Human Resources (Level 5)

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Build other people’s futures as well as your own.

Vandyke, Human Resource Apprentice“I’ve lived in London my whole life so I love that I’m making a difference to my city in some way.”

— Vandyke, Human Resource Apprentice

How long: 2 years
Where: London
Salary: £21,243

What you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* – D or equivalent
  • You’ll be 18 years of age by 1 September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Strong communicators
  • Able to influence and engage others
  • Proactive and able to demonstrate initiative

Job overview

Help us make sure we’ve got the right people in place to help us keep London moving and growing. You’ll gain experience in all aspects of HR services and strategy, and hone your business partnering skills

A role in Human Resources at TfL is all about the people that keep London moving. Your role will contribute towards ensuring we hire, develop and support the employees at the heart of our business, by making sure the right people, with the right experience and skills, are in the right jobs. Without this, we cannot continue to deliver our world class service.

You’ll learn how to support the core business in the delivery of generalist and specialist HR services.

What will I be doing?

Some of the placements you could complete are HR Services, HR Strategy, Employee Relations, People Management Analytics, Recruitment and Learning and Development.

You could gain experience in first line query management, rewards, pensions, strategic resourcing, diversity and inclusion and applying  practical employment law knowledge to support our business to manage cases including discipline, grievance, and performance.

Where can this career take me?

You’ll gain a CIPD Level 5 in Applied Human Resources and become a CIPD associate member.

This foundation can lead to a role in employee case management, recruitment, learning and development, talent, diversity and inclusion, or business partnering depending on which areas you have developed interests in on the scheme.


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“Being versatile and able to adapt yourself in a big company with lots of different teams and managers is really important.

I’m a good communicator but it’s something I’ve definitely had to develop along the way.”