Apprentice HR Assistant

Date 29/07/22

Location Benson, near Wallingford

There is never a dull day working in HR! If you’re conscientious and curious about people, think you’d be good at juggling multiple tasks, and are naturally organised and helpful, our HR Assistant apprenticeship will give you a great grounding in Human Resources. 

Under the supervision and guidance of our welcoming and supportive HR team, combined with day-release at Abingdon & Witney College, over 19 months you will acquire the skills and on-the-job training to achieve a Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship. Interested in joining us at our modern Benson head office, near Wallingford? We're offering a starting salary of £13,650 per annum, plus a host of benefits, including: pension; reward and discount shopping scheme, and wellbeing benefits.

What will you be doing? 
As Apprentice HR Assistant, you can expect to provide admin support in the areas of recruitment, payroll, filing and databases. There's lots to keep you busy and involved, including: 

- Uploading new employees' details on to HR databases, preparing their 'welcome packs' and ensuring that managers return essential paperwork within set timescales 
- Sending (and logging) probation and trial-period forms to managers and ensuring they are returned when due
- Following up references for our new starters 
- Managing our 'Introduce a Friend' scheme 
- Distributing monthly and weekly payslips 
- Managing personal files, including setting up new ones and keeping up with the filing 
- General office assistance – ordering stationery, answering phones, typing notes and photocopying

 What we're looking for in our Apprentice HR Assistant 
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
- Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload, and know when to ask for help 
- Appreciation of the need for confidentiality 
- 4x GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths (Grade A*-C 9/4, or equivalent) desired

Working hours: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri - 35 hours per week

Join the Grundon success story
Grundon is an award-winning and highly successful family-owned waste management and environmental business. Employing over 750 people, we provide waste collection, recycling and environmental monitoring services to all kinds of businesses, from shops and manufacturers to hospitals and airports.

Interested in embarking on our HR Assistant apprenticeship? Click 'apply here' to find out more and to apply via the National Apprenticeship Service.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st August 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to attend an interview on Wednesday 31st August.

What is it like working at Grundon?

We are committed to achieving diversity by employing the right people to deliver a high quality service based on equality of opportunity, skills, qualifications and relevant experience. We are the largest family-owned waste management company in the UK and we care as much about our employees as we do the environment. We aim to attract and retain high-quality, committed, enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals.

what we offer

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Cash Plan

Health Cash Plan

Discounted Gym Membership

Discounted Gym Membership

Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Mobile Phone Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

Holiday Plus

Holiday Plus

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Long Service Benefits

Long Service Benefits

Come and join our team

Contact us today to find out how Grundon can provide you with a challenging and stimulating working environment, where you can fulfil your potential