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HR Administrator Apprentice SDDE SMITH GROUP LIMITED

As an integral member of the people team you will provide HR administration support, undertaking duties across a range of HR activities including recruitment and selection administration, data management and reporting, and compliance. You will deal with employees, answer the common questions and escalate any issues to The Group People Manager.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 to Friday, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of the People Team, you will actively promote the business through clear, respectful and helpful communication with all potential customers, colleagues, service providers, contractors and visitors.

This will include, but not limited to the following duties:

  • Act as the first point of contact for all personnel queries.
  • Update internal HR databases.
  • Create regular reports and presentations on HR metrics (e.g. turnover/absence rates).
  • Answer employee queries about HR-related issues.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date paper and electronic filing system for personnel records.
  • Complete a range of HR-related paperwork.
  • Process staff changes and staff leaving documentation and arrange exit interviews.
  • Produce a range of HR letters and correspondence.
  • Take minutes at formal meetings (e.g. discipline, grievance, capability).
  • Other administration as requested.
  • Assist the Group People Manager with the completion of all new starter paperwork, and other documents in relation to staff employment.
  • Process staff appointment documentation for successful candidates, including offer letters, contracts of employment and all pre-employment checks, including DBS and driving licence.
  • Assist with the preparation of contracts of employment, contract variation letters and leaver letters.
  • Set up recruitment and training events.
  • Support the recruitment process across the Group, including publishing adverts, scheduling and booking interviews, liaising with candidates, producing interview packs and meeting and greeting candidates.
  • Ensure the room, equipment and refreshments are ready before the interview takes place.
  • Follow up with relevant colleagues to ensure all candidates receive feedback after the interview, whether successful or not.
  • Administer and track the probationary review period.
  • Participate in HR projects (e.g. help organize a job fair event).

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration at Redcar & Cleveland College.
  • Functional skills Maths & English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Computer literacy, Confidentiality, Approachable, Critical thinking skills, Good ethical judgment, Able to work individually, Flexible and open to change, Professional


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
Other Driving licence (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

At The SDDE Smith Group we deliver end-to-end client solutions for the wider real estate sector. Providing end-to-end real estate solutions via The SDDE Smith Group of companies. We assist and deliver for our clients in property consultancy, legal services, architectural and interior design, construction, and ongoing management for commercial, residential and holiday home properties.




Unit 3

4 Birdwells Court


TS12 2LQ

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Training provider



Anna Harper

07436 795883

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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