HR and Learning & Development Business Administration Apprentice YAMAZAKI MAZAK U.K. LIMITED

This is a unique opportunity to get your foot in the door, with a well-renowned global company. Based across the HR and Learning and Development teams you will undertake various administrative duties, where no two days will be the same.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage is negotiable depending on previous experience initially between £13,500 to £22,400 per annum

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.15am to 4.30pm typically but a flexi-time plan exists for the start time.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The week will be split between our HR team and the Learning and Development team.

Learning and Development (L&D) duties will include:
·       Supporting with hosting and organising careers events and fairs, to include communications with organisers, apprentice volunteers and organising transport

·       Help to Organise and run Industrial Cadets weeks to include liaison with schools and external bodies

·       Maintaining the contacts list

·       Represent Mazak at internal or external careers events and support other L&D visits off site and those visiting the Mazak site as needed and support other events as needed

·       Support for work placements and work experience requests to include liaison with mentoring managers and candidates and organising the generic work experience plans

·       Support and help maintain the overall events calendars, agendas, timetables and database of the above and help with the implementation of those events

·       Administer new enquiries to include liaison with suppliers and other stakeholders

·       Support the planning and implementation of apprentice reviews

·       Help with the organisation of award ceremonies

·       Support other communications and appointments with external L&D contacts

·       Support the annual apprentice recruitment process and other general administration processes to include timesheet administration if required

·       Help the Apprentice and Outreach Supervisor and the People Development Manager as required to ensure the smooth running of the function

Human Resources duties will include:
·       Supporting the filing of confidential employee records

·       Updating the employee database

·       Updating company car fleet details

·       Support with creating HR related posters

·       Help the Human Resources Advisors and the Human Resources Manager as required to ensure the smooth running of the function

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN).

You will receive a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote.

Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if needed.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Business Administration Level 3 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Good progression routes into broader HR and Learning and Development roles are possible on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Confident communicator, Microsoft packages proficient, Good presentation skills, some office work experience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Business (Grade A-C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Business (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

This vacancy could close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

About the employer

Yamazaki Mazak is a world-class manufacturer of CNC machine tools. Located just outside Worcester for over 30 years, we have over 650 employees working across a broad range of roles and disciplines. Mazak offers leading edge solutions to its customer’s requirements using the very latest Engineering and technological machining methods.




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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


Emily Jackson

01905 330732

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

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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