Recruitment Apprentice

Sovereign House

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 20th June 2019

Reference: 609


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About the job

We are looking for a Recruitment Apprentice to join our in-house resourcing function. The resourcing function looks after all direct and agency hires for the council.

You will

Following the implementation of a new recruitment system and careers website, you will support us on our continuous improvement journey ensuring that our candidate and managers experience is friendly, innovate and professional.

You will get hands on with all thing’s recruitment. From helping managers to define their roles and requirements, assisting with interviews and testing through to on-boarding new recruits.

You will also work closely with the team to source candidates from a wide range of appropriate sources including LinkedIn, job boards, database searching, and on-line advertising, as well as other sourcing channels.

Our ideal candidate

As our ideal candidate, you will have a positive approach to your work and a can-do attitude. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where customer service is paramount. You will be creative and willing to share new ideas and ways of working.

You will be a confident self-starter who enjoys working as part of a team. You will have great IT skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft packages.

Most of all, you will have a passion for recruitment.

Additional information

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171

12 months fixed term contract, with the option to extend to undertake the level 3 apprenticeship with a salary of £19,554 - £21,116.

You will be supported to gain a level 2 Recruitment Resourcer qualification and if successful in this role to a Recruitment Consultant level 3.

To apply, please detail on your application form how you meet the person specification (measured from the application form) including a supporting statement outlining why you have a passion for working in recruitment.
Interviews: Monday 1st July 2019

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jo Allen on 07840571105 or via email to


What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


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