Human Resources Administrator Apprentice


Stonehouse, GL10 3RZ

Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 1 July 2024


Are you seeking a challenging and varied career in HR but don’t know where to start? Are you willing to commit to a full and comprehensive training plan for 3 years in order to qualify as a CIPD Level 3 HR Practitioner? If yes, come and join Vulcain.

Annual wage
£20,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
HR support (level 3)
Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 17.00. 30 mins for lunch. 40 hours per week. This is an office based role only so no home working is available initially.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • HR Support Level 3 qualification
  • Whilst the majority of the training will take place at the employer's premises, there will be occasional attendance required at Cirencester College.

Where you’ll work

Vulcain Engineering Ltd

Suite 3, Meadow Mill

Eastington Trading Estate, Eastington


GL10 3RZ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

HR support (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Service Delivery: Delivers excellent customer service on a range of HR queries and requirements, providing solutions, advice and support primarily to managers. Builds managers’ expertise in HR matters, improving their ability to handle repeated situations themselves where appropriate. Uses agreed systems and processes to deliver service to customers. Takes the initiative to meet agreed individual and team KPIs in line with company policy, values, standards. Plans and organises their work, often without direct supervision, to meet commitments and KPIs.
  • Problem Solving: Uses sound questioning and active listening skills to understand requirements and establish root causes before developing HR solutions. Takes ownership through to resolution, escalating complex situations as appropriate.
  • Communication & Interpersonal: Deals effectively with customers/colleagues, using sound interpersonal skills and communicating well through a range of media eg phone, face to face, email, internet. Adapts their style to their audience. Builds trust and sound relationships with customers. Handles conflict and sensitive HR situations professionally and confidentially.
  • Teamwork: Consistently supports colleagues /collaborates within the team and HR to achieve results. Builds/maintains strong working relationships with others in the team and across HR where necessary.
  • Process Improvement: Identifies opportunities to improve HR performance and service; acts on them within the authority of their role. Supports implementation of HR changes/projects with the business.
  • Managing HR Information: Maintains required HR records as part of services delivered. Prepares reports and management information from HR data, with interpretation as required.
  • Personal Development: Keeps up to date with business changes and HR legal/policy/process changes relevant to their role. Seeks feedback and acts on it to improve their performance and overall capability.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 4 or above)

    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • 2 A levels or degree (grade C or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • ability to multi-task
    • Extremely discrete
    • Forward thinking
    • Risk averse
    • Adaptable and unflappable
    • Tenacious attitude
    • Friendly and approachable
    • Cultural awareness

    Other requirements

    The location for the role is our Eastington Head Office near Stroud. As we’re in a rural location, and there is a requirement to travel to and from college each week, the ability to drive is essential. Right to work in the UK is a requirement as this role will not be Sponsored. It’s very difficult to tell you what a day in the life of our HR Apprentice will look like. The job profile gives an indication of what skills and expertise you’ll grow and develop during your training but day to day tasks and activities are very wide in scope and hugely varied depending on what’s going on within the business. One moment you’ll be preparing a reference for someone moving into their new home, then preparing a contract and starter pack for a new joiner, then working with the HR Manager to research a key change in policy or legislation or employment law and how this affects Company policy or you’ll be updating and managing data in time for the payroll cut off. All the while working with a really friendly bunch who will want you to learn.

    About this company

    Vulcain Engineering provides engineering consultancy services across multiple industry sectors on a global scale. With operations in 36 countries and employing over 3,500 staff worldwide, our business responds to the needs of our clients by providing expertise in the form of high added value engineering services. By consistently delivering exemplary outcomes for our customers, the French-owned Vulcain Group has seen steady growth and expansion going from 45 to 200 employees in 4 years. Our success lies in the professional capabilities of the people we hire and our ongoing commitment to providing a first-class service. It is because of this that our UK business continues to thrive. With a primary focus on the Nuclear Sector, our Technical Communities based in the Southwest of England are making valuable contributions to the mega-infrastructure, Nuclear New Build projects at Hinkley Point C (HPC), Somerset and the predicted build at Sizewell C (SZC) in Suffolk. Our values are care & compassion, performance, team spirit and inclusiveness. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Following successful completion of the apprenticeship it is hoped the individual stays with Vulcain for an additional year (max of 3 years) to become more exposed to HR activities as the Company grows, involvement with Group activities, supporting the HRM on more complex ER case work.  It is likely Vulcain is happy to support a CIPD Level 5 qualification upon completion of the Level 3.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Kate Tingle


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261376.

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    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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