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Pearson Trainee HR Advisor in Manchester, United Kingdom

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 20,000+ employees in more than 80 countries helping people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning

Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential.

Pearson VUE is a business within Pearson PLC and is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government, and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in more than 175 countries.

Your Opportunity

  • Trainee HR Advisor – CIPD HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship.

  • Remote working, travel to Manchester office on a regular basis is required and some UK Travel.

  • Permanent role

  • Full-time working 37.5 hours Monday to Friday

  • Competitive salary range

Are you looking to take the next step in your HR career? At Pearson as Trainee HR Advisor, we are offering you the opportunity to learn, gain further career experience and qualify as you complete the Level 3 HR qualification with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

When you complete this Apprenticeship programme, the skills, knowledge, and behaviours acquired will allow you to perform the role of an HR Advisor and benefit your further career development. The academic programme is expected to last for a period of 2 years.

As Trainee HR Advisor you’ll be supported by our HR team members and provide an efficient, effective, and proactive Human Resources service to managers and staff. This position will involve work with managers so that they are fully supported in all elements of the HR remit, thus enabling them to meet their objectives in the most effective way.

For this role it would be desirable to have some previous HR related work experience and learning

Your Responsibilities

  • Support members of the UK-based HR Team on grievance, disciplinary and other employee-related issues and programs as required to ensure cases are progressed in line with legislation, policy, and best practice

  • Oversee and, where appropriate, partner with the Pearson People Services Team (PPS) in the provision of effective administrative support to the HR team and the business

  • Work with the relevant team members, predominantly the HR Adviser as required on HR related projects and programs

  • Work alongside the PPS function to ensure effective and appropriate systems are in place

  • Ensure that all employee personal data is managed legally and appropriately, and with discretion

  • Promote and pursue best practice and adherence to Pearson objectives and culture in all aspects of work

Our Successful Candidate

You will be expected to have excellent time management, organisational and prioritisation skills to keep up in a fast-paced and often pressurised environment. You will need the ability to work independently when required, but with the common sense to know when to seek guidance and advice from colleagues.

We are looking for a strong, reliable, and responsible team player with excellent communication skills both written and verbal in the English language. You’ll be IT literate with working experience of Microsoft packages with excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Good communication skills evolved from building relationships and working with managers, and experience in HR employee relations would be highly advantageous.

Applicants must have the right to work in UK for apprenticeship funding eligibility.

Your Benefits

We will expect a lot and we know you will do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size does not fit all, so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

  • A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies

  • Stock/share purchase options

  • Healthcare plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family, and personal life

  • Vibrant working environment

Working Arrangements

  • Monday to Friday – generally 37.5 hours per week, or as required to complete important tasks or projects

  • ‘Hybrid’ work arrangements (Manchester office & home)

  • ‘Normal’ office location – The Lighthouse, Salford Quays, Manchester

  • Some UK travel may be required

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4928