Due to the continued growth of the Peterlee & Seaham Plants, we have an exciting new opportunity for an HR Apprentice to join our team. We are looking for a diligent and enthusiastic person to provide key administrative support for our HR Department. This is an ideal opportunity for someone enthusiastic & organised with great interpersonal skills.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm Friday 8am – 3pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This role will provide crucial support to the day to day running of the HR department and the successful candidate will provide administrative support across a wide range of projects.

Timekeeping, organisation and attention to detail will be key to this role. You will be building strong relationships with people at all levels across our business, strong communication skills are essential. You will also have access to some sensitive information and employee data, therefore discretion and professionalism is a must.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Review and process transactions in our HR systems, NT2, SWF & Kelio
  • Processing of employee data for the entire life cycle of an employee whether they are a new hire, transfer, or leaver to ensure the transaction is completed “Right First Time” and in a timely manner
  • To complete payroll data inputting monthly, ensuring documents are correctly authorised and processed and that any queries are raised.
  • To check timesheets for accuracy and compliance with polices and regulations.
  • Ensure payroll instructions are processed within given deadlines.
  • Being the first administrative point of contact providing support to employees on HR related queries
  • Assist in the forming and maintaining of employee records and updating relevant databases
  • Assisting in the preparation of HR documents, e.g. employment contracts, references, resignation letters, confirmation of maternity letters, etc.
  • Contributing to specific HR and organisational projects / initiatives as required
  • To maintain information in a confidential manner, following data protection regulations and ensuring the HR operational team and personnel files and recruitment records are GDPR compliant.
  • Reception duties
  • Fulfilment of additional duties as required
  • Provide and promote HR service excellence and foster effective teamwork and business relationships.

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

  • Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required - if not required,
  • Maths and English upskill will still be provided but you do not need to sit an exam.
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of permanent employment and going on to complete further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's in Any Subject including English & Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working within a confidential environment, and it will be essential that you act with integrity and are able to maintain confidentiality of information at all times.

About the employer

Novares is a global plastic solutions provider that designs, manufactures complex components & systems serving the future of the automotive industry. We are a complete solutions provider serving our customers’ needs. Using advanced plastics injection technologies, Novares designs highly engineered solutions to be user-friendly, ergonomic and affordable. We create, produce components and systems with multi-functionalities that add value. Our parts have complex functions, mechanisms, use kinematics, mechatronics and provide integration expertise for modules. Our plastics match performance of those in metal plus offer the lightweight dynamic contributing to the production of lightweight cars. Our capacity to produce quality products and systems is reinforced by continuous improvements (testing and trails) and this goes beyond just manufacturing, it guarantees customers’ all the latest techniques, with service. Our Plastic Heat Exchanger is a good example. It allows the replacement of conventional aluminum alloy heat exchanger with a plastic part, which can be integrated more easily into engine parts such as an air intake manifold.




Fiennes Road North West Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Emma Norbury


Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

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