HR Apprentice

Seasalt Cornwall

At Seasalt we live and breathe our product and are proud of the exceptional quality and level of care we take in design and sourcing, to deliver beautiful garments which are loved by our customers. Based on the Cornish coast, we’re a multi-channel lifestyle brand with over 70 shops across the UK & Ireland, over 400 wholesale stockists and a growing online business.

At Seasalt, we are passionate about developing our people and our community. One of the ways we are doing this is through apprenticeships! If you’re ready to embark on your career journey, a Seasalt apprenticeship could be for you.

The People department are a passionate and dedicated bunch, committed to providing Seasalt’s employees and managers with seamless Human Resources (HR) support and are the custodians of our Seasalt Values and inclusion strategy.

As a HR Apprentice you’ll learn from and support each team within the department, contributing to a variety of administrative and process tasks throughout the entire employee lifecycle, including recruitment, employee experience, volunteering, learning and development, inclusion, employee communications and reward and benefits. Providing a professional seamless service and role modelling our values, this apprenticeship offers the opportunity to develop your knowledge of HR practices and an understanding of the department’s role within a growing commercial business.

Please note, as part of our Seasalt Connected approach to ways of working, this role will be based flexibly across our Cornwall head office locations – Falmouth (primarily) and Redruth for a minimum of two days per week – and working remotely from home.

You’ll help us by:

Supporting with employee experience and engagement, you’ll help to deliver a positive employee experience at all points of the employee lifecycle including administration of onboarding, engagement, employee relations, development and offboarding.

You’ll provide a recruitment service to candidates and the business, helping to deliver a positive candidate and hiring manager experience, managing administrative tasks throughout the recruitment lifecycle.

Collaborating on employee communications, you’ll support the management of mailboxes and content updates to various platforms owned by the HR team, sending communications to employee networks and supporting with planning of internal events.

In addition, you’ll support with planning, communications and delivery of a variety of projects and initiatives across the team including inclusion, HR business partnering, career development, reward, data and learning and development.

The skills you’ll be sharing with the team:

If you are interested in this exciting career prospect, it’s not just about your grades from school or college. We’re interested to find out more about your skills and interest in this apprenticeship.

If you are proactive, have competent IT skills, have an eagerness to learn and a desire to develop a career in HR, you could thrive in this role. Strong organisation, communication (both

verbal and written) and prioritisation skills are key, alongside being able to work towards deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You’ll enjoy working as a team, building relationships while you provide support to colleagues across the business.

Perhaps you have developed these skills through extra curriculum activities, hobbies or through previous work experience. Wherever you have used these skills previously, we want to hear from you!

An apprenticeship is a great way to start your career, with the opportunity to progress into roles such as Employer Brand & Resourcing Administrator and People Assistant.

The apprenticeship:

As one of our Apprentices, you will be on a 2-year fixed term contract starting in September 2024. Your working hours will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

With support from your line manager and the Training & Early Career Advisor, you will be working towards a Level 3 HR Support standard. This will give you an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge of business functions as well as gaining experience within the People team departments.

We are looking at recruiting on potential and your enthusiasm to succeed. Because of this, we will be running an Assessment Day to find out more about your skills for this role. The Assessment Day for this role is taking place on: Tuesday 9th July.

Why we hope you’ll love working with us:

The success of Seasalt is down to the skill and hard work of our team. We don’t just want to attract the best and brightest people to come and work with us, we want you to stay and grow with us. From the moment your Seasalt journey begins, it’s our pledge to support you by providing dedicated learning and development opportunities that will enhance your day-to-day working life and help you build your skills and knowledge.

As well as doing everything we can to boost your development professionally, we believe encouraging personal growth is just as important. So you can fulfil your passion and purpose, not just at work but in life, we offer a range of benefits that are designed to enhance your career and wellbeing:

  • Salary: £20,480 per year (Band 1)
  • Level 3 HR Support qualification on completion of apprenticeship
  • 34 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with length of service
  • Attractive 50% employee discount
  • Flexible benefits allowance to personalise your benefits package
  • Private Medical Scheme including 24/7 virtual GP
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme through Retail Trust with 24/7 support
  • Pension plan with generous 7% employer contributions
  • Life assurance programme
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Flexible working opportunities with our ‘blended’ working approach
  • Learning and Development opportunities including specialist training, coaching opportunities, and professional qualification support
  • Paid volunteering opportunities
  • Employee networks to develop and provide support to our people, including the Inclusion Network and Culture Crew
  • 100s of savings on top retailers and gym memberships through our discount hub

At Seasalt we have a brilliant team of people – they’re what make Seasalt a fantastic place to work. We love to celebrate uniqueness and are committed to making Seasalt a place where everyone feels they belong. As an inclusive employer, we want to invite a diverse range of candidates to apply for our roles.

We aim to work flexibly where possible and value a range of perspectives – diversity of thought helps us to grow – so please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day. We’re happy to help with any adjustments to our recruitment process and beyond. Just drop us an email at careers@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

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