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The HR Assistant will support the HR team in providing an efficient and streamlined service to the business with regard to all HR-related administrative tasks. This role has a wide remit which includes input to all HR admin and is an important support role to the business.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm, Friday finish at 1pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will include but is not limited to:

  • HR System and Processes inputting, checking, running reports, according to the company’s policies and processes
  • Maintaining required HR records as part of services delivered
  • Prepare reports and management information from HR data, with interpretation as required
  • Administration such as contractual letters, offers of employment, flexible working acceptance letters
  • Entering data into the HR system for Payroll
  • Supporting employee relations meetings such as: Flexible Working, Attendance, Investigations
  • First line of contact for an answering employee enquiries and managing HR inbox
  • Play an active role in the reviewing and identifying continuous improvement of the HR service to ensure that it is delivered in the most effective, efficient and customer friendly manner

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

An apprentice following this programme will be expected to develop organisation-specific knowledge, a sound business understanding about their organisation and a good understanding of employment law and the HR policy framework of the organisation.

They will also demonstrate an understanding of the role of HR within their organisation and the HR systems and processes used. The main units covered are:

  • Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner
  • Understanding organisations and the role of HR
  • Recording, analysing and using HR information
  • Supporting good practice in managing employment relations
  • Resourcing Talent
  • Delivering learning and development activities

What qualifications will be achieved?

  • HR Support Standard
  • Level 3 Certificate OR Diploma in Human Resource (CIPD)

What attendance is required?

College attendance is every Tuesday 10am-5pm at the Highbury campus. Time spent training will come under the working hours per week.

It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring and coaching.

Learning and assessment

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and work place assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer.

Apprentices and employers will be enrolled on our award-winning e-Portfolio system “OneFile” to enable both parties to upload evidence of learning and to track progression through the programme.

The apprentice’s final grade will be determined by the collective assessments known as “the end point assessment”. The assessments include:

  • A consultative project covering the knowledge, skills, and competence in your chosen options in a HR environment.
  • Professional Discussion (Apprentice to demonstrate that they can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Standard).

The Apprentice will also have to submit end of Unit Assignments which contribute to them gaining their Level 3 Certificate OR Diploma HR CIPD Qualification.

All apprentices will be required to apply directly to the CIPD for Student Membership, for which there is an annual fee. Without membership, students will not be able to achieve the CIPD qualification. For further details please go to:

Successful completion of this standard enables the apprentice to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to progress as an employee, Hamble Aerostructures Ltd would like to offer you a full time job. There is opportunity to progress in the role and to complete the CIPD Level 5 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Things to keep in mind: Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: 26 days holiday, Pension, Private Medical, Private Dental, Cycle to Work Scheme.

About the employer

Building on more than 85 years of history, and employing around 600 people, Hamble Aerostructures is a leading supplier of major civil and military aircraft structures in hi-tech composites, metallics, acrylics and hybrid structures. The facility is equipped to handle large components and complex structures, including the wing fixed trailing-edge for the Airbus A350 XWB. Hamble Aerostructures is an active participant in Clean Sky 2, the largest European aeronautical R&D initiative. Clean Sky 2 coordinates and funds research activities to deliver significantly quieter and more environmentally friendly aircraft.







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Training provider



Heather Murray

Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

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