Apprentice HR Administrator

University of Oxford

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for you to start your career with the University of Oxford as an Apprentice HR Administrator in the Human Resources department.

The role will be based in central Oxford in University Offices, Wellington Square where you will work within the HR Director’s Office. This is a generalist role, which means that you will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the complete range of HR services covering the full employee lifecycle.

You will undertake an apprenticeship with Abingdon and Witney College at their facilities in Abingdon where you will gain a  

Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship

. Your apprenticeship will be a combination of in-house training, as well as day-release or other distance learning methods.

Your role will be varied and will include learning a wide range of general office administration tasks, finance processes and communication activities.  You will have the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills, communication, and professionalism and to develop skills and behaviours to support your career progression in a supported and welcoming environment.

Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information please visit:

About you

You will be passionate about starting your career in Human Resources and enthusiastic about becoming an apprentice the University of Oxford.

To complete the level 3 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades do not let that you put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed. These qualifications are completed over a 7-day period. To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, Abingdon and Witney College will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process.

What we offer

Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region.

We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution.

Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.

You will receive 38 days’ annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University’s annual apprenticeship awards.

Contact us

If you would like further information or support in your application please contact:

Jasmine Doris – University of Oxford – [email protected]

Jane Phipps – Abingdon and Witney College – [email protected] 

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 14 June 2023. 

Interviews will be taking place on 27 June 2023, in our offices in central Oxford.

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