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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. 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.

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

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our benefits include: - Pension scheme (you contribute 5% of pay, Grundon matches this) - Option to buy additional holiday - Reward & discount shopping scheme - Wellbeing benefits, including Employee Assistance Programme and discounted gyms

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As our Apprentice HR Assistant, you will be part of a busy, generalist HR team which supports a fascinating, diverse and ever-growing business in all areas of HR, including recruitment, training, employee relations and payroll.


  • 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?

Under the supervision and guidance of our welcoming and supportive HR team, combined with day-release at Abingdon & Witney College, over 18-months you will acquire the skills and on-the-job training to achieve a Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship. Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Three of our former General Office Assistants have moved into very different areas of the company - Helpdesk, IT and Sales!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. If we find the right candidate prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early and the start date brought forward.

About the employer

Grundon is a highly successful waste management, environmental and quarrying business with a genuinely friendly culture. 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. If your first thought is that working for an award-winning waste management company must be boring, think again. It's a fascinating industry that covers energy reduction, the environment and science, and we're constantly growing and developing new waste innovations. Our Energy from Waste facility on the outskirts of London is one of the most modern facilities of its type in the UK.




Thames House Oxford Road



OX10 6LX


Sarah Clarke

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Feb 2023