Post Ref: TMC114 - Human Resources Apprentice

Post Ref: TMC114 - Human Resources Apprentice

Salary: £16,394 - £16,763 per annum. 37 hours per week. Fixed term for 18 months.

An opportunity has arisen within our busy HR department for an Apprentice to formally train and develop the skills to become a HR professional.

This job will provide on-the-job training and experience in a varied and interesting environment, along with undertaking a formal HR qualification via Apprenticeship Training to suit your needs during the fixed term.

Broxtowe Borough Council has around 750 employees, which includes a wholly-owned Leisure company and the HR team deal with all employment-related matters from recruitment to restructures and retirement and everything in-between.

This opportunity will enable the right candidate to fully experience the inner workings of Human Resources in a large organisation that serves the public.

You’ll be able to shadow the HR Team in complex disciplinary, attendance management and grievance matters and also learn how to deal with everyday employee queries and issues whilst learning problem-solving skills along the journey. You’ll be guided throughout the contract and be able to lean on the experience of the HR team.

We’re looking for an individual who has experience in:

  • Dealing with people
  • Administration
  • Using Microsoft Word and Excel

The ideal candidate would be:

  • Someone who is interested in Human Resources
  • Able to problem-solve and be inquisitive
  • Understand the need to be sensitive and to maintain confidentiality
  • Up for a challenge!
  • Someone who can represent our ’GREAT’ values as a Council

Why join us?

The Council has five GREAT values which represent our standards and expectations of how we’ll work.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

As a Broxtowe Borough Council employee you can enjoy many benefits including a generous pension fund, loyalty awards and family friendly policies to help you balance your work and family life, as well as discounts and offers as part of our employee benefits scheme. 

We offer:

    • a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus 8 days bank holidays.
    • flexible working arrangements including flexi-time
    • gym membership discount at Liberty Leisure
    • access to a benefits package offering discounts on supermarkets, cinema tickets, high street and online retailers

What you need to know:

    • The role is for a fixed term of around 18 months
    • Working hours are 37 per week, with normal office hours being Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    • You will undertake formal training during the contract which will be provided by an external training provider – willingness to travel will be essential.
    • We are happy to consider part-time hours (minimum of 30 per week)
    • While apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over, our apprenticeship scheme is mainly targeted towards young people aged 16 – 24. Please note that this does not disqualify you applying if you are aged 24 and over.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a formal interview which may include a test/scenario/exercise in order to determine suitability for the role.

For an informal chat, please feel free to contact Aaron Gidney, Human Resources Manager on 0115 9173552.

Expected interview date: Friday 29 March 2019

Please quote reference No: TMC114

Closing date: Wednesday 20 March at 5.00pm

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tel: 0115 917 3372