Apprentice HR Operations Assistant

Apprentice HR Operations Assistant

Due to one of our team members seeking a fantastic progression opportunity along with continued high growth within the business, the Trafford College Group are seeking a HR Apprentice to join our growing HR Team.


The job:

Supporting the Team with all things HR and Payroll admin, your role will be weighted towards liaising with each department within the Group, helping them with their general queries and working with our payroll team to implement changes to contracts following requests such as flexible working. You will be the first point of contact within the team which enables you to meet and greet any new wonderful colleagues and answer any face to face queries or telephone calls. You will be a key member of the team and in turn, will be supported by a fantastic, energetic, kind, welcoming and supportive group of people that is the HR Team.

  • Strong IT skills including Excel
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to build rapport with colleagues in the group
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, juggling multiple tasks
  • Team orientated yet also able to work autonomously.

About TCG:- A Great Place to Work

The Trafford College Group has recently entered the next exciting phase of its journey through the merger with Cheadle and Marple 6th Form College. The merger will provide the Group with a unique opportunity to further shape and direct 16-19 and adult education across the borough of Stockport.

Every year, thousands of students join us on courses that are designed to further their career prospects, enable transition to higher education or simply satisfy a desire to learn new skills and support well-being. Employment at Trafford College Group brings many benefits including:-

Our group of college’s work together as a team and achieve so much more than a single College would. As a group, we can reward our staff with good career opportunities, recently improved pay, fantastic benefits including great holidays and pensions and we invest in staff wellbeing. The team also have some lovely initiative such as sharing wellbeing activities, weekly wins and our monthly thank you’s.

We will offer you:

  • A welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Excellent campus facilities such as Costa coffee, restaurants, hair and beauty salons
  • Talented and supportive colleagues
  • Excellent training and CPD opportunities including support to obtain CIPD Level 3
  • Access to the enhanced local government pension scheme with an employer contribution of 23.8%
  • 43 days holiday (including bank holidays and Christmas Shutdown)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Simply Heath plan (cashback and cover for optical/dentail costs
  • Employee Assistance Programme which includes free Legal and Financial support and access to counselling


Staff at Trafford College Group go above and beyond to ensure that our students get the best possible teaching and support to enable them to reach their ambitions. We expect the very highest standards for all of our students and this is evidenced year after year by our achievement and progression outcomes.

The Trafford College Group promotes, celebrates and values diversity and is committed to promoting equality for all. As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job, as set out in the job description and person specification, will be guaranteed an interview. 

The Trafford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the Trafford College Group is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. The Group will meet the costs associated with this. 

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unfortunately not able to respond to each applicant. If you have not been called for interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.


Closing date for receipt of applications: 23rd August 2022

A job description and person specification is available on our website.

This position is open to direct applicants only. We look forward to receiving an application from you.

** This role may close early please submit your application early to avoid disappointment **