HR / Business Administration Apprentice

Thrapston, Kettering
£147 per week
14 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full time

HR Administration Apprenticeship (18 month fixed-term contract)

Based in Thrapston, Northamptonshire

Want to make a difference?

Want to feel valued?

Want to learn and earn at the same time and gain valuable HR experience?

At East Northamptonshire Council we like helping people get on the right track for a successful career.

We want to recruit a Business Administration Apprentice to work in the Human Resources Department at East Northamptonshire Council.

This role is a great opportunity for a hard working and keen individual who wants to learn on the job, while getting a qualification.  We promise to show you the ropes and give you lots of practical opportunities to learn and gain experience in a Human Resources environment.  In return you will help us to deliver vital services that support our staff.

We have approximately 200 employees and the people and environment are friendly and welcoming and every day is different.

What will I be doing?

You will be providing general administrative support to the friendly Human Resources team and other service areas. Duties will include:

• Inputting data into computer systems
• Dealing with both computer and paper-based documents
• Answering the telephone and taking messages
• Photocopying, scanning and filing
• Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail
• Supporting colleagues with various tasks such as collating and inputting data, responding to enquiries via email and telephone, and helping to arrange events
• A detailed Job description is available

What qualifications do I need to have already?

GCSE English and Maths at A - C or equivalent is preferred, however this is not essential.

What qualities and skills do I need?

To be successful in this role you must be reliable, have a polite manner and a friendly approach to help you get on with people at all levels.  You must be keen to learn and work to agreed targets.  You will need to be a good team worker but also have the ability to work on your own initiative when required.  A good knowledge of Microsoft Office will be an advantage. 

What will I get from this role?

Apprenticeships combine the opportunity of paid work with a formal training programme.  You will be working 37 hours a week with a salary of at least £147.00 per week (Linked to National Living Wage). Through the training you will be able to achieve an NVQ level 2/3 in Business Administration.


Please answer the following questions in the supporting statement section of your application:

1) What interests you in an HR administration apprenticeship and what are you seeking to achieve from it? 

2) What experience, skills or qualities do you feel you have that you could bring to this role? (this could include work experience gained, volunteer work, hobbies, social events, teams you are part of, what you are interested in, etc)

3) Which is it best to be, a team member in a performing team, or an individual achiever? And why?

For an informal discussion or to arrange to come in and have a chat/help with your application please contact Aime Armstrong, HR Manager on 01832 742214 –

To apply, please complete the application online on the LGSS website -

Closing Date: Monday 14th August 2017 at midday
Interview Date: Thursday 24th August 2017
Start Date: September 2017

At East Northamptonshire Council we believe that our staff members are our most valuable asset. We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best, and utilising all the talent and experience available. We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements that enable them to balance their working life with other priorities. These include; part-time working, home-working, compressed hours and job sharing.

Our aim is to balance the needs of our customers and our employee expectations, so our normal office hours are 08:45-17:00 and we also offer a flexi time scheme to all permanent staff (with the exception of the staff in our Contact Centre).  This means that you may work between the hours of 07.30 and 18.30 with your line manager's agreement; our core hours of work are between 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00.  In return we ask all of our employees to be flexible to ensure the council meets customer needs and expectations.


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