Reference Quantity: ST0238

Particulars of normal

Position, occupation:

HR guide associate

This apprenticeship accommodates choices for HR specialisms and for folks administration duties.

Typical job titles: 

Human assets guide, HR enterprise associate and HR supervisor

Occupational profile

This function could possibly be referred to as an HR guide or an HR enterprise associate in numerous organisations. People on this function will use their HR experience to supply and lead the supply of HR options to enterprise challenges, along with tailor-made recommendation to the enterprise in numerous HR areas, usually to mid-level and senior managers. They could possibly be in a generalist function, the place they supply assist throughout a variety of HR areas – more likely to be the Core HR possibility; or a specialist function, the place they deal with and have in depth experience in a particular space of HR – more likely to be Resourcing, Complete Reward, Organisation Improvement, or HR Operations. Whichever of those is chosen, they are going to have an excellent grounding throughout the entire vary of HR disciplines as that is contained in each of the qualification choices included on this commonplace. They may typically be required to make selections and proposals on what the enterprise can or ought to do in a particular state of affairs. They are going to be influencing managers to alter their considering in addition to bringing finest observe into the organisation. They’re additionally more likely to lead the folks associated parts of enterprise or HR tasks. No matter their function, they might want to hyperlink the work they do to the context and priorities of the enterprise. In a bigger organisation they could be considered one of a staff supporting the enterprise they usually might also have duty for managing folks.

Necessities: Core information, expertise and behaviours


What’s required

HR technical experience

Good understanding throughout all HR disciplines, HR laws and a very good working information of the organisation’s HR insurance policies and procedures. Sound understanding of HR of their sector and any distinctive options. Updated with finest observe and rising considering – ready to make use of this of their dealings with the enterprise.

Enterprise understanding

Understands what the organisation does, the exterior market and sector it operates in, its challenges and points. Understands enterprise and HR KPIs and metrics, constructing a transparent image of how the enterprise is performing.  Understands the influence of this on their function.

HR perform

Understands the construction and duties of the HR perform, insurance policies and processes, and the place to supply HR specialist experience.

MI and expertise

Understands HR techniques and the place to search out HR and administration information, each internally and externally, together with benchmarking. Is aware of how expertise, together with social media, is impacting the enterprise and HR.


What’s required

HR consultancy

Develops and delivers HR options to the enterprise which might be applicable to the organisational context. Influences leaders and managers to undertake applicable options. Supplies tailor-made HR providers to the enterprise as required by their function e.g. Efficiency Administration, Resourcing, Improvement, Expertise, Reward. Contributes to the event of related HR insurance policies & procedures and/or HR initiatives.

Offering assist and recommendation

Tailors business-centred recommendation on the interpretation and software of HR insurance policies and processes. Makes sound judgments based mostly on enterprise want, guaranteeing the enterprise operates throughout the boundaries of employment regulation. Offers with escalated folks points and works with the enterprise to resolve them.

Contributing to enterprise change

Leads the HR contribution to enterprise tasks and alter programmes to assist constructive behavioural, enterprise or organisational change.

Constructing HR functionality

Leads the advance of individuals functionality throughout the enterprise or personal staff. Advises and coaches managers to deal efficiently with folks points from a generalist or specialist perspective, incorporating finest observe the place applicable.

HR data evaluation

Researches, analyses and presents HR enterprise information (each inside and exterior) to supply perception, assist options to enterprise points and observe efficiency.

Private improvement

Retains updated with enterprise modifications and HR authorized, coverage, course of modifications related to their function. Seeks suggestions and acts on it to enhance their efficiency and general functionality. Plans their very own improvement; exhibits dedication to the job and the career

Relationship administration

Builds efficient working relationships with enterprise managers (utilizing the language of the enterprise), friends and different HR capabilities, along with related exterior organisations.

Communicates confidently with folks in any respect ranges, together with senior administration.


What’s required


Adapts positively to altering work priorities and patterns, guaranteeing key enterprise and HR deadlines proceed to be met. Inquisitive about HR enterprise traits and developments, incorporating them into their work.


Shows tenacity and proactivity in the best way they go about their function, dealing positively with setbacks after they happen. Stays constructive below strain.



HR specialisms (The apprentice will choose one of many following choices)

Information (HR Technical Experience)

What’s required

Core HR

Wonderful working information of the rules and practices in a minimum of considered one of Worker Relations, Efficiency Administration, Worker Engagement and their software in delivering HR options to enterprise challenges.


Wonderful working information of the rules and practices of resourcing, protecting the whole course of, from attraction to induction, together with using social media and their software in delivering HR options to enterprise challenges.

Complete reward

Wonderful working information of the rules and practices of reward, compensation and advantages and their software to all ranges of the organisation.

Organisation improvement

Wonderful working information of the rules and practices in considered one of* Organisation Improvement, Studying & Improvement, Expertise Administration and their software in delivering HR options to enterprise challenges.

HR operations

Wonderful working information of the rules and practices of working HR Operations, together with a service centre, expertise and HR information and analytics to supply providers required by the enterprise.


The size of this apprenticeship ought to usually be 19 months however could possibly be shortened if the apprentice has beforehand accomplished the Degree 3 apprenticeship.


The apprentice will full C.I.P.D. qualification Degree 5 Affiliate Diploma in Folks Administration (from 1st June 2021)

Apprentices with out Degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to completion of their apprenticeship.

Hyperlink to skilled registration and development

Profitable completion of this commonplace allows the apprentice to use to turn out to be an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of personnel and improvement. Chartered Membership could be achieved by way of additional {qualifications} or expertise based mostly evaluation.

This apprenticeship could possibly be an entry degree function to the enterprise, nevertheless, it’s extra more likely to be a development from a decrease degree function or apprenticeship, constructing on the information and expertise gained in that function or apprenticeship. On completion of this apprenticeship, the person will probably be absolutely competent within the function and this can give them an in depth information of HR of their chosen possibility. They’ll then proceed to develop in that possibility (maybe by way of an additional apprenticeship), or broaden their HR experience in one other space to develop their profession. Individually, there are a number of {qualifications} obtainable for additional examine as much as put up graduate degree.


This can be a Degree 5 apprenticeship.

Overview date

After 3 years or when important change is required.

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