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Human Resources Apprentice

Job Reference: 202-A-21-15101

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Human Resources
Apprenticeship National Wage

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 Officer, the HR Apprentice will be providing administrative assistance to the Human Resources Directorate, this will include the payroll and recruitment functions of the HR Services team. They will be one of the first point of contacts 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 an apprenticeship program 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 at least) GCSE Grade C (Or equivalent), in English Language and Math’s or an equivalent qualification such as key/functional skills. You must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office program’s 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.

Successful applicant will start in September. This role is based in our HQ offices, in Exeter, Devon. Please conisder this before applying as the role is not available remotely. 

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

If you are shortlisted for this post, we will send you a direct email to the address entered on your application form. Please ensure you check you Junk items. 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'.

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

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