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Business Administrator (HR) Apprentice



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13th November 2023

Business Administrator (HR) Apprentice

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Ipswich Borough Council, Ipswich IP1 2D

£14,261 per annum

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Fixed term for 18 months

Reference: 0317

Required as soon as possible.

An apprenticeship with Ipswich Borough Council is a great stepping-stone to your career, giving you valuable work experience, a recognised qualification, access to all our employee benefits and your own income. As an Apprentice you will become an important part of the council’s work. 

This is an exciting Apprenticeship opportunity within the HR team at Ipswich Borough Council and is the perfect role if you are interested in exploring a career in HR. We are a small friendly and welcoming team who work well together and will support you on your journey to a new career. 

As a HR Apprentice you will be part of a busy team providing effective administration support in a wide range of HR activities, including recruitment, learning and development and payroll. Alongside this you will also be the first point of contact to deal with general enquiries ensuring a high standard of customer service is provided.

We will support you to undertake either a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship (CIPD) which includes 6 hours a week dedicated to undertaking work for your qualification. 

Further CIPD Level 3 Apprentice information can be found at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/hr-support-v1-1

Further Business Administration information can be found at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator-v1-0

This Apprenticeship is 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday and is offered on a fixed term for 18 months. The post is based at Grafton House in Ipswich. You will be required to work 2 days a week in the office.

  • you will enjoy working with people and understand the importance of excellent customer service working in a confidential environment
  • being able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, IT skills and be confident dealing with enquiries by telephone, email and face-to-face 
  • able to work as part of a team and have a positive “can do” attitude
  • self-motivated flexible and reliable
  • able to demonstrate good organisational skills and time management
  • willing to learn and undertake training and follow instructions
  • committed to making the most of this apprenticeship opportunity.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues. 

To find out more:

For more information about this role please contact Ryan Buck (he/him) on: (01473) 433054 or via email: ryan.buck@ipswich.gov.uk 

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: hr_apprentice_jdps.pdf (ipswich.gov.uk)

How to apply:

Apply online at: https://www.ambitionipswich.com/ where you can complete the online application form for this vacancy.

Closing date: 19 November 2023.

Interview date: 24 November 2023.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The selection process will be an assessment and interview in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

To apply, please follow the application process detailed above.

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Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 19/11/2023


£14,261 per annum


This job is located in Ipswich

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