HR Apprentice The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge

The post-holder will form a key part in the day-to-day processes of the HR administration team working to provide timely, accurate and professional administrative support to HR and a wide range of different areas and projects that impact the departments.

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

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, any flexibility in hours to be discussed upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

Becoming an apprentice at the University of Cambridge is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and training. You will learn on the job by working with an experienced professional service team and have allocation study time to complete course work. You will contribute to the daily organisational task of a highly successful team.

Duties will include:

  • Provide administrative support across all HR functions
  • Assist with HR administration in accordance with university policies and procedures, including recruitment, probation, performance and development reviews, starters and leavers, holiday & sickness records, visiting workers, contract extensions, and investigations
  • Receive calls and take messages, liaise with other departments and organisations
  • Organise small scale events or meetings (book rooms, order refreshments, send out invites and directions etc.), and organise routine travel arrangements
  • Handle enquiries and correspondence as first point of contact, reply to straightforward enquiries and refer others as appropriate, sort and distribute incoming post, monitor the general email inbox to ensure all enquiries are responded to or passed to relevant members of staff
  • Assist with the organisation of larger events including the 'welcome induction' sessions, 'wellbeing initiatives' and staff training courses
  • Assist with maintaining filing and data management to GDPR standards
  • Provide a comprehensive support to the Senior HR Coordinator, picking up duties where required
  • Assisting with the creation of zoom links for interviews and other important meetings

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

  • You will be studying the Level 3 HR Support apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Functional Skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The University of Cambridge offers many opportunities for HR professionals to progress from apprenticeships up through to HR managers.

Every department and college have a team of HR professionals so there are plenty of opportunities to build on the level 3 qualification and start your HR career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade 4-9) Essential
AS Level or equivalent N/A (Grade N/A) Desired

Things to consider

The ideal candidate would be able to work flexibly as part of a team, would be willing to learn and to take responsibility for their own development, would be able and willing to follow instructions and learn new tasks, and have excellent attention to detail.

About the employer

The School of Clinical Medicine currently employs nearly 3,000 people, spanning all varieties of staff type from Academic Professors to administrative support. The School aims to provide leadership in education, discovery and healthcare. It will achieve this through; inspirational teaching and training, outstanding basic and clinical research and integration of these to improve medical practice for both individual patients and the population.


The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge


University Of Cambridge, The Keith Peters Building, Hills Road



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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: 12 Jun 2023