Group HR Graduate

Job Type:
Job Sector:
HR, Training
South West
Salary Description:
£Competitive + Benefits
Job Ref:

Group HR Graduate
Location: Exeter or Taunton
Salary: Competitive

As one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK, Pennon is at the top end of the FTSE 250, we have assets of around £6.2 billion and a workforce of circa 5,000 people.

The Pennon Group incorporates Viridor, one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies where waste is put into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy and is at the forefront of the UK's green economy.

Also included in Pennon Group is South West Water and Bournemouth Water. Through heavy investment we've modernised wastewater and water services, bringing them in line with stringent regulations and environmental standards achieving industry-leading results.

What you'll be doing

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Group HR Graduate to join us to work in partnership with stakeholders within the Group HR function and the business to further develop and deliver a people plan aligned with the people strategy and business objectives.

This role is a fully functional role whereby you'll actively start to support the Group HR function and the business from day one. You'll develop knowledge, understanding and experience across the different functional teams during your Graduate Programme to ensure that you gain the broadest experience and insight, these teams include: HR Business Partnering, Employee Relations, HR Operations and Talent and Capability.

Our Group HR Graduate will serve as a consultant on strategic people related issues and act as an employee champion and change agent within the business.

Who we're looking for:

We're looking for someone who has qualified in a degree in Human Resources, or where Human Resources is a significant module and is familiar with the principles of HR, GDPR and employment legislation. You'll be passionate about developing people strategies in the workplace and resolving challenges, a critical and logical thinker yet able to consider innovative solutions. You'll be self-motivated, proactive, resilient and able to work to deadlines under pressure within a fast-paced environment. You'll have strong relationship building and communication skills, able to liaise with stakeholders at different levels.

Ideally, you'll have HR project experience gained within your studies or the workplace and knowledge of HR systems.

What we can offer:

For your hard work and commitment as our new Group HR Graduate, we offer a competitive salary, a package inclusive of contributory pension scheme, optional contributory healthcare scheme and a range of flexible benefits. You'll benefit from a structured training programme as part of your graduate role and if you do not currently possess a CIPD qualification, we will support you in achieving this for your future career development within HR.

The Group HR Graduate will be based in Exeter and Taunton - there will be travel required between the two locations, and the wider business sites across the UK as required.

A full UK driving license is essential.

To find out more about each Group HR functional team detailed in this advert, and more about the role and its requirements, please click apply!

Closing date is 1st June 2019; Selection process will take place between June and August 2019; our intake date is early October 2019.

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02392856811
Contact: Lucy Hudson

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