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Overview

Human Resources (HR) is a key part of any successful business or organisation; HR deals with recruitment, employment disputes, disciplinaries and training staff. This is not an exhausted list but gives an idea into the HR sector. The HR sector is varied and offers a variety of roles ranging from entry level to management level, with Chartered Institute of professional Development (CIPD) status.

HR firms are now being set up and provide services to business and companies which do not have their own HR provision. In addition to this you can also get HR consultants who freelance and generally provide support to smaller businesses, that do not have their own HR team in place.

Recruitment

In the UK, most companies now advertise via recruitment companies.  By adverting via a recruitment agency, the agency does all the leg work, they will pre-screen all the applicants and recommend to the business who should be put forward for interviews. For some businesses, they may use a designated agency or a freelance recruitment consultant to deal with all their recruitment.

Working in the recruitment sector you would generally be matching applicants to business, matching their skillsets. You may also be asked to headhunt and use online platforms such as linked in to source suitable applicants. Sales and marketing will also be involved within this sector.

The recruitment sector offers roles from entry level to graduate positions. Many recruitment agencies tend to offer graduate schemes, but will also offer lower level positions too. With many companies, you can start in an entry level position and work your way up, using the experience you have gained.

Singing up with an agency

Are you looking for a recruitment agency to help you find a job?  We've listed them here too.  See the 'Organisations in this sector' section for details.

Did You Know?
The average time spent looking at a CV is 5-7 seconds, 1 spelling or grammar mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 76% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.

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Apprentice Coordinator Vacancy
Closing Date:
25th May 2018
Salary:
£21,000 - £30,000
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
This role will take responsibility for overseeing the effective delivery of our Apprenticeship programmes to ensure all Apprentices experience a positive learning environment that is structured, progressive and supportive. The job holder will engage with all r...
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Apprentice Recruitment Resourcer
Closing Date:
10th June 2018
Salary:
£175 a week
Clearfield are specialist recruiters in the Construction Industry, we are growing and would love you to be part of this growth by joining our Training Academy! This is the perfect opportunity to start your career in recruitment, working at our Head Office in I...
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Business Support Apprentice (PROSPER HR SERVICES LIMITED)
Closing Date:
6th May 2018
Salary:
£129.50 p/w
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
Leaving school/college/sixth form and looking for a challenging apprenticeship? This is a great opportunity to join the team at Prosper HR Services as a Business Support Apprentice.
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Receptionist / Office Administrator - Chaplin Farrant
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Working with the company Directors, office manager and Directors' PA, the successful candidate will provide full support to the office staff and teams.
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VENDOR ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
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£16,000
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Do you want to work for East Anglia’s ‘Business of the Year’?
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At Ransomes Jacobsen®, we take a “quality-comes-first” approach to everything we do. This not only elevates the performance of our products, it also helps create a positive, family-oriented work environment.
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