Accord Multi Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a number of HR Apprentices to join their central HR Team and academy teams. This opportunity would be perfect for individuals looking to embark on a career in HR and gain exposure to HR activities working closely with HR and academy colleagues.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National minimum wage for Apprentices. Following successful completion of probationary period (6 months) this will rise to the national minimum wage for the apprentices age.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Friday 8.00am to 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the HR Advisor, support the provision of a highly effective human resources service in order to ensure an accurate and consistent service is provided to all trust colleagues, senior leaders, line managers and staff
  • To undertake on the job training to learn and develop new skills and gain experience in Human Resource Management
  • Commitment to undertake and complete the Level 3 Human Resources Support Apprentice qualification
  • Committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of young people and to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of the post and activities
  • Under the supervision and direction of the HR Advisor and other HR colleagues, the HR Apprentice will work collaboratively with the HR Team to support all aspects of the Trust’s Human Resources service to employees, line managers, leaders and central team colleagues
  • The HR Apprentice will provide quality administrative support to all HR Team colleagues to securely underpin all aspects of the employment life cycle
  • Answer telephone enquiries referring any complex matters to the relevant colleague
  • Monitor email inboxes, responding to routine enquiries and referring any complex matters to the relevant colleague
  • Maintain accurate and up to date information and ensure appropriate use of electronic storage systems
  • Provision of administrative tasks such as drafting letters, communications and minutes to a high standard with attention to detail using templates provided
  •  Assist with collation of information and liaise with relevant colleagues as may be directed
  • Support the new starter process with direction including pre-employment checks and new starter set up on academy/Trust systems
  • Support the leaver process including leaver letters and ceasing all system access
  • Support with the production of any other HR administration tasks as may be required
  • Collect data and maintain the Trust designated management information system
  • Undertake filing, photocopying and scanning within GDPR and retention requirements; ensure HR files and document storage systems are up to date
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect of all data held and processed; complying with GDPR requirements
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post as directed by the HR Advisors and/or COO

The training you will be getting

You will be required to undertake on the job training to learn and develop new skills and commit to completing the Level 3 Human Resources Support Apprentice qualification. The training will be 1 day a week on site. Regular meetings and skills reviews with the apprenticeship provider will take place virtually over video calls on a monthly basis. 

Functional skills in maths and English (if required).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities may arise within the Trust for career progression upon completion of apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider


About the employer

Middlestown Primary Academy is a mixed, 3 - 11 primary Academy, situated on the outskirts of Wakefield. It is situated in Middlestown, a small village located in a close knit community. Middlestown Primary Academy forms part of the Accord Multi Academy Trust, who are committed to providing world class education for all young people within our community and as such we recognise the pivotal role that our staff team have in this respect. The Trust places at the heart of its development a commitment to high quality professional development for all staff who join the Trust. We understand that by investing in our staff we will create an organisation with a shared vision and values that will transform education for young people.




Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College

Storrs Hill Road




HR Department

01924 282748

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Download and complete application form and return to prior to the application deadline.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Jul 2024