HR Apprentice

Job description

We are looking for an HR Apprentice with superb administrative skills and a passion for HR to join our HR Operations team. The HR Operations team is made up of two HR Assistants and Senior HR Operations Manager. The HR Operations team are responsible for all HR operations and are critical to the evolution of our HR model, as we look to streamline and automate the way we work. The focus of the team is to create a great people experience for employees as well as support the generalist team.

You will understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion, have a service minded approach and be happy working in a matrix structure as you will be providing administrative support for a number of different agencies with three HR Business Partners.

We work in an industry where things are continually changing and evolving so you will need to be flexible and adaptable. Working in a team where Business Partners, Learning and Development, Reward and Talent Acquisition all sit and work closely together, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain a broad understanding of how HR operates.

Including this role the UK HR team currently comprises of 18 people: the HR Director UK & Ireland, Senior HR Operations Manager and HR Assistant, 7 HR generalists, a Reward Manager and Assistant, L&D Manager, Head of Talent and 4 Talent Acquisition Specialists. The UK HR team work alongside the EMEA HR team (4 people) and the HR Manager for our Dublin office.

The Package

We guarantee that your career with us will be varied and exciting. Every day in this fast paced environment presents a different challenge and if you work smart and are the best at what you do, your time here will produce endless possibilities for your future.

You will get our support in developing your skills at every step of your career journey with us. Your manager will help you create a tailored career path and through our in-house experts, and online performance management and learning and development tool, you will have access to a wide range of internal and external courses. In addition to this there are always plenty of internal sessions on the latest developments in the industry, e-learning courses, bite-size learning sessions and on the job training and development.

We aim to provide all of our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency both in the UK and globally.

When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued – and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. Not only do we have a fantastic working environment with outdoor space, regular social events, a fantastic café/bar and free magazines, we also offer a range of benefits:

- 25 days annual leave. In addition to your annual holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year
- Additional holiday for long service
- Group Income Protection (after 2 years’ service)
- Life Assurance
- Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level)
- Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6%
- Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start/finish times)
- Early finish Fridays
- Generous Maternity & Paternity Pay
- Wellbeing programme, including subsidised massages
- Paid time off for Volunteering
- Independent mortgage advice
- Financial education
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Free breakfast
- Subsidised Café
- Free eye tests
- Regular Bar Night
- Retail discounts
- Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Ride2Work, GymFlex and many more!

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The Agency

We are IPG Mediabrands, a new world agency group designed with dynamic marketing at its core. We are 8,500 marketing communication, media and technology specialists in over 130 countries. We are a diverse group of innovators, technologists, designers, scientists, musicians, strategists, buyers, thinkers, planners and mathematicians that are committed to building new solutions for the world’s top brands.

The IPG Mediabrands UK & Ireland umbrella includes local agencies UM UK, Initiative UK, the Reprise Digital network, plus its roster of speciality services including Orion, Rapport, MAGNA and Cadreon, as well as housing our EMEA regional headquarters. In the UK we manage and invest over £450m in billings for some of the country’s largest companies and employ c650 people in our offices in Clerkenwell, the creative heart of London. We have an additional c350 people in offices in Leeds, Peterborough, Dublin, and Bristol.

We are dynamic, empowered and entrepreneurial.

We pride ourselves in being an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we believe in. IPG Mediabrands are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications regardless of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief.