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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

HR Apprentice

Donington le Heath, LE676HS, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job title:    HR Apprentice CIPD Level 3
Location:    Leicester Head Office
Duration:    Apprenticeship learning will run for approx. 15-18 months

About Ibstock:
Ibstock plc is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years.

We are no ordinary manufacturing business. Through our principal products of clay bricks, brick components, concrete roof tiles, concrete stone masonry substitutes, concrete fencing, pre-stressed concrete products and concrete rail products, we are committed to providing new solutions to today's social and environmental challenges for the new build housing and domestic repair, maintenance, improvement markets (RMI) and infrastructure.

Summary of the main purpose of the role:

Ibstock plc are offering the successful candidate a HR Support CIPD Level 3 Apprenticeship, working within the HR Team alongside experienced HR Coordinators, enabling them to develop the required skills and experience to work with this environment, with a view to developing a long-term career within the business.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to support the Early Careers activity within Ibstock - coordinating recruitment directly relating to our apprenticeship programmes. This role will encompass the entire apprenticeship lifecycle from advertising through to selection and onboarding.

Key Duties:

Recruitment Processes
•    Place internal and external adverts onto websites/ sites to attract candidates
•    Coordinate assessment dates with factories / functions for 2023 recruitment and managing candidate attendance via our agency partner 
•    Managing and liaising with external agencies regarding shortlisting and assessment activities
•    Supporting assessment days and ensuring resources and materials are in place 
•    Working with the corporates communications teams to launch a social media campaign
•    Receive offers from hiring managers and manage the hiring process with HR Operations; keep candidates informed of next steps in process 
•    Manage process for unsuccessful candidates and details of how to obtain feedback 

Induction and Onboarding 
•    Organise equipment / uniform for all new starters 
•    Provide hiring managers with guidance for apprenticeship inductions and welcome packs 
•    Supporting on boarding events and activities in the induction process

School and community engagement
•    Liaising with factories around community engagement activities and materials required
•    Management of a central repository of resources for early careers materials and sending these out to sites for use
•    Supporting early careers fayres and activities as required
•    Research of training providers / school/ colleges to target for early careers activity 

Admin activity
•    Invoice processing
•    Scanning and copying of certificates  / training records 
•    Booking meetings rooms and venues / accommodation as required 
•    Dealing with day to day queries on the programmes

Experience, Qualifications & Attitudes
•    You must already have Functional Skills English and Maths level 2 or GCSE certificates A*- C or 4 - 9 or equivalent.  A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to English qualification from those whose primary language is BSL
•    You will contribute to a positive working environment within the HR function, show a positive, enthusiastic attitude and be receptive to change
•    You will be required to communicate with many different areas of the business, and at all levels
•    You will be passionate about delivering a first class customer experience for apprentices and hiring managers
•    You will be able to work in an environment where confidentiality and remaining calm is fundamental
•    Develop confident relationships with internal and external customers, be able to challenge and question where appropriate and strive for the best outcome for Ibstock  
•    Be open, honest, respectful and reliable and actively engage with the company values.
•    Enjoy working with detail and have an analytical approach, ensure you prepare in advance for meetings / negotiations and follow up with actions and minutes.  Good excel skills would be an advantage.
•    Self-motivated, want to progress and learn, willing to put the effort in to gain the reward. 
•    Encourages feedback and will take ideas for how to develop and improve on board, whether they be technical or behavioural. 
•    Will take advantage of opportunities to learn from and shadow other team members, but will also suggest ways to improve tasks and outcomes

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people from minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Here at Ibstock PLC we are dedicated to building belonging, empowering you to be your true self by offering a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Ibstock PLC are committed and passionate about building a diverse environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability or age
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