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HR Apprentice (Level 5)
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25446/25177
  • Published: Fri 08/07/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £17,710.84 per annum. Once completed first year National Minimum Wage for your age will apply (but no less than starting salary)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bartholomew House

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HR Apprentice (Level 5)

Job introduction

Would you like a chance to build a career in Human Resources?

Brighton & Hove City Council has an exciting opportunity for a Level 5 apprentice in Human Resources. The Human Resources and Organisational Development team is based in Brighton primarily supporting managers and staff in good employment practice and learning & development.

You will be studying the HR consultant partner level 5 apprenticeship run by Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GBMet) who will responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments.

Your role  will be linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard and once you are competent in all these areas you will take an End Point Assessment before successfully completing. You will work across different areas in HR, learning new skills and experiences in our supportive HR team. You will receive support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.

The course will be delivered by online or through face-to-face workshops once a week plus a further meeting with a skills coach every 8 weeks to review progress and provide support. You will also have fantastic learning opportunities in the workplace.

You will be based in Bartholomew House, Brighton and have opportunities for flexible working and some working from home. Laptop and phone will be provided.

For an informal discussion, please contact Joel Caines, Senior HR Business Partner at

About the role

You will gain knowledge in a range of HR skills and practice, including:

  • Working flexibly with all members of HR to provide consistent and professional advice to Managers and staff within BHCC
  • Providing a HR business partnering and advice service in such matters as conduct, sickness absence management, redeployments, probationary issues and change management.
  • Employment law and keeping up to date with changes in employment law and case law.
  • Collating, reviewing and analysing data and presenting the data to managers to support them to make informed decisions.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of information systems.
  • Providing and developing training and e-learning materials
  • Assisting in project and policy development work

Flexible working is supported where possible, local government salary-related pension offered, a child care voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City and through many of the UK’s largest retailers and accessing other services. As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an apprentice NUS card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme and bus travel discounts with Brighton & Hove buses. See

Entry Requirements

Please see the Essential Criteria listed in the Person Specification section of the Job Description for the particular requirements of this role.

Functional Skills

All Level 3 apprenticeships and above - Apprentices without evidence (a certificate) of level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing training and you will also be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.

Interviews: 19th August 2022 

Provisional Start Date: 12th September 2022 

Please note, your application will be shared with the training provider and an informal interview may take place with them to confirm eligibility prior to an offer being confirmed

Please declare your qualifications in the application as this may affect eligibility.

The duration of the apprenticeship will be 20-24 months depending on experience.

NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning or require additional support and your contract will end on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (or this includes EEA for UK or EEA Nationals with pre-settled or Settled Status) or have some other residency eligibility status. Please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK  for a full list of residency categories and locations

If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. Those on a student visa or non-UK/non EEA nationals who have been here in the last three years for other educational purposes may not be eligible. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please see Annex A of the latest employer funding rules: Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK.

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (