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Human Resources Apprentice

Job Reference: 202-365-17

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Human Resources
Apprenticeship National Wage
Suitable for newly qualified

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. SWAST delivers high performing emergency and urgent care to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset along with NHS 111 services for Cornwall and Dorset.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.

Are you a recent school leaver?

Are you looking to start a career in Administration and Human Resources?

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a HR Administrative Apprentice on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

Responsible to the HR Services Manager, the HR Apprentice will be providing administrative assistance to the Human Resources Directorate. They will be the first point of contact by telephone and face to face and for staff enquiring about HR department matters, referring them to other members of the team where appropriate. Some responsibilities will include: maintaining accurate filing systems; inputting data to the relevant HR systems and databases; organise meetings; prepare stationery orders; open, date stamp and distribute post for the HR department as well as many more. You will have to undertake delegated tasks and uphold the promotion of Equality and Diversity at all times.

You must be enthusiastic, motivated and be able to work well under pressure. Within the role, you will always be part of a team so you must be adaptable, flexible and demonstrate effective learning when working within this team.

As an apprentice, you’ll have the valuable opportunity to acquire a range of skills and experience throughout the year long scheme. Guided by your mentor and one of our recognised learning providers, you’ll be given clear learning objectives for your role. In addition, you’ll be enrolled on a National Vocational Qualification that will enable you to develop significant skills over the year: not just in your placement, but in areas that will help you perform effectively in the workplace overall.

As part of your apprenticeship you will be required to undertake the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration. The Apprenticeship includes: Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration, Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at Level 1, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (these are embedded throughout the apprenticeship).

Entry Requirements: Applicants must have achieved (or be predicted to achieve) GCSE Grade C, equivalent or above, in English Language and Maths, e.g. Key/Functional Skills. You must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes which includes Word, Excel and Outlook.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than advertised should we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Any documents attached to this advert must be downloaded and emailed to or posted to the HR Services team, SWAST HQ, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY. Applications received without these completed documents may not be shortlisted. Please note that some vacancies may not have any relevant attachments.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

If you are shortlisted for this post, we will normally send you a direct email to the address entered on your application form.

We will also send messages through your NHS Jobs account, to keep you updated on your application process. To access emails from us via NHS Jobs, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.

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