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Job Description

The Human Resources department deals with the employees of a business, including recruitment, dealing with employee disputes/demands and queries, they may be involved in the payroll as well as calculating holiday pay.

Entry Requirements

Employers will usually expect you to have:

  • GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent
  • computer skills
  • experience of office work

You may also find it useful to have qualifications in business administration. Some employers may expect you to have a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The CIPD has more information about working in HR.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could become an HR officer or team leader.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Recruitment consultant
  • Trade union official
  • Training manager
  • Training officer

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Patience
  • Empathetic, tactful and approachable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to gather facts and be confident in delivering them
  • Good problem solver,
  • Well organised and respect the importance of confidentiality
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to stay calm in difficult circumstances

Starting Salary

£15,000 to £22,000

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