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There is never a dull day working in HR! If you’re conscientious and curious about people, think you’d be good at juggling multiple tasks, and are naturally organised and helpful, this apprenticeship will give you a great grounding in Human Resources.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You can expect to provide admin support in the areas of recruitment, payroll, filing and databases. There's lots to keep you busy and involved, including: 

  • Uploading new employees' details on to HR databases, preparing their 'welcome packs' and ensuring that managers return essential paperwork within set timescales 
  • Sending (and logging) probation and trial-period forms to managers and ensuring they are returned when due
  • Following up references for our new starters 
  • Managing our 'Introduce a Friend' scheme 
  • Distributing monthly and weekly payslips 
  • Managing personal files, including setting up new ones and keeping up with the filing 
  • General office assistance – ordering stationery, answering phones, typing notes and photocopying

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


  • 13 months practical training period, plus 6 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 1 year)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
  • Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Consultative project
  • Professional discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role may become permanent for the right candidate with lots of potential for future career progression and personal development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 4x GCSEs grade including English and Maths (Grade A*-C 9/4 (or equivalent)) Desired

Things to consider

Things to consider Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Induction Day: Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship information session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship Applicant, you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Induction Day please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks: By applying for this vacancy, you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. Individuals who already have a Degree qualification are now eligible to do an Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Founded in 1929, Grundon Waste Management is an award-winning and highly successful family-owned waste management and environmental business. Employing over 750 people, we provide waste collection, recycling and environmental monitoring services to all kinds of businesses, from shops and manufacturers to hospitals and airports.




Thames House Oxford Road



OX10 6LX

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Training provider



01235 216216

Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

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