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This is an exciting opportunity to work in an established HR team. The HR Apprentice will support the People Team in the provision of a high quality, efficient HR service for Six Town Housing ensuring that all employees have a great experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9am -5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


Recruitment / Onboarding
• Place vacancy advertisements and respond to communications from candidates
• Ensure our website provides accurate information on vacancies and that relevant documents on the vacancies page are up to date by liaising with the marketing department
• Track applications, prepare shortlisting packs and invite candidates for interview
• Apply for references
• Check and process Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) applications
• Administration of new starter paperwork for the successful candidate
• Ensure all new support staff are issued with appropriate induction documentation
• Hold Inductions and ensure all essential paperwork is completed


Absence Management
• Ensure all absence is logged and return to work forms are completed and saved on an individual’s personnel file
• Draft and send letters to confirm maternity, paternity, adoption and other leave as required


Employee Records
• Ensure that all other employee records in our database are accurate and updated when required
• Carry out vehicle license and insurance checks when required


Operational HR
• Deal with incoming email, post and other paperwork
• Assist the People Team in the administration of new starters, leavers and variations to contract
• Support the preparation of documentation for internally promoted staff
• Provide and complete information for external reference requests from Six Town Housing
• Take minutes at meetings where required
• Assisting with other HR projects where required


• With the People Team, ensure that regular, consistent and timely information is communicated to the Payroll Team at Bury Council.
• Process mileage and overtime claims


Continuous Professional Development
• Maintain an up to date awareness of current employment law and HR best practice
• Carry out other HR improvement projects as directed by the business manager people & culture


General Duties
• Work flexibly to meet the Six Town Housing requirements including on occasion working in other departments as directed by your line manager
• Comply with GDPR and data protection legislation and relevant policies and procedures where applicable
• Value diversity and promote equal opportunities
• Ensure the HR System is kept up to date
• Undertake any other duties and tasks appropriate to the grade and character of work as may reasonably be required


How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.


What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be


How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards a Higher Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 5 qualification in Human Resources.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Personable, Keen interest in HR


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

Six Town Housing is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), which was set up in 2005 to manage the housing stock owned by Bury Council. We provide a wide range of services to around 8000 homes in Bury and aspire to deliver great services that improve the quality of our customers' homes and neighbourhoods.




6 Knowsley Place

Angouleme Way



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

HR consultant partner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Aug 2022