HR Professionals in this role are typically either working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are a HR Manager in a small organisation. Their work is likely to include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business; working with the business on HR changes.
EXAMPLE JOB ROLES
The focus of the apprenticeship is primarily on individuals who are new to the role or are progressing on their career journey through the organisation.
Must have 5 GCSEs including Maths, English and ICT at grade 9 - 4 (A*- C) or be willing to undertake Functional Skills Level 2. We have to make sure that the Apprentice has the potential to achieve the different elements that make up the Apprenticeship qualification, and that they are working at the right level in their job. It may be a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments and skills exams.
18 months to complete, depending on the employer and apprentice needs.
This apprenticeship standard has been developed with the help of employers such as Walter Smith Fine Foods LTD, Marks and Spencer’s, Lloyds Bank, Sanctuary Housing, Volvo, BT, Specsavers, EEF, Canon Europe, Bakkavor, Yorkshire Building Society, Marston’s PLC, Severn Trent PLC, Jaguar Land Rover Limited, Civil Service Learning, The Community Housing Group, Carillion PLC, Compass Group plc, McDonald’s UK, Dimension Data UK
There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called a Standard. This Standard includes:
A knowledge based qualification
- Business Understanding
- HR Legislation and Policy
- HR Function
- HR Systems and Processes
On Programme Assessment
- Portfolio of evidence
- Assessment of behaviours and skills
- Technical knowledge and understanding
- Technical competencies
- Maths, English at Level 2
- Consultative Project
- Professional Discussion
WHAT CAN AN APPRENTICE DO NEXT?
Move on to the Level 5 Human Resources (Consultant/Partner) Apprenticeship. Successful completion of this standard enables the apprentice to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
If you have any questions or queries relating to apprenticeships, please contact the apprenticeship team Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk