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HR support apprenticeship with Barbour J.BARBOUR & SONS,LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Apprentice to join our people, OD team here at our Head Office in South Shields. Handling day to day queries and providing human resources advice ranging from recruitment through to retirement.

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

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.45-5pm Friday 9-4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Tasks.
  • Prepare documents from templates to assist in the new starter, leavers and changes process for Head Office, Factory, Warehouse and Retail.
  • Create processes to ensure all the necessary documentation is received and stored from new retail starters.
  • Manage the employee reference process.
  • Assist in the onboarding process by preparing new starter packs for Barbour House employees.
  • Support with employee file digitalisation project.
  • Support performance management administration.
  • Support probation review processes, ensuring necessary paperwork is issued.
  • Assist in Employee Relations process, notetaking in investigations/disciplinaries/ grievances for low level cases.
  • Deal with incoming post to the department.
  • Stakeholder Management.
  • To support with communications with business stakeholders.
  • Support HR Specialist to answer first line HR queries from employees in the business.
  • Support with Manager queries.
  • Ensure all necessary data is input into the HR & Payroll system in relation to new starters, staff changes and staff leaving the Company to ensure the Payroll Department are kept fully informed.

HR Projects

  • Participate in projects to ensure HR departments meets its objectives and continuously improves people support (e.g. process improvements, performance management, flexible working, onboarding).

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?

Potential to develop and grow within the HR function.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade C and above) Essential

About the employer

J. Barbour & Sons Ltd founded in 1894 is a British lifestyle brand, home to the iconic wax jacket we design, manufacture and market stylish functional clothing and footwear for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. We are the proud holder of two Royal warrants and remain true to our core values as a fifth-generation family business. Barbour is sold in over 40 countries worldwide, including Europe, the US and Japan but we have our headquarters and roots firmly located in the North East of England.




Barbour House

NE32 3EG

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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: 20 Feb 2023