FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for an apprentice to join a busy HR Department! You’ll assist the HR team with a range of HR, Recruitment and Administrative tasks across the Trust. APPLY NOW to start your career!

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Closing date: 09 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is £8.00 per hour £296 per week and £15,392 per annum.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm Friday 8am to 3.30pm Daily 30 minute unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities:


  • Actively monitor the absence line daily and produce a daily absence report for the staff hub;
  • Chase outstanding return-to-work declarations with the employee or relevant line manager;
  • Ensure the Absence Procedure is followed and where absence indicators require additional action to follow up appropriately;
  • Maintain absence records for internal and payroll purposes;
  • Provide guidance to line managers on ‘Return to Work’ procedures ensuring that the Trust’s policy and procedures are fully complied with;
  • Create absence reports;
  • Provide the HR Advisor/HR Operations Manager with administrative support when processing occupational health referrals.



  • Monitor the central HR email inbox, responding to queries and assigning actions.
  • Taking responsibility for the administration of staff development and in-service training (including mandatory training), ensuring all records are kept up to date and reports produced as required, liaising with the Group Director, People regarding any potential costs;
  • Be responsible for the preparation and issue of appropriate contractual documentation in relation to appointments, terminations and variations of employment including accurate and timely notification to payroll;
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of all paper and electronic personnel records in relation to variations of employment, change of personal details, monitoring of support staff leave entitlement, keeping accurate records of all staff absence and terminations;
  • Process annual updates on the Trust HR Software to include bank holidays, term dates etc.;
  • Monitor probationary periods and Performance Development Reviews (PDRs) for all staff and ensure that reviews are carried out in a timely manner;
  • Provide administrative support when required to support investigations, hearings etc.
  • Oversee exit interview administration processes;
  • To be responsible for updating the Single Central Register (SCR) in accordance with the Safer Recruitment Policy;
  • Produce HR reports and statistical returns as required by the Trust and outside bodies;
  • Acting as secretary to appropriate committees and meetings including the provision of agendas, reports and minutes;
  • Deal with telephone enquiries, distribution of mail, correspondence and liaison between internal/external parties as appropriate.


  • Assist in the recruitment of all new staff and volunteers in line with policies and procedures on Safer Recruitment and Selection, posting adverts, setting up shortlisting meetings and interviews as appropriate in liaison with the selection panel;
  • Ensure that all interview paperwork is up to date, complete and retained in accordance with the Safer Recruitment Policy and the Fair Processing Notice;
  • Assist in processing DBS and safer recruitment checks in line with current guidance;
  • Assist the preparation and issue of appropriate contractual documentation in relation to appointments including accurate and timely notification to payroll as appropriate;
  • Assist in the maintenance of all paper and electronic personnel records in relation to appointments, including set up on the HR/Payroll software, self-service and all relevant training and welfare platforms;
  • To assist in the delivery of new staff induction, including the set up of online training and induction packs as necessary;


Full training will be given in order to complete the above duties to the best of your ability. Lighthouse Learning Trust and Boom Training will provide ongoing support and guidance to help you with your apprenticeship studies.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 HR Support apprenticeship standard which includes:

  • A skills-based qualification in HR Support Level 3
  • A knowledge-based Qualification HR Support
  • A behaviour-based Qualification in HR Support
  • Functional Skills English (unless exempt)
  • Functional Skills Maths (unless exempt)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If the apprentice proves to be successful with their duties during the apprenticeship, the role would be expanded beyond the apprenticeship.

Lighthouse Learning Trust is passionate about promoting staff from within and helping people develop their careers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Flexible, Enthusiastic, Reliable, Engaging


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

The Lighthouse Learning Trust registered address is, St Vincent College, Mill Lane, Gosport PO12 4QA but the main office for this post will be at Richard Taunton, Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5RL although some travel to St Vincent is expected.

About the employer

Lighthouse Learning Trust employs 375 staff and comprises two sixth form colleges – Richard Taunton College in Southampton and St Vincent College in Gosport. We are proud of our colleges, both of which have been praised by Ofsted and rated as ‘Good’. The Trust is strongly committed to the principle of inclusion – we hold a firm belief that every young person should be offered an equal opportunity to succeed no matter what their starting point may be. Our aim is to provide welcoming, safe, and supportive institutions that will offer the best possible learning experience. We will always seek to find the right pathway for every learner. Of course, we could not achieve any of this without the professionalism and dedication of our excellent people. The Lighthouse Learning Trust encourages all members of our staff to work closely together as a supportive community of teaching and learning professionals. Together, we share a culture that 2020-01 Page of Ref.: Vacancy template for employers 2020 V1 always places our students at the centre of our decision-making and thinking. The Lighthouse Learning Trust has strong leadership, excellent governance, and a belief in its ability to deliver positive change and enhance opportunities for all our stakeholders.




Richard Taunton

Hill Lane


SO15 5RL

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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


Amy Gould


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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