Looking to start or progress your career in HR, an amazing opportunity has arisen with Eurofins Forensic Services to assist in providing professional 1st Line HR administration support and advice on a wide and full range of Human Resources matters. Learning procedures in compliance with company policies, protocol and employment law.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Good pension scheme Health cash plan

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Hybrid flexibility

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Recruitment & Onboarding-

·        Provide recruitment administrative support, including advertising both internal / external vacancies.

·        Generate offer letters and contracts of employment.

·        Management of new starter administration process, including Right to Work checks.

·        Set up of new starters on company HR and Benefits systems (PeopleLog, Benenden, Darwin, Perkbox).

·        Coordinate reference checks and requests to BPSS standards.

·        Coordinate Drugs & Alcohol protocol for new starters.

·        Support managers with any ad hoc on-boarding queries and requests.

Employee Lifecycle-

·        Assist with the management of the shared HR inbox alongside the HR Assistant and provide 1st line advisory support on people matters, escalating more complex queries to the appropriate members of the team where required.

·        Ensure all approved contract changes are actioned in a timely manner and updated in the relevant systems.

·        Process resignations and action leaver processes, including removal from company systems.

·        Recording and filing of employee sickness notifications or doctors’ notes and escalating any sickness management or SSP / half pay triggers to the appropriate members of the team.

The training you will be getting

HR Support Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification.

Training is all within the working environment with tutor and manager support.

Hybrid working, online learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

HR Assistant apprentices can go onto complete further higher HR qualifications, team leader and management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Proactive, positive attitude, Ability to work flexibly


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

• High degree of computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills. • A proactive, positive ‘can do’ attitude with a demonstrable commitment to delivering a quality service. • Ability to work flexibly by demonstrating excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. • Demonstrate initiative to identify and suggest areas for improvement relating to working practices, policies and process. • Excellent interpersonal skills with both internal and external customers. • Operates in a sensitive and confidential way and within given timeframes. • Remains calm under pressure and prioritise tasks in a fast paced environment. • Knowledge of human resources best practice and GDPR requirements. (Desirable) • Previous HR or Recruitment administration experience. (Desirable)

About the employer

With over 61 000 employees, Eurofins is a global leader in Testing for Life and over the last 20 years has been one of the fastest growing companies in the world, thanks to innovation in technology and service. We now are the global market leader in environmental, food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics testing as well as in agro-sciences CRO (Contract Research Organisation) services. We are also among the world’s market leaders in advanced material sciences, genomics, forensics, consumer products and clinical testing services. Life at Eurofins is a meritocracy, where people are empowered to make decisions and are rewarded for their success, allowing them to advance quickly. Become your most extraordinary self with support and development throughout your career.




Eurofins Forensic Services (Heathrow)

1, Dukes Green Avenue


TW14 0LR

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Tracey Young


Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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