HR Operations Specialist Apprentice BLACKBERRY UK LIMITED

This opportunity will provide hands on administrative experience with a busy HR team covering Europe & the Middle East. You will learn a broad range of HR processes. We are a small but mighty and friendly team. This apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity to get stuck in and learn a lot to prepare you for a career in HR.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,000 for a school leaver and more for someone with a few years experience

  • Working week

    9am-5pm Monday-Thursday and studying on Fridays

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day to day duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Set up and maintain employee folders, including electronic folders
  • Support the Business Partner, Employee Relations and Operations teams by initiating employee change forms and paperwork relating to organizational structure changes, acquisitions, internal transfers, promotions, leavers, salary changes & re-organizations and cost centre changes
  • Support or lead special projects for the Business Partner, Employee Relations, Operations team and Human Resources/client group initiatives.
  • Maintain employee information, do periodic audit and submit amendment as required
  • Generate reports for the HR Business Partner,  Employee Relations and Operations teams and client groups
  • Respond to management and employees on HR related inquiries
  • Administer leave of absence such as annual leave, medical leave, childcare leave, maternity leave.

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

Standard -  

Assessment Plan –  

How Ginger Nut Deliver:

Our training delivery is based on a remote, flexible, blended model of one-to-one sessions every 4 weeks, group sessions, webinars, online courses, video, and additional support as required. This means that our learners have the guidance they need as well as the flexibility to learn around the requirements of their jobs within their workplace. We find that this approach reduces disruption for the learners and their line managers giving everyone the best chance of benefitting from the training and completing the course.  

Upon successful completion of the course, you will gain a 'Business Administration Level 3' qualification which is recognised nationally. 

Delivery of the standard is remote and is based around competency and knowledge units, consisting of introduction, training, personal study, completion and observation. To support learning, we utilise Highfield Workbooks and Smart Screen, which are online resources mapped to the apprenticeship. All learners are also given access to LinkedIn Learning, including bespoke channels designed to support their apprenticeship and Perlego, which includes full searchable access to hundreds of thousands of textbooks to support study.  


The standard is divided into core knowledge modules which are as follows: 

  • The Organisation – Understanding the organisational purpose, activities, aims, values, vision for the future. 
  • Value of your skills – Understanding the organisational structure and how you fit and development of your skills. 
  • Stakeholders – Managing stakeholders/ internal and external customers, clients and/or suppliers. 
  • Relevant Regulation – Understanding laws and regulations relating to role including data protection, health and safety, compliance etc. 
  • Policies – Reviewing organisational internal policies and key business policies relating to the sector. 
  • Processes – How to make payments, processing customer data and improving business processes  
  • Business Fundamentals – Project management 
  • Business Fundamentals – Understanding Business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management. 
  • External Environmental Factors – Understanding market forces, policy and regulatory changes and supply chains 

Once these are completed then focus moves to planning and delivery of the EPA project. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the potential to be converted to a full-time permanent employee post apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Initiative, Previously worked in an office, Quick learner, Self-Motivated


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

Things to consider

Working in the Maidenhead Office is required for this role

About the employer

BlackBerry helps organizations defend against cyber threats. Founded in 1984 as Research In Motion (RIM), BlackBerry is now a leader in cybersecurity—helping businesses, government agencies, and safety-critical institutions of all sizes secure the Internet of Things (IoT). BlackBerry® products and services include the Cylance® AI-based endpoint security solutions, BlackBerry® UEM unified endpoint management platform, the BlackBerry® AtHoc® critical event management solution, and BlackBerry® QNX® software for secure embedded systems.




Ground Floor

The Pearce Building

West Street


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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Mar 2023