HR Apprentice – People Coordinator

Vacancy Details

  • A.S Watson Group

  • London

HR Support

Who we are:

You may not have heard of us, but you’ll know our brands! A.S. Watson is the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with over 16,000 stores in 27 markets. Each year, over 5.3 billion customers and members shop with our well-known retail brands, both online and offline, including the likes of Superdrug, Kruidvat, Watson’s, Marionnaud, The Perfume Shop, and many more.

This role sits within the Group People Team based in Battersea and provides HR support to the People Operations team, reporting to the People Business Partner. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, creative and passionate team and we need a likeminded person to join us. The role’s remit is European meaning you’ll have contact with key stakeholders in each of our 5 Group offices – Battersea, Shoreditch, Milan, Zurich and The Netherlands.

A typical day in the role includes:

  • Coordinating recruitment processes in our eRecruitment solution Cornerstone across the various locations. This includes: managing vacancy approvals, publishing vacancies, arranging interviews with relevant stakeholders and setting up SHL online testing, tracking and updating candidates as they move through the recruitment process, and conducting initial phone interviews.
  • Giving support and advice to managers throughout the recruitment process, making recommendations and keeping them updated on progress.
  • Coordinating the virtual induction event on a quarterly basis for all Group EU new starters
  • Working with the IT team in Superdrug to arrange and prepare IT equipment and account set ups for new starters, Keeping a tracker of all IT equipment, collecting from leavers ready for reconditioning
  • Working with the Senior People Coordinator to ensure new starters have a smooth onboarding in line with our process, and are given a warm welcome to the business!
  • Collecting information for our monthly newsletter for new starters, leavers, changes and work anniversaries
  • Handling reference requests for new and previous employees
  • Overseeing holiday and sickness trackers, providing support and advice on policies and procedures.
  • Supporting in managing events such as the Summer and Christmas parties (when we are eventually allowed to celebrate together again! For now we hold virtual events)
  • Providing office management support in absence of the Office Manager
  • Generally being a point of contact within the People team for ad hoc queries from colleagues

This role would be a good fit for you if:

  • You enjoy working with and supporting a team
  • You add value through excellent organisational and communication skills
  • You are good at multi-tasking and prioritising
  • You get satisfaction though working at a fast pace and having a variety of tasks

What you’ll need:

  • A great opportunity for someone looking for an administrative role supporting a team
  • Very well organised, able to prioritise tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent IT skills using MS Office and quick to pick up new systems
  • An eye for numbers and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilient, self-motivated with the ability to keep calm when working under pressure

What you’ll get from us:

  • Competitive salary, benefits and bonus scheme
  • Discounts for you and your family from some our much-loved retailers, including Superdrug and The Perfume Shop
  • 25 days holiday with an option to buy More
  • Interest free season ticket and personal loans
  • Excellent refer-a-friend scheme with up to £2000 up for grabs!
  • Free financial and mortgage advice from some of our partners
  • A fantastic learning and development offering to explore
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved in wellbeing initiatives to support your physical and mental health…plus much More!


Location – SW11 4AN