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HR Consultant/Business Partner - Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship

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Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 3 Years

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship provides HR professionals with an excellent platform to upskill and further progress their career in human resources.

The training can be used for existing HR employees within mid-level and senior roles who are influencing managers to change their thinking as well as bringing best practice into the organisation. 

It can also be used for new employees, such as graduates who are looking to build a career within HR. 

Apprentices are likely to be working in a general HR role, where they provide support across a range of HR areas; or a specialist role with depth of expertise in areas such as resourcing, total reward, organisational development, employee relations or HR operations.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.


What levels are available?

Wages

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.


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Entry requirements

Entry requirements can include:

  • at least five GCSEs grades A – C (9 – 4 on the new grading system)
  • a Level 3 qualification, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National

This programme requires the learner to already be employed in an HR role.

Entry requirements

Course content

This standard will support you to achieve:

  •  Overview of the structure and responsibilities of the HR function
  •  Providing HR technical expertise and ability to advice and coach managers with people issues
  •  Deliver HR consultancy solutions and HR capability to address specific business needs

Why the MET?

We are highly experienced at delivering apprenticeships throughout England, offering a blended learning approach incorporating classroom based, e-learning and workplace portfolio elements.

The College has a Learning Resource Centre which provides text books, journals and online cataloguing to support your studies. It also has study areas, computers to support written assessments.
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Human resource manager or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £29,075

AVERAGE £50,856

POTENTIAL £94,400

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Human resources or industrial relations officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Undertakes research into pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments.
  • Develops and recommends personnel and industrial relations policies, assists with their implementation and drafts staff handbooks.
  • Assists with negotiations between management and employees or trades unions concerning pay and conditions of employment.
  • Interviews candidates for jobs.
  • Advises on training and recruitment, negotiating procedures, salary agreements and other personnel and industrial relations issues.
  • Deals with grievance and disciplinary procedures, and with staff welfare and counselling provision.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 6.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,247

AVERAGE £28,958

POTENTIAL £44,870

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Human resources administrative occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Supports senior HR staff in the development and implementation of HR and industrial relations policies.
  • Arranges advertisements for jobs in the relevant media.
  • Provides practical support for recruitment and selection procedures such as checking application forms, arranging interviews of candidates and ensuring the interview panel receive all relevant documentation.
  • Provides administrative support for training courses, work placements etc.
  • Implements and maintains HR records systems.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,088

AVERAGE £20,943

POTENTIAL £29,796

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
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