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HR & Payroll Apprentice

Website Schools Plus

Job Title:     HR & Payroll Apprentice

Apprenticeship Qualification:     HR Support Level 3

How long does it take? 17 Months including End Point Assessment
WHO is it with? Schools Plus Ltd


Kelsall, Cheshire.

Home working when not undergoing training and support

Working Hours: Mon to Fri 9 – 5 including 30-minute lunch break
Weekly Hours: 37.5
Hourly Rate: £12,000 per annum
Reporting to: HR & Payroll Manager

About The Employer:

Schools Plus manages community lettings for schools across England. We currently employ 270 people, almost all of whom work remotely. Schools Plus has been trading for 17 years and is the premium provider of lettings services.

About the Team:            

We are a small HR Team. The HR & Compliance Director is responsible for setting strategy in HR as well as Health & Safety. Mike has been working for Schools Plus for 11 years, for 9 of which he has led the HR department.

HR & Payroll Manager, Sam Cullum joined Schools Plus in 2016 and has provided all day-to-day HR support and payroll services to our employees since then.

About the Role:

We are looking for an HR Apprentice to join our small team and develop their skills in a highly important department for the company. The HR team will support the apprentice in their training and development and hopefully work with them for many years to come.

And Day to Day? …. You will be Responsible for:

  • Checking documents for new starters with the company
  • Providing support and advice to employees and managers on company procedures
  • Following up on training records, making sure probation reviews are carried out by managers
  • Dealing with HR and Payroll queries from our employees
  • Participating in team meetings about the direction of HR for the company
  • Placing adverts for new staff opportunities

About what about YOU?… You will need to HAVE:

  • Good telephone and email skills – all our interactions with employees are conducted remotely
  • A genuine interest in the work of Schools Plus and our mission to generate income for schools
  • Good people skills
  • You will need to reflect our company values of
    • Integrity
    • Accountability
    • Commitment
    • Being Good with People

And BE:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Calm
  • Diplomatic
  • Keen to learn and develop your skills

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • GCSE – English and Maths (Grade C or above)

And the Long-Term Opportunities?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

Company Benefits:

  • 28 days holiday per annum including Bank Holidays – increasing by 1 day each year to a maximum of 33 days
  • Sick pay
  • Company Profit Share Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
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