HR Apprentice


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Employer description:

Our client ensures that the people of Scotland, regardless of wealth, background or location, have access to the very best independent, objective legal advice. They have been at the forefront of legal excellence since 1532 and regulate the training and professional practice, conduct and discipline of advocates.

Vacancy description:

To assist the HR Department to provide a professional HR service to all Faculty and FSL managers, and their staff, which is consistent with fair, equitable employment practices and contemporary best practice employee relations.


  • Support the archiving project of scanning paper files to electronic files
  • Save all invoices to the system and ensure they are accurately recorded on the budget spreadsheet
  • List inhouse training sessions on the HR system while monitoring the uptake of each session
  • Support the team with general enquiries, by email, telephone or in person
  • Assist with carrying out actions from both committee meetings
  • To ensure absences are recorded on the absence tracker and notify the HR team of Absence Management Procedure triggers
  • Posting vacancies on the recruitment site and external websites
  • Ensuring applications are fully completed and saved onto the system
  • Learn how to operate the HR System, Cascade, to update staff changes such as address, contract variations, employee benefits etc
  • To undertake any other duty or project as reasonably requested by the Head of HR

Personal qualities:

  • An effective communicator both written and verbally
  • A proactive attitude with the desire to learn
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to show discretion and ensure confidentiality
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good IT skills


£15,000 per annum

Working week:

35 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 9am until 5pm


  • Experience of working with apprentices and of those apprentices completing their qualification
  • Centrally located in Edinburgh, plenty of travel routes
  • A good opportunity to gain valuable experience in a HR environment

Future prospects:

90% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing: this is 20% higher than the national average.

Important information:

This vocational apprenticeship comprehensively supports your specific job role with this particular employer.  Throughout your learning journey, you are fully supported by your dedicated QA skills coach and your mentor at work.  They ensure you settle in, help you develop all the skills you need to be successful in your job role and pass your assessments, and can provide one to one support.

Starting with insights into your current potential, they plan your growth in a programmatic way, close skills gaps with immersive training and ensure what you learn is applicable to what you do. They talk you through the specifics on the qualifications you gain and how they align in particular to your day to day role.

On completion, as well as the valuable work experience you have gained, you get a nationally recognised qualification at SCQF Level 6. 

If you are interested in starting your career and receiving a work based qualification at the same time APPLY NOW!