EPM, an award-winning and accredited education services business is currently seeking two HR apprentices to join their team. As a HR Apprentice, we will develop and grow you technical and behavioural skills to enable you to develop into a strong HR Adviser.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits – BUPA Cash Plan, 26 days annual leave (plus 8 days bank holidays), this increases with length of service, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme, training & development, non-contractual bonus at Christmas

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm (1 hour lunch break) Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (1 hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • A key part of the role will be working to deliver outstanding HR advice and guidance to our customers. You will be constantly focused on delivering commercial and pragmatic advice whilst ensuring you are delivering to our client’s objectives
  • To act as the first point of contact to provide advice and solutions to managers on employee relations matters including, working arrangements, contractual matters, sickness, employee communication and consultation, either via phone or e-mail, in line with current legislation
  • Respond to a wide range of customer enquiries, via telephone, e-mail or other correspondence, relating to HR issues/administration in a professional manner, to ensure that clients receive timely, accurate and valuable advice

The training you will be getting

CIPD Level 3 with the opportunity to study higher levels after.

As part of the Level 3 CIPD qualification, the apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace HR skills, progress reviews, and observations. 

The knowledge side would be delivered via day release attendance to Cambridge Campus, plus access to online portal VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), and assignments/ evidence of work/portfolio would be submitted via an online Smart Assessor.

The practical training period is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours for your apprenticeship which includes the following components:

  • Level 3 CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice
  • On-programme assignments
  • The HR apprentice would work towards an End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Will have the opportunity to continue studying with Level 5 CIPD and progress within the team – HR Advisor, People Partner.

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

The successful applicants will have a passion to meeting people, to be multi-tasked focussed and prides themselves on holding a key skill set of confidentiality, effective inter-personal skills and effective administration. Also, excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office. There good public transport bus links to Ermine Business Park.

About the employer

We are an award-winning and accredited education services business with over 30 years of expertise and are delighted to have recently won the ‘Payroll & HR Provider’ Award 2020 from The Rewards for the third consecutive year and the ‘Education Business Services’ Award from the Education Investor Global UK Awards 2020. We are 100% dedicated to education and our expert team of over 275 highly qualified employees support more than 2,350 Schools and Trusts nationwide. Technology is key to our business; however, people are at the heart of what we do. Our culture is unique and built upon the motivation and passion of our team. We encourage our employees to flourish and unleash their talent by building their confidence and providing them with the opportunities and support to empower them and realise their full potential. By delivering the best for our employees, we empower them to deliver the best for our customers. This approach has made our outstanding customer retention rate possible. EPM’s performance in the market has been and continues to be, exceptional, resulting in significant growth year after year. Our success can be attributed to our proactive, forward-thinking approach and passionate team. Our strategy is people and customers first with continual growth across the education sector.







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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



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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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