Basildon, Essex

HR Support Apprenticeship

Basildon, Essex

18 to 24 months FTC

We are looking for an enthusiastic HR Apprentice to join our dynamic team. This is a great opportunity which combines workplace-based learning and training towards your CIPD Level 3 HR Support. You will be providing administrative support to the HR Team whilst gaining exposure to all areas of HR. You’ll use HR systems to keep records and work in a range of areas including generalist HR roles as well in specific areas such as talent acquisition.

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 250 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

  • Employee administration
  • Draft and issue contractual paperwork, changes to employment terms and condition letters in a timely manner
  • Lead the onboarding process: liaise with new starters, conduct right to work checks, process new starter paperwork, raise laptop requests with IT, coordinate new starter inductions
  • Coordinate the employee leaver process: issuing acceptance of resignation letters, ensuring return of IT equipment, updating relevant systems
  • Input and maintain personnel data in our HR Management System

General administrative duties:

  • Compile and analyse HR reports to share with various areas of the business
  • Keep internal HR trackers up to date
  • Manage administrative processes including, probations, resignations, reference requests, sickness, and holiday records
  • Assist with the collation of payroll information and share with the HR & Payroll Manager
  • Assist with general queries received through the HR inbox, ensuring that emails are responded to in a timely manner
  • Updating and maintenance of the organisational chart
  • Provide admin and ad hoc support to the wider HR team
  • Support the team on HR projects including reviewing current processes and implementing ideas to improve our HR function
  • Undertake a Level 3 HR Apprenticeship and apply learning and best practice to the role

Recruitment duties:

  • Compile and keep the internal vacancy list and job adverts on the Pharmanovia careers website up to date
  • Undertake recruitment administrative duties including, interview set-up, follow-up with Managers on application status
  • Weekly email updates to Exec with current job ad links
  • Assist with benchmarking exercises
  • Support with future Graduate Programme roll-out

What we are looking for:

About you:

  • GCSEs grade 4 (C), including Maths and English (desirable)                  
  • A good understanding of Microsoft packages including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint                  
  • An interest in developing a career in Human Resources and a willingness to learn     
  • Friendly, professional, and positive attitude         
  • Able to manage various tasks simultaneously and under pressure

Knowledge & Skills:   

  • Able to maintain confidentiality              
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal          
  • Organised and strong time management skills   
  • Able to work independently       
  • Able to prioritise workload                     

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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