Human Resources Apprentice with Weil, Gotshal & Manages

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manages LLP
  • London, City of London
  • £25000 per annum

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our HR team, via an apprenticeship. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and develop a strong foundation in various HR functions. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about human resources and is looking to kick-start their career in this field.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £25,000 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    16 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Business & Administration
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    HR support (ST0239)
  • Employer
    Weil, Gotshal & Manages LLP


The HR Apprentice is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Human Resources function. The HR Apprentice and HR Advisors are expected to support and help each other, and to cover each other’s absence.

The role is office based and will require you to be present in the office for at least 3 days a week however, this arrangement is subject to review and is not contractual.


• Assist and support the Human Resources team with general administration tasks;

• Supervise emails sent to the HR team and triage initial queries or help where possible;

• Manage all HR filing and archiving;

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee e-files on Desksite and regularly update the HR Guidebook;

• Log and process all invoices and credit card purchases on behalf of the team;

• Prepare general standard correspondence for members of the team, e.g. letters, references;

• Ownership of the weekly movement sheet reporting, chair weekly meetings with the HR team to discuss/finalise any changes and circulate to other support teams;

• Maintain all key spreadsheets for the team, including department structure charts, maternity and secondment spreadsheets;

• Prepare induction packs and orientation schedules for new joiners;

• “Super-user” of the HR system (Workday), including new joiners, leavers, and changes. Run reports from Workday both for the team and other departments when necessary. Act as primary contact within the team for any queries or problems. Liaise with HR Systems in relation to any issues;

• Administration of key dates (5 years’ service etc.), wedding gifts, ordering flowers, eye tests etc.;

• Support the leaver process, ensuring all exit interview forms are sent out and returned;

• Assist with all absence monitoring and administration – e.g. weekly sickness reports;

• Provide cover in the absence of the HR Advisor and, where required, Early Careers Recruitment Advisor/Assistant and Recruitment Advisor;

• Continually review existing HR processes and procedures, suggesting any efficiencies or improvements as noticed;

• Maintain HR portal and HR Guidebook

• Assist with ad-hoc projects or duties as required.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 245833)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels;
  • Excellent grammar and spelling;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook and Excel)

  • Aged 18 and over before start date
  • 5 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including Maths and English or equivalent
  • Possess the right to work in the UK and have lived in the UK or in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years

As a HR Support Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the HR Support Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, which is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Upon completion you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Certificate, and you will be able to apply for Membership of CIPD.

The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses.

  • Previous administrative experience within an office environment (previous HR experience not essential);
  • Strong attention to detail and organisation skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with professionalism and discretion;
  • Willing and enthusiastic with a flexible approach
  • Ability to take on new tasks
  • Able to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to juggle a number of deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a positive and proactive attitude

Gain valuable hands-on experience and develop a strong foundation in various HR functions;

  • Opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals and learn from their expertise;
  • Exposure to a diverse range of HR projects and initiatives;
  • Competitive compensation package;

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for HR and a desire to learn and grow in this field, we encourage you to apply for this HR Apprenticeship position. Join the Weil HR team and embark on an exciting journey towards

  • 25 days plus UK public Holidays
  • Non Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance (4x annual salary)
  • Income Protection Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • GP Service
  • Annual Well Being Allowance
  • On-site Gym
  • STL
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
Weil is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability status.

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