HR Apprentice

Term: Contract
Department: Human Resources
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

The team consists of a Senior People and Organisational Development Manager, a People and Organisational Development Manager, People and Organisational Development Administrator and forms part of the wider HR team, which incorporates recruitment and resourcing, talent management, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, staff welfare, compliance and maintenance of personnel records.


As a POD Apprentice, you will complete the Level 3 Business Administration (HR) Apprenticeship, whilst gaining exceptional HR experience in the office.  During your apprenticeship, you will spend roughly 75% of your time in POD, 25% of your time in HR Operations and Reward.

People and Organisational Development

  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of internal training courses (including scheduling, liaising with training representatives, booking rooms, managing diaries, sending reminders, arranging catering, IT equipment and course materials , preparing all training materials and sending out post course evaluation requests) 
  • Maintain training database and produce training reports as requested
  • Manage requests for external training to ensure internal processes are followed
  • Booking external courses, paying invoices and coordinating diaries
  • General administrative support for the People and Organisational Development team and for the wider HR team as required
  • Book internal rooms and set up internal training (eg materials, registers and delegate lists)
  • Monitor new joiners and on-line compliance courses
  • Prepare training materials e.g. PowerPoint
  • Monitor the POD in box

HR Operations and Reward

  • Provide Administrative Support for Meetings and produce minutes of HR meetings
  • Administer Human Resource Records
  • Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Develop and Maintain Professional Networks
  • Develop and Implement an Operational Plan
  • Manage a Budget
  • Manage a Project
Key Skills & Experience
  • GCSE (or equivalent)  Maths and English Grade A*-C
  • 3 A-levels (or equivalent) either predicted or achieved Grade A* - C
  • Committed to developing a career in Human Resources
  • Experience in an office based environment or professional services environment is desirable not essential
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent proven project and time management skills
  • A positive disposition as well as being a strong team player.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.