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Head Office People Graduate - HR

Kingston Bagpuize, Hybrid Working
Start date from: September 4th 2023

Head Office People Graduate - HR

The details

Do you want to join a team that drives a sense of wellbeing and supports everyone at a growing business thrive? Do you enjoy collaborating with people to make their experience at work more rewarding? Then our HR Operations Graduate role may be the right career kick-start for you.

Joining our People Team in our Head Office at a time where we are growing on average 20% per annum, will enable you to grow your career just as fast! This role will be based in our Head Office, and you’ll be able to work from home 3-4 times per week. You’ll join us in Sept 2023, but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be best placed in securing your offer with us. 

What you’ll do

You’ll be joining our HR Operations function. Following your two-week induction, you will have the opportunity to rotate through two other areas of the business to help broaden your knowledge and experience different sides of the People Team. These rotations will be in the Graduate Recruitment team and Experienced Hire Recruitment team. This will help to broaden your skillset and bring transferrable skills to our landing role and following these rotations you will join the HR Operations team permanently.

Core responsibilities you’ll have the chance to own in HR Operations involve:

  • You’ll play a crucial role in supporting and developing a first-class HR Service for our growing business. Day to day, this will include giving sound advice and escalating to the HR Adviser and the HR Manager where appropriate. You’ll be dedicated to dealing with and organising employee data confidentially and discreetly.

  • Owning improvement cycles for new starters, leavers and promotions. Working to ensure our people feel valued and supported. At Newton, we welcome new ideas to make our policy or process more efficient, we’d love to see you have the drive to offer these ideas!

  • You’ll be uniquely placed to develop your knowledge of employment law and casework. The scope of different aspects of HR employee relations cases you will be involved with will be the best way to learn and have a holistic understanding of what a career in HR looks like

How will we develop and reward you?

During your two-week induction, you will partake in various activities to help fully immerse you into your team and the wider business. These onboarding sessions will include Presentation Skills, Excel training and networking with the other graduates in your cohort. Beyond your induction, your development will continue. You’ll have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression and receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews. You will also have a Line Manager, who will be available to give you guidance and support throughout your learning journey with stretching projects and on-the-job feedback. 

Newton maximises the potential of our people, whether in client-based consulting roles, or in Head Office Functions. The prospects for career and personal development in this role are no exception, with future possibilities across any part of the Head Office Team.  

We offer a highly competitive salary and our generous benefits package includes Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 25 days’ holiday. Your overall starting package will be £33,000-£36,000 per annum plus a £3,000 joining bonus. Joining us also brings many social benefits! We have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, 3-day Summer event and 6 Newton-sponsored weekends a year. 

What we look for in you:  

You’ll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. An analytical mind, coupled with strong interpersonal and communication skills and a positive attitude are essential.

To apply for the HR Operations Graduate role, you’ll be on your way to, or have achieved, a graduate level qualification. We don’t look for you to have any studied any specific university course, just to demonstrate that you have a keen interest in HR, Recruitment or Employer Brand.

The skills and attributes outlined in this overview above are no means exhaustive and we welcome candidates who can bring different relevant experiences and characteristics to the role.

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