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HR Apprentice with Costello Medical

Costello Medical is currently seeking an apprentice to join the HR team based in Cambridge. Working closely with established colleagues in the team, from whom you will receive one-to-one training and mentoring, you will contribute to the smooth running of the companys global HR operations. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of areas within HR in a truly generalist role.

About Costello Medical

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list for four consecutive years.

About the Role

Currently based in the UK, the US and Singapore, we have ambitious plans for continued growth and we are now seeking an apprentice to join the HR team based in our Cambridge office. Working closely with established colleagues in the team, from whom you will receive one-to-one training and mentoring, you will contribute to the smooth running of the company’s global HR operations. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of areas within HR in a truly generalist role.

The successful candidate will work towards Level 3 or 5 of the CIPD qualification (dependent on prior qualifications), which usually takes between 12 and 22 months to complete. The apprenticeship training will be provided by BPP and will include tutor support, access to a virtual learning environment and regular webinars, which will supplement the on-the-job training and support provided by Costello Medical.

Following completion of the apprenticeship there is the possibility of a permanent position with the option of further study; our current HR Manager, Emma King, initially joined the company as an HR Apprentice in 2016 and would be happy to discuss her experience of completing an apprenticeship at Costello Medical.

Your initial responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of tasks as part of the new starter, promotion and leaver processes, including the creation of offer materials and various other HR letters. You will ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner and to a high quality
  • Maintenance of employee records within our HR system, BambooHR, ensuring accuracy at all times
  • Purchase of employee gifts and completion of bookings for a variety of external training courses
  • Day-to-day responsibility for the sickness, holiday and absence processes, including sending self-certification forms, logging sickness within our timesheet system and approving requests
  • Distribution of employee payslips and other HR correspondence
  • Support of the internal staff promotion process
  • Ad-hoc HR and recruitment support and projects, which may include supporting our recruitment team with the selection process for live vacancies
  • Support to the wider Operations team with ad-hoc tasks

About You

You should be proactive, dynamic and eager to take on new challenges. You should also value the opportunity to develop your skills through formal training and by gaining experience in a fast-paced and friendly office environment.

To be successful in this role, you will also need:

  • C grade or higher in GCSE Maths and English; A-levels would also be an advantage
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of HR data and an understanding of its sensitive nature
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office suite is desirable

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form on our website here: https://www.costellomedical.com/careers/current-vacancies/hr-apprentice/.

In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state dates of all grades achieved where applicable.

Please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@costellomedical.com if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Qualifications Required:

  • C grade or higher in GCSE Maths and English; A-levels would also be an advantage

HR Apprentice with Costello Medical

Cambridge, UK
Full Time

Published on 7 Apr 2021

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