Human Resources Apprentice

About HM Treasury

The Treasury is the United Kingdom’s economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the government’s financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.

About the Corporate Centre Group

The Corporate Centre Group provides corporate systems, services, solutions and facilities to enable HM Treasury Group to deliver effectively and efficiently. It consists of Human Resources, Finance, Finance & HR Operations, IT and Facilities, Management Information, Correspondence and Information Rights, Estates, Security, Information and records management. We provide a vast array of services and solutions that enable the Treasury Group and its partners to operate effectively.

As a HR Apprentice you will:
1. Provide administrative support to various teams within Human Resources. This includes but isn’t limited to;
• Organising and supporting events such as training courses and interviews
• Preparing and sending paperwork for meetings and other events
• Organising meetings and room bookings
• Other logistical work as required

2. Monitor any shared inboxes, responding to queries from HM Treasury staff and line managers is an efficient manner advising them on the relevant information and procedures.

3. Maintain accurate records of data for HR processes, for example maintaining delegate records and other administrative tasks for learning and development programmes and assisting with the allocation of staff to teams.

4. Daily management of the Oracle HR system; ensuring the system is kept up to date; completing tests on the system every quarter ahead of any updates, responding to queries about the system and reporting to these to the relevant teams.

5. Undertake any other HR work and projects as required.

6. The post holder will also complete a Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship, this leads to a level 3 professional HR qualification from the CIPD. This will be undertaken in the apprentice’s working hours.


Sift criteria
Candidates – Please note, you will be asked to give evidence in your application of how you meet these criteria.
Required Qualifications:
1. Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Required Behaviours, Experience and Technical Skills:
1. Ability to work independently and manage their workload, meeting all deadlines and priorities. [Delivering at Pace]
2. Ability to use Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel.
3. Ability to maintain accuracy in their work [Managing a Quality Service]

Working arrangements
The post will be based in London

The working hours of this post are 42 per week (including meal breaks of 1 hour a day) unless you have a legacy agreement as an existing Civil Servant.

Flexible working arrangements
HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need.

We also offer a generous maternity/ paternity and adoption leave package.

At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country. So, it’s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff are able to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

•25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant)
•Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
•Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions. Find out more about Civil Service pensions
•Onsite restaurant and coffee bar. The London office also offers a gym, showers and prayer room
•Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving
•Access to a retail discounts and cashback site
•A Rental Deposit Advance Scheme to help meet the total costs of deposits for privately rented homes
•A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)

As part of our pre-employment security checks, if you are invited to interview and are not a current HM Treasury member of staff, you will need to bring: • Proof of identity, e.g. your passport or driver’s license. Documents must be in date and valid.
• Proof of address, e.g. a utility bill or bank statement issued within the past 3 months
• Proof of your National Insurance (NI) number, e.g. letter from DWP confirming your NI number, or P60
• If you do not bring a UK or EU passport, you will need to bring other documentation of your right to work in the UK, e.g. your visa, biometric residence permit or birth certificate.
Further details regarding acceptable documents will be provided in the invitation to interview.


Eligibility Statement
Individuals appointed to the Treasury will be subject to National Security Vetting. To allow for meaningful checks to be carried out applicants will normally need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 out of the past 5 years. A lack of UK residency in itself is not always a bar to security clearance but the Department will need to consider eligibility on a case by case basis using all information that can be obtained following a successful application.

HM Treasury has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. Our aim is to be an open and inclusive department, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented and high-performing people who support and develop one another.

HM Treasury is a Disability Confident Leader. This means we’ve been recognised as an employer which is confident and leading the way in recruiting and retaining staff with disabilities. We will offer an interview to any applicants with a disability who have indicated they wish to take part in the disability confident scheme, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the person specification.

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