HR Apprentice – Sumitomo

Vacancy Details

  • Sumitomo Corporation

  • London

HR Support



To support the HR & Facilities Department in providing an efficient and streamlined service to the business whilst adhering to workplace rules, policies and employment law regulations. The role is responsible for completing a variety of administrative duties both independently and under supervision.

To successfully complete the HR Apprenticeship Level 3 in HR Support, gaining relevant skills and knowledge within the HR & Facilities department and applying learning in the role.


  • Completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship – Human Resources Support
  • Gain a good understanding of employment law regulations and to keep up to date with changes in HR rules/processes/employment law and the business
  • Support the recruitment process by posting roles on the intranet and internet; schedule interviews ensuring hiring managers have the necessary CV; prepare contracts and offer letters
  • Administer new starter processes including reference checks, DBS checks, creation of employee personnel file; oversee the completion of benefit documentation
  • Input new starters and leavers into the HR database
  • Assist in the company induction process by ensuring information slides and forms are kept up to date; schedule corporate department inductions
  • Prepare reference letters; visa invitation letters on request
  • Perform yearly visa audit
  • Handle day to day queries effectively using interpersonal skills and communicating through various methods
  • Assist in maximising the completion rate of performance related forms
  • Assist with ad hoc team projects
  • Minute taking in HR meetings
  • Assist in covering reception
  • To be aware of relevant company rules and policies


A-Level or equivalent


  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Resilience – to remain positive under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to challenge where appropriate
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good IT skills; basic level of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Personal Qualities
  • Friendly and professional manner
  • Ability to build trust and sound relationships
  • Flexible
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Willingness to learn and develop


Work experience in an office environment

Vintners’ Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ