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HR Apprentice with Kilburn and Strode LLP KILBURN & STRODE LLP

This is a great opportunity to join our People and Culture team as our HR Apprentice. The role will cover the whole employee life cycle and will offer the successful applicant a very generalist experience, covering everything from new joiner administration to co-ordination of training events.

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

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    salary will be £18000 to £20000 per year, dependent on experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a brilliant time to join our P&C team, we have recently transitioned from a HR team to a P&C team, really showcasing and supporting the fact that our people and the culture of the firm are the focus and at the heart of everything we do. We are proud of the fantastic work our P&C team is doing to support the firm and we want to continue being at the forefront of new initiatives – just as our patent attorneys are!

We have a great and growing team, which is headed up by Anne Clarke, People and Culture Director. Dawn Gillard is our Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, and Tom White our Senior Learning and Development Manager.

We are currently recruiting an HR Manager who will work with Rebecca Baker our HR Advisor and Oli Mortimer our HR Assistant.

The Role:

This role is for someone who wants to start their HR career in a busy, proactive and creative team. It is for someone who wants to learn, to develop their skills to progress that HR career, and gain exposure to the full HR remit. The successful candidate will be responsible for the end to end administration of the employee lifecycle, which includes:

  • Responsibility for the new joiner onboarding and end to end leaver administrative processes
  • Responsibility for updating/maintaining the HR database (Cezanne), including uploading new joiners, processing career changes and exiting leavers
  • Assisting with career changes by overseeing contract variation letters, and subsequent administrative actions
  • Maintaining and organising employee records – hardcopy and electronic files
  • Support with monthly payroll as required – providing details for joiners, leavers and employee career changes
  • Oversee the probationary process i.e. tracking probations, sending reminders to managers and confirming the outcome to employees
  • Assist the Talent Acquisition Manager with recruitment, such as organising interviews and responding to applications/queries in the hiring inbox and the Application tracking system, assisting with the organisation of graduate recruitment events
  • Assist the Learning and Development Manager with the coordination of our training programmes i.e. booking meeting rooms, organising paperwork, and sending calendar reminders to delegates
  • Organise/prepare staff analysis reports for the business as required
  • Tracking absences and providing analysis reports
  • Prepare the weekly agenda for the HR team meetings – track progress of actions
  • Provide support for firmwide wellbeing and diversity initiatives
  • Assist the People and Culture team with general administrative support for monthly processes, initiatives, events/projects
  • Get stuck-in with our busy calendar of projects and the exciting opportunities they present
  • Work cross-functionally with colleagues from different teams to provide a seamless service to the firm

And finally:

We aren’t committed to diversity because it’s “good for business” or because it’s the “right thing to do.” We’re committed because it makes our firm a superb place to work. Whatever your background, you’re welcome here because we love the creativity that difference brings.

All candidates will be treated on their merits regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, disability, or socio-economic background.

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

  • As a HR Support Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the HR Support Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, which is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Upon completion you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Certificate and you will be able to apply for Membership of CIPD
  • The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Become a fully qualified HR Administrator with the opportunity to move into a co-ordinator role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Computer literate, can work to deadlines, can prioritise workload, enthusiastic, determined, positive attitude, proactive approach to work, able to build relationships, eager to progress in HR field


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 4 or above) Essential
Other an undergraduate degree - all subjects considered (Grade all grades considered) Essential

About the employer

Kilburn & Strode is one of Europe’s leading firms of patent and trade mark attorneys. We hire the best people and we do excellent work for the world’s finest organisations – companies like Aston Martin, Boeing, and Cisco. We deal with all aspects of patents, trademarks and designs. We work for a broad range of clients from major international corporations through to individual inventors – we’re often at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations. London is our international headquarters, we also have offices in Rotterdam, Hilversum, Eindhoven and San Francisco – and we collaborate across offices to give our clients the best service. We truly understand our clients’ points-of-view to give them an excellent experience, but we work hard to create a friendly and innovative culture where like-minded people want to work. We know that our reputation as a firm is based entirely on the quality of the individuals who work here. That’s why we’ve always been uncompromising in seeking out people who are not only at the top of their game, but who also share our enthusiasm and outlook. We are therefore very excited to create our first HR Apprentice role, which will support all aspects of our growing People and Culture team. We are committed to ensuring you have the support and development to thrive in your apprenticeship with us.




20 Red Lion Street



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Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Upon your first visit to ‘BPP Recruitment’ you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure that you fill out your full education history. Once registered, click apply on the vacancy and follow instructions, you should also upload a copy of your most recent CV as this may be sent to the employer for their consideration.

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

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023