Human Resource Support Apprentice
REAch2 Academy Trust - Central Team
Henhurst Ridge , East Staffordshire, England DE13 9TQ
Start Date
As soon as possible

About the Role

Are you looking to start your HR career within a supportive company? If you’re interested in working alongside likeminded professionals who go the extra mile to provide exceptional learning opportunities for children and want to learn on the job? We want to hear from you!

What will the apprentice be doing?
We are looking to appoint an aspiring, professionally minded HR Apprentice, providing support to the team of HR Advisors within the Trust. You will provide support to the HR Team including duties on resourcing, employee records, payroll, processes and procedures, including annual leave, sickness absence, probation, induction and HRIS.

Working full-time supporting all our HR activities, there will be regular training sessions on the United Learning’s HR Support L3 Apprenticeship programme.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
HR Support – Level 3 – The apprenticeship is ideal for working in a frontline HR role in education. The programme is designed around key HR policies and processes, ensuring the knowledge skills and behaviours you learn and develop are highly relevant to your role. On completion you’ll be confident in implementing compliant, customer focused HR practice.

The apprenticeship training is a mix of self-guided online modules, project work, live webinars, group work, face-to-face days and 1:1s.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
There is no portfolio requirement but you’ll complete a project at the end of the apprenticeship which should help you in your future career in HR.

After gaining the core HR knowledge skills and behaviours, individuals will find that progression can take many avenues such as HR manager, a Resourcing role, or HR Analyst. You may also be eligible to apply to become an Associate member of the CIPD which forms the basis for further qualifications and development.

Closing Date
Applications will be assessed upon submission
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The job description, personal specification and application form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed application forms should be sent to the REAch2 HR Department using [email protected]
REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A competitive salary,
• 28 days’ paid holiday (rising to 31 days after 5 years’ service).
• Membership of the generous Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.