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HR Project Graduate Intern

Reference: FEB20213057
Expiry date: 17:30, 10 March 2021
Location: Bamber Bridge
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive
Duration:6 Months Fixed Term Contract


For you, this opportunity will help you gain valuable experience and skills across a wide variety of HR topics and functions, whilst being supported by the HR team.

For us, this role will predominantly support the administrative aspects of our projects, Group HR processes and will contribute to many aspects of the employee lifecycle.

You will be responsible for assisting the Group HR Team to deliver a wide range of value-add projects as well as managing our transactional processes effectively.


HR Administration and Support

  • Support all aspects of HR administration in the team
  • Support the Group HR Team to deliver key projects and deadlines, including support to the Group Head of HR
  • Track progress, deadlines, and priorities of all projects in line with our ambitious people strategy
  • Prepare Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents as well as policies and procedures
  • Proofread and draft HR documents including audits, marketing information, and handbooks (with support from Group HR Business Partners)
  • Attend and contribute to working groups across diversity and inclusion, engagement, talent management, wellbeing, and Covid-19. Support with taking notes and drafting agendas
  • Help build and maintain our employee intranet, HRIS systems and HR communications
  • Be a key stakeholder in an upcoming large project to deliver new system capability
  • Provide extra support to recruitment and L&D at peaks times in these functions

Develop and Maintain HR Compliance Knowledge 

  • Begin to develop a current knowledge of HR laws and regulations
  • Keep up to date with new developments in the HR field using our various tools and resources

Learning Development

  • Managing the Training Calendar, including scheduling of workshops, administration of invites and sending out pre and post course material
  • Making sure all training materials are ready for courses, and easily accessible for our internal and external trainers
  • Managing training events and keep all records up to date in the Learning Management System
  • Collating outputs from any workshops or team events
  • Coordinating and liaising with external training suppliers as required

Teamwork Work

  • Proactively work with other team members across our own function and others
  • Priorities activities for the best interest of the team when working on joint projects.
  • Handle any requests and deliver quality solutions if able, or escalate the request to a more senior team member when required
  • Openly share new ideas and information with other team members
  • Keep other team members informed to avoid surprises and disappointed clients

  • Demonstrate our 4 key valued behaviours: pioneering spirit, integrity, energy and resilience
  • A genuine interest in project management
  • Able to build influential relationships quickly
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Proactive approach to work and people
  • Problem solver

  • A relevant degree /professional qualification
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of HR documents and other personal information
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Project management abilities
  • A genuine interest in Human Resources Management and people and culture
  • A commitment to the aims and values of Alert
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and e-mail

This is a 6 month intern position, based in the North West and is an opportunity for a recent graduate that has had their employment affected by COVID19. 

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.