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Working hours

Full Time

Level of DBS check required

Not applicable

Date posted

16 Jan 2023, 11 p.m.

Application deadline

9 Feb 2023


Join our HR Workforce Data Team as a Business Administration Apprentice and play a vital role in supporting the HR service and wider organisation. You will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects, including statutory returns and payroll requirements, while developing your skills and knowledge in the field of business insight and data management.

If you are a motivated and detail-oriented individual, don’t miss this opportunity to jumpstart your career in a dynamic and challenging field.

About us

As an Apprentice within our HR Workforce Data Team, you will be part of a team responsible for providing HR related business information reports and ensuring the accuracy of data in Personnel Administration, Payroll, and organisation modules. You will have the opportunity to work on various projects, including statutory returns and payroll requirements, while developing your skills and knowledge in the field. Under the guidance of the HR Business Information Lead, you will make a valuable contribution to our team and the wider organisation.

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    About the role

    In this role you’ll contribute to the work of providing HR related business information reports, while studying to achieve the Level 3 business administration apprenticeship throughout your time with us. We’ll give you time during your working week for study and assessments- which means no evening or weekend study is required!

    You will work towards being able to undertake the range of duties listed below:

    Assisting in report development and validation

    Ensuring master data meets statutory and business requirements

    Providing reports using technical tools in our HR records system, SAP

    Supporting ongoing validation of master data

    Working on statutory returns, employment terms, and payroll requirements

    As an ‘any-desk’ worker, you’ll need to be connected to our network to access digital folders and resources, but this can either be from home or an office location when required. You will be required to work from the office a couple of times a week, depending on your role and team requirements*.

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    About you

    Skills required:
    Able to use Microsoft packages

    Good written and verbal communication skills

    Good attention to detail

    Strong numeracy skills

    Good planning and organisational skills

    Able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

    Personal Qualities:
    Comfortable working as part of a team and playing an active role

    Real ambition to develop your skills and experience

    Enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking

    Willingness to learn and to undertake a range of different tasks

    Flexible and willing to take on new tasks as needed

    Able to adapt to changing requirements and work with new tools and systems as needed

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Qualified to Level 1 or above in Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE Maths and English grades A* – C/9-4 or equivalent), or Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Qualification.

    Please note: You will not be eligible for this post if you have a Degree in the same subject as this apprenticeship, or other qualifications in the same subject at an equivalent level.

    Other information

    Location: Walton Street Offices, Aylesbury

    Advert closing date: Thursday 9th Feb 2023

    Possible Starting date: March 2023

    Duration of Apprenticeship:
    Our apprenticeship roles are on a fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship. Level 3 is usually for about 18 months.

    Your initial apprentice salary will be £9,279.86 p.a for your first year (increasing to £10,186.62 from 1st April 23) and will go up to National Minimum Wage if you are 19+ when you start the 2nd year of your apprenticeship. All your training will be funded by us. As well as the salary, our apprentices are eligible to:

    Paid holiday package

    Join our generous Pension scheme

    Get 50% off of Arriva bus travel, and 34% off of Chiltern Railways services

    Receive a range of restaurant, shop & gym discounts through our Employee Benefits scheme

    Apply for a TOTEM Card (formerly called the NUS Extra card)

    Reality Check:
    This is a full-time position working a 37 hour week Monday to Friday.

    Contact: Stuart Boyle (HR Service Desk & Workforce Data Manager) stuart.boyle@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

    Future Prospects

    We cannot guarantee a permanent position following completion of the apprenticeship, however this is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and develop skills in HR and data management.

    This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

    Unspent convictions and/or unspent conditional cautions only

    For further information on how long it takes for convictions and conditional cautions to be spent, please refer to Nacro’s %2BnZ1qCXIqQE8OyVpomB8vIfcCw%2F51SA%3D&reserved=0>guide on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

    We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

    Our values and culture

    We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

    By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:
    a fair and inclusive culture

    the chance to really make a difference to those around you

    health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops

    a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group

    ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us

    opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

    At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation.

    From dedicated staff networks overseen by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, to proudly standing as a Disability Confident employer, it’s important to us that all our colleagues feel engaged, listened to, and valued. Our offer of flexible working empowers a productive and happy workforce and allows employees to combine work with other responsibilities and commitments.

    We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.

    About the Business Unit

    Resources cover a wide range of specialisms, including Human Resources, Finance, ICT and Business Operations. Our main focus is supporting the other directorates to provide the best possible service to our residents. To do that, we have to make sure we have the right people in the right roles across the organisation. From our finance teams, working strategically to ensure the best value from public money; to HR keeping our employees healthy and happy, each service is vital in making sure Buckinghamshire Council has what it needs to run effectively and efficiently.

    As well as providing high quality services to other areas of the Council, you could also be helping us build on the revenue which comes from our external clients. If you are ambitious, customer-focussed and bursting with new ideas, we want to hear from you.

    We recognise and reward you

    Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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