to a level three apprenticeship in HR support that includes the highly regarded CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice.

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • The apprenticeship Standard is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is delivered by our appointed and approved apprenticeship provider
  • Skills are taught within the work place.

You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:

  • service delivery
  • problem solving
  • communication & interpersonal
  • teamwork, process improvement
  • managing HR information and personal development
  • You will be taught the expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • If you do not have a 4 or above (A-C) in English and maths, you will be required to study Functional Skills at Level 2.
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

(You will be allocated a work-based assessor to support you with this)

What We Offer

  • Generous Group Personal Pension Scheme and life cover (subject to age and earnings)
  • 25 days annual leave per annum, plus 10.5 public and privilege days (all pro-rata)
  • Option to sell and buy additional annual leave
  • Pirbright gym with subsidised membership
  • Pirbright social club
  • Pirbright Lifestyle Hub (employee discount site)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subsidised staff restaurant
  • Childcare allowance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Renumeration for the cost of travel / parking fees when attending college
  • We will cover the cost of books required for the college course

Qualifications Required

5 x GCSEs including in English, Maths, Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent qualifications)

Training Provided

As a HR Support Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the HR Support Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, which is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Upon completion you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Certificate and you will be able to apply for Membership of CIPD.

The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses.

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to progress within the company

Application Instructions

Upon your first visit to ‘BPP Recruitment’ you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure that you fill out your full education history. Once registered, click apply on the vacancy and follow instructions, you should also upload a copy of your most recent CV as this may be sent to the employer for their consideration. 

Other Information

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s). 

BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at if you have any queries or would like more.


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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