HR Apprentice 

Full-time Position

This exciting HR Apprenticeship opportunity is the perfect role if you are looking to start a career in HR.


Job Description

This exciting HR Apprenticeship opportunity is the perfect role if you are looking to start a career in HR.

Day to day

As a HR Apprentice you will be part of a busy team providing effective administration support in a wide range of HR activities, including recruitment, learning and development and payroll.  Alongside this you will also be the first point of contact to deal with general enquiries ensuring a high standard of customer service.

We will support you to undertake either a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship (CIPD) which includes 6 hours a week dedicated to undertaking work for your qualification.

This Apprenticeship is 37 hours per week, Monday-Friday and is offered on a fixed term for 18 months. The post is based at Grafton House in Ipswich.  You will be required to work 2 days a week in the office.


About you

  • You must have at least 2 GCSE’s, at Grade 4 or equivalent (Grade C if obtained prior 2017), in English Language and Mathematics.
  • You will enjoy working with people and understand the importance of excellent customer service working in a confidential environment.
  • You will be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, IT skills and be confident dealing with enquiries by telephone, email and face-to-face.
  • Able to work as part of a team and have a positive “can do” attitude. 
  • Self-motivated flexible and reliable.
  • Able to demonstrate good organisational skills and time management. 
  • Willing to learn and undertake training and follow instructions. 
  • Committed to making the most of this apprenticeship opportunity.

An apprenticeship with us is a great stepping-stone to your career, giving you valuable work experience, a recognised qualification, access to all our employee benefits and your own income. 

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Ryan Buck (he/him) on 01473 433054 or via email

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

CIPD Level 3 Apprentice information here

Business Administration information here

The selection process will be an assessment and interview in person.

Interview date will be 13th October 2023

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Closing date: 4th October 2023  


Grafton House – Ipswich



Application closing date

4 October 2023

Job type

1x Fixed Term- 37 Hours per week

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000