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Human Resources Assistant (Apprentice) - Fixed Term (24months)

Human Resources

Location:  Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  £16,000 Per Annum Including London Weighting
Fixed Term / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 10 July 2022
Interview Date:  Friday 22 July 2022
Reference:  HR-0159-22

Part of The University of London, The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is a great place to work.  With a dedicated workforce of over 1000 employees based mainly our two sites; at our Camden campus in London and at our modern and vibrant Hawkshead campus in rural Hertfordshire.  The RVC has a unique, rich heritage of innovation and leadership in veterinary medicine and science.  

If you are keen to kick-start a career in HR….. Read On!  

We are offering a highly sought-after Apprenticeship in Human Resources which will provide you with entry-level HR job experience and a recognised training scheme that will lead to a CIPD level 3 qualification.  

The HR Apprentice will work within our HR Operations Team providing an efficient and streamlined service to the RVC with regard to HR-related administrative tasks; the role has a wide remit which includes input into all HR Admin and is an important support role to our customers, both existing staff and new starters.  

The role will involve managing probations, sickness and other leave, some benefit scheme administration, support permanent and casual recruitment and maintaining data and reports.  General HR administration duties will include maintaining the HR email inboxes and sickness records, letter writing, data checking and input onto the RVC’s HR/payroll system (iTrent). 

We are looking for candidates with good people skills, customer-focused and committed to providing professional, accurate and timely administrative support to staff and managers across the RVC. You should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, and have good numerical, verbal and written communication skills.  As team player, you will need to demonstrate ability to use your own initiative to prioritise work to meet deadlines and maintain high levels of accuracy under pressure. You will be both flexible and reliable and be comfortable with working with people at all levels as well managing important and confidential information. Ideally, you will have some experience of working within an office environment and with IT databases. 

In return we offer a starting apprenticeship salary of £16,000, day-release to attend college, generous annual leave entitlement, and free use of our on-site Sports and Wellbeing Centre.

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The RVC values diversity and is committed to the equality of opportunity. Balancing both the needs of the business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis where possible.