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HR Apprentice
  • Employer: Mole Valley District Council
  • Reference: HRAPPREN/001
  • Published: Wed 14/08/2019, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/09/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, 20% of your weekly hours spent on your studies
  • Salary: £14,856 (£7.70 per hour)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Dorking, Surrey, Surrey

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HR Apprentice

“Happy to talk flexible working’’

Do you want to earn while you learn and complete a fully funded CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice CHRP?

Are you interested in a career in Human Resources (HR) which can offer real opportunities, challenges, first rate skills development and a wonderfully diverse career?

Then we would love to hear from you……..

About us  
Mole Valley lies at the heart of Surrey. The towns of Dorking and Leatherhead are the District’s main centres.

Our purpose built open-plan offices have recently been refurbished. We are located opposite the Sports Centre which offers a swimming pool, sports hall, gym, aerobics studio and café and Dorking Halls, which provides a range of facilities including a café, cinema, theatre and concerts.

A career in HR

HR covers a full range of people issues spanning recruitment and on-boarding, training and development, pay, benefits, employment law, employee relations, policy and welfare issues.

Whether you work as a generalist or a specialist with particular expertise in one area of HR, you’ll develop a huge variety of skills and make a real contribution to the success of the business.

About the role and apprenticeship
This is an ideal opportunity if you want to develop your administrative, organisational and interpersonal skills to learn all about how HR works in a busy, dynamic, friendly and supportive team.

You will have a varied work load supporting general HR, payroll and recruitment administration. You will help maintain a variety of systems including our HR software, e-learning platform and social media for posting vacancies.

You will also have the opportunity to host new starters in the organisation supporting them through our onboarding and induction processes.

The job will not only give you a CIPD foundation qualification where you will spend 20% of the working week studying but it will also give you lots of variety and it will test and build your analytical and interpersonal skills in equal measure – both vital for a successful career in HR.

As an Apprentice you will be employed on a 12 month fixed term period, giving plenty of time to complete the agreed qualification and gain significant work experience to start you off on your HR career. At the end of this period if there isn’t a role available within the department or our Council, we will support and network with our neighbouring Councils to try and find you a permanent role.

About the team
We are a team of 8 collaborative and energetic HR and OD professionals, from a variety of different backgrounds. Working in partnership with the leadership and management teams, the HR and OD team provide a comprehensive, value added HR and OD service across the organisation.

About you

  • You will have an A’level or BTEC qualification and GCSE grade A to C / 4 to 9 Maths and English
  • You will be able to demonstrate your administration skills and an appreciation and understanding of good customer engagement
  • You will understand the skills required to support project work, including organisational, time management and communication skills
  • You will be IT literate- able to use information, communication and office technology
  • You will be motivated and excited to do an Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice CHRP (CIPD)
  • You will be keen to take every opportunity you have to learn all about HR and the way it works in practice 

We offer
Generous annual leave allowance up to 28 days and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution
Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab
Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls
Prime Location easy links from the A24 and M25 with Free Parking and within walking distance of Dorking train stations

Further info
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Charlie Skinner on 01306 879 103 Alternatively you can contact HR at

Closing date for applicants: Midday Monday 16 September 2019 
Interview dates: 24 / 26 September 2019 – to be confirmed

How to apply

Visit our careers website or email our careers inbox submit your CV along with a supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification.