Manchester, England
Full - Time

Apprentice Level : Level 3

Apprentice course: Business Admin

Location: Trafford Park, Manchester 

Duration: 15 months + EPA

The Team/Department...


You will work alongside the Head of HR for Phsyical Distribution and two HR business partners to ensure and create a consistent employee journey and life cycle.  You will become a trusted advisor to our Warehouse community to ensure engagement, future development and consistency of message.  


As part of the Physical Distribution community, you’ll be playing a huge part in our transformation journey, supporting our people with the journey of change and support with upskilling and development.  


We embrace our entrepreneurial spirit in everything we do, always challenging ourselves to new ways of doing things. That means looking for innovative solutions, sustainable developments, and having the freedom to go beyond the ordinary.


You will...


You need to be a people person; you’ll need the emotional intelligence it takes to work with a wide variety of people and solve problems that arise. There will also be opportunity to help with the learning and development of staff too, making this a busy but rewarding role. You will be required to provide a high level of customer service to both candidates and the internal managers alike.   


We will give you the opportunity to get a true flavour of the world of Human Resources with a specific focus on talent acquisition and development and employee relations.


Day-to-day Ownership


  • Answering queries and providing support to managers 
  • Running the DC payroll through Mitrefinch, extracting the data and sending to payroll in a CSV file for upload
  • ER Case support 
  • Internal recruitment – advertising, managing the system, arranging interviews and providing guidance to managers
  • Processing system changes to employment terms and conditions
  • Screening documentation before they are issued to employees for signature
  • Training and development tailored to our sector and population 


You have 

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have:


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • A flexible approach to work, with an ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong team player approach with the ability to network. 
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Proactivity, with a keen eye for improved efficiency. 

In this role you will learn


  • The importance of stakeholder management
  • HR System Knowledge, Mitrefinch time and attendance, POP, and EC
  • You will develop your understanding of Employee relations – having exposure to formal employee meetings.
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