Recruitment Assistant Apprentice - 13057 Kier Group Plc

With support from the team, this role will allow you to develop a broad range of skills to prepare you for a future in Recruitment, Early Careers or HR.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00 - £16,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday–Friday, 9am–5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Kier Group, a leading construction, property, residential and services group with over 22,000 employees, is looking to recruit an Recruitment Assistant Apprentice to support the Kier Resourcing and Early Careers team based at our Head office in Tempsford, Bedfordshire. 

As part of the corporate HR function, the Kier Resourcing and Early Careers team are responsible for helping the business find suitable people to fill their vacancies. We work with all divisions of Kier and source candidates for positions ranging from Graduates through to Senior Management. 

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Management of the recruitment system; raising vacancies, advertising positions, filtering CVs and creating offers
  • First point of contact for recruitment related enquiries
  • Maintenance of team email inboxes
  • Scheduling interviews and sending out email confirmations
  • Co-ordinating recruitment assessment centres
  • Liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts
  • Ordering and maintaining stationery and equipment
  • Raising Purchase Orders and ensuring the procurement procedures are followed
  • Taking minutes during meetings and distributing to relevant parties
  • Creating documents and reports in preparation for meetings
  •  Involvement with various projects as required
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate in order to support the team and provide career development
  • Produce documents, correspondence, presentations as well as maintain records and spreadsheets using a variety of software packages

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Qualities / essential requirements:

  • Good standards of written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn within a human resources environment
  • Self-motivated and organised with good attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Telephone skills IT literat
  • A driving licence and vehicle is beneficial due to location of the head office and occasional travel, but not essential

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills

Qualifications required

4 GCSE’s grades A-C’s (or equivalent) including Maths and English

Future prospects

Benefits Kier offers a variety of progression routes due to its size and geographical locations. This includes further career development programmes, which support individuals to achieve professional recognition within their chosen occupation. We are keen to transition apprentices into permanent roles following successful completion of their programme and support individuals to achieve their potential within an exciting and fulfilling career. This apprenticeship role is guaranteed for a minimum of 13 months with the opportunity to progress into a variety of different permanent roles on successful completion. These will be explored through your programme in order for you to make the right next career move based on your aspirations.

Things to consider

Important Information “QA’s apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce.”

About the employer

Employer Description Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group. They invest and build around where we work, live and play. Previously awarded Britain's most admired company. Make the journey. Leave a legacy. Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture. Let’s shape your world together Kier is an equality and diversity employer.


Kier Group Plc


Tempsford Hall


SG19 2BD

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Training provider

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


0345 074 7825

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017