Human Resources

If you have passed your GCSEs or are considering what to do after your A-levels and you would like a rewarding career in Higher Education, you will find a diverse range of exciting apprenticeship opportunities here at the University of Exeter.

This permanent apprenticeship is available to start in early 2023. You will be employed by the University of Exeter in the Temporary Resourcing Unit which is part of the Permanent Recruitment and Temporary Resourcing Team, in Human Resources, at our Streatham campus in Exeter, and will be enrolled on the Business and Administration Apprenticeship with Exeter College.

Through your apprenticeship, you will gain knowledge, practical experience, and develop the skills you need to do this job and to succeed in your career. You will attend College one day a week and you will be supported through workplace training and mentors. See our YouTube video to hear from some of our apprentices and managers.

The Role

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    The Temporary Resourcing Unit (TRU) are responsible for the onboarding and payroll of all casual and temporary workers across the University. The Temporary Resourcing Assistant Administrator acts as a point of contact for customers and colleagues to advise on, support with, and administer the casual claims process. This includes tasks specifically associated with the systems that we use, and providing essential information to recruiting managers to ensure a smooth recruitment process. In this role you will also cover the HR reception desk once a week.

    In this role you will gain a working knowledge of the onboarding process for casual workers at the University. You will be responsible for undertaking right to work checking, which will develop an understanding of Home Office regulations. You will also be a point of contact for general queries regarding our processes, University policy, and UKVI and HMRC regulations. You will be fully trained in the use of internal systems including our payroll/HR and recruitment system, and our timesheet system. In this role you will be fully supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team.

    This is a hybrid role, based both at home and at our office in Northcote House. We meet in the office as a team once a week, but you are welcome to work from the office as often as you like.

    In this role you gain experience that would support a move into Human Resources, Recruitment, other roles within Higher Education, business administration and beyond.

    Our early career apprenticeships are aimed at (but not limited to) enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated school/college leavers aged 16 years and above.

    Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    Our ideal candidate will have

    At least GCSE Maths and English grade C/4 or above.

    A willingness to learn, and put into practice, new knowledge, skills and behaviours.

    A desire to develop both personally and professionally.

    A positive, can-do, attitude.

    Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    This apprenticeship may be at the same level as, or at a lower level than, a qualification you already hold. It should allow you to acquire substantive new skills and the content must be materially different from any prior qualification or a previous apprenticeship.

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:
    39 days leave per year

    options for flexible working

    numerous discounts at leading retailers

    onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme

    sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

    stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

    University and training provider interviews and will take place on Thursday 19th January 2023.

    To find out more about the job, before you apply, contact Samantha Kelly (email: samantha.kelly@exeter.ac.uk).

    University of Exeter


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