HR Administration Apprentice Bournemouth Transport Ltd

Yellow Buses is a large respected employer offering a fantastic opportunity for an administration apprentice who is aiming to move into HR. There is always a lot to learn in an HR environment and this apprenticeship offers a great grounding for a future career path. If you are a people person, motivated and keen to learn then please apply today!

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    37 hours per week including College term time day release. Days and Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Yellow Buses is a big local employer and an iconic award winning brand. The HR Team includes the HR Manager, Payroll Officer, HR & Finance Assistant and we now have an opportunity for an HR Administration Apprentice, with the prospect of progressing into an HR Apprenticeship on successful completion.

We are a very busy team and keen to find the right person. Naturally there is a huge variety of work carried out within the team and you will be learning how to:

  • Act as the first point of contact for HR enquiries by phone, email and face to face.
  • Support recruitment and selection of new staff including logging application forms; sending these out to managers; arranging recruitment days; contacting candidates and liaising with managers.
  • Make arrangements for new starters; including preparing induction packs, travel passes and parking permits and update all HR record systems.
  • Type up contracts of employment and all associated documentation.
  • Maintain up to date HR files and activities.
  • Assist with the BTL “You’re a Star” scheme administration.
  • Record holiday and sickness absence.
  • Maintain all filing systems, type up documents and letters.

You will need to work in a confidential environment with due process of Data Protection.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good typing skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes including Excel and Word
  • Organised, able to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines
  • A good telephone manner and strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • A good standard of written English and able to proof read
  • Able to take in information and to ask questions
  • Comfortable using numbers
  • Problem solving
  • Strong team player

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and approachable with a helpful attitude
  • Discreet and able to work in a confidential environment
  • Able to use your initiative and be proactive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Calm and cheerful under pressure
  • Professional approach
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Keen to learn and make the most of this opportunity

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSES at A-C/9-4 including English and Maths. A levels or equivalent qualifications are preferred. Degree holders who have no previous qualification within this field are also able to apply.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 HR Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

NOTE: If your application is successful, you must attend an initial interview with Bournemouth & Poole College before your details are put forward to this employer. This will be arranged by an invitation from The College. This is not an interview for the job.

About the employer

Award winning YELLOW BUSES each year carries just under 15 million passengers on its 140 strong bus fleet, clocking up nearly five million miles across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset. National Express coaches are also operated, along with private hire work.


Bournemouth Transport Ltd


Yeomans Way



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Training provider

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration, Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT Level 1, and Employers Rights and Responsibilities. One day a week at College for six months of the twelve month course.

You will receive in-house training on the job.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bournemouth & Poole College


Jacky Grant

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017