Data Technician Apprentice – HR Data

Vacancy Details

  • Macfarlanes

  • London

Data Technician

We are an independent London-based law firm with a high profile client base from around the world. We are known for the quality of our work, both in terms of our ability to handle the full range of corporate and commercial matters, and the fact that we can advise our clients on their private affairs. We handle work of the highest quality and
complexity on a wide range of matters. Our size and partner-led approach enable us to give our clients a more personal service underpinned by the highest standards of commitment and care. As well as that, our independence allows us to choose precisely the right lawyer or firm for our clients’ needs in any jurisdiction in the world.

Macfarlanes’ human resources (HR) department consists of 36 employees which fall into several different teams;
operations, advisory which includes recruitment, graduate recruitment and projects, learning and development, and
inclusion and CSR.
This position is based in the operations team working with the HRIS and MI Analyst to provide reports and data
analysis to the wider HR department and firm.

The apprentice scheme:

We are committed to recruiting and developing the best people to ensure we deliver a paramount service to our
clients. We recognise that the success of a modern law firm depends on a range of business professionals
contributing critical and complementary expertise.
Our two year HR administrator apprentice scheme will give you exposure to the inner workings of a HR

What to expect:

Unsurprisingly, no two days will look the same. One day you might be working on reviewing exit interview data to
support the HR advisory team with a particular project, and another day you might be working on building and
testing a workflow within the HR system.
During the two year scheme you will gain experience within the data and HRIS function. You will work in a varied
role to assist our staff within a supportive and approachable team.
The scheme will start in November 2021. The successful apprentice who successfully completes the scheme may
be offered a permanent position, taking on more responsibility within the team, honing their skillset further and
developing themselves for a future in HR.

Role Description

 supporting the HR operations team with the day-to-day HR data management and firm reporting requirements;
 supporting the management and continuous development of the HR system;
 assisting with the design and build of various end-to-end workflows utilising the systems’ built in features to
automate and improve our processes;
 assisting with creating complex Excel reports and presenting data;
 supporting the HRIS & MI analyst with annual projects i.e. salary review and gender pay gap reporting;
 assisting with managing HR system issues that arise and work with the HRIS vendor to find solutions;
 undertaking other reasonable ad-hoc duties as and when required; and
 contributing to continuous improvements of the HR service to the firm.
This job description encompasses the main duties of the role and is by no means exhaustive. It is anticipated that
duties may vary from time to time according to the needs of the practice area.

Key Requirements – Candidate Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will be an efficient organiser with excellent time management skills and an eye for detail.
They will be confident in their communication skills (both written and oral), flexible, professional and possess a team orientated attitude. In addition, they will possess the following skills:
 ability to build a strong rapport/relationships at all levels across the business;
 methodical approach to work whilst being able to prioritise and manage multiple tasks;
 pragmatic ‘can do’ attitude with a focus on task completion;
 problem solving ability;
 customer focus;
 interest in the businesses they support;
 minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics; and
 good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, including Excel.

Our commitment to inclusion
At Macfarlanes we believe that an inclusive, forward-thinking culture is both intrinsically important and enables us
to provide innovative solutions to our clients. We have identified the continued development of inclusivity as a key
priority and are committed to fostering a broad and diverse culture throughout the firm, from entry level to
partnership. We continually review our processes to ensure that all of our people enjoy the same chance to develop
and advance.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, bringing different perspectives and experiences, making
Macfarlanes an exciting and stimulating place to work. We seek to recruit the best candidates, regardless of
gender, race or ethnicity, background, religion, physical abilities, sexual orientation or any other characteristic.
As part of our commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce, we ask you and/or your
recruiter to answer all the diversity questions when submitting an application to Macfarlanes. This data will allow us
to measure our progress towards improving the diversity of our applicants, and ultimately, our hires. Our diversity
data reporting is anonymised to maintain the privacy of applicants. If you have any questions relating to how the
diversity data is used, please contact a member of the recruitment team.
Should you require any adjustments during the application and/or interview process, please do not hesitate to
inform your recruiter or a member of the recruitment team. Please note, the job description is available in other
accessible formats.


Location – EC4A 1LT