Apprentice HR Assistant
Published: Dec 02, 2020
As the HR Assistant you will be joining the Ventro Head office team based in Estover, Plymouth.
The Apprentice’s Role
Acting as member of the HR team you will assist with all recruitment and HR needs. You will report directly into the HR Administrator. This is a full-time position.
Key Skills / Responsibilities:
• Request required contractor paperwork and certification
• Administer and manage ‘Contractor’ database
• Chase the return of information
• Support the HR Administrator with the preparation of employment offer letters and contracts.
• Assisting the HR Administrator with updating of adverts and job descriptions.
• Arrange interviews
• Process DBS checks – as required
• Prepare New Starter Packs for Inductions
• Complete audits
• Booking staff onto projects
• Working with the HR Administrator and directors to ensure that HR/Recruitment tasks are completed to a high standard.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm – 40 hours a week.
Wages: £180.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Ventro are an accredited company, part of the Aquilam Group that takes pride in quality and service. Ventro like to invest in their staff, providing employees with the appropriate training and qualifications needed in order to do a good job or progress within the company. Their accreditations demonstrates competency and provides the authority to be able to inform their customers of what is needed to make them compliant.
On the value of Apprenticeships, Ventro said "We’re looking for candidates who are mission-focused, project-driven, and above all else, looking for a deeper meaning in their work. We also pride ourselves in hiring talented individuals from all walks of life and different industries.
Ventro will always remain a young company at heart with an aim to continue to have groups of tight-knit teams working cross-functionally, learning from each other, and not being afraid to take on grand challenges."
Ventro are very proactive and keen to progress their employees within the company. On completion of your Level 3 Advanced Business Apprenticeship, you could also progress on to the Team Leader/ Supervisor or Leadership and Management Apprenticeship.
The successful candidate must:
• Previous experience of Customer Service, Administrator or sales role would be beneficial.
• Fast Learner
• Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
• A good knowledge of IT and Microsoft Office
• Excellent Customer Service
• Due to office location you must be able to drive and have access to your own transport.
You will be working in an open planned office environment, so an excellent work ethic is essential for example, timekeeping, team player, supportive and adaptable. The right person will be ambitious and confident with a friendly demeanour.
GCSE Maths and English Grade C and above or equivalent.
Level 3 Business Administrator
Employment responsibilities and rights
As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre. This is usually twice monthly. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.
Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, with support sessions to help you with your project.
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!