*You can only apply for one apprenticeship scheme per year. So, between January and August 2017, we will only accept your first application. Any additional applications you submit will not be considered.*
Apprenticeship level: Level 5 
Scheme length: 2 years
Salary: Starting from £17,802
Requirements: 5 GCSEs A*-C including maths and English language, plus 2 A Levels at a pass in any discipline. You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme.
Applications: This scheme is now closed

Note: Before you apply, we strongly advise you to read the application process information thoroughly and in full. It tells you everything you need to know and provides details about what to expect as part of your application.

You will support the core business priorities by contributing to the delivery of general and specialist HR services while developing the skills you need for a successful HR career.

About the role

Initially, you'll have a five-day induction based in London where you'll learn everything you need to know about us, your role, and where you fit in. This will also include site visits to some of the business areas you may be supporting during your time on the HR apprenticeship scheme. Following that, you'll begin an intensive development programme, designed to kick start your career in HR.

The Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource (HR) Management will provide you with a structured and comprehensive training programme, designed to introduce you to a variety of HR areas including, but not limited to:

  • Professional practice in human resources
  • Resourcing and talent planning
  • Performance
  • Employment law

Placements on this apprenticeship are split into three, 17-week placements and a 52-week placement.
Your 17 weeks will be spent in:

  • HR Services - Customer Delivery: first line response dealing with business queries, gaining an in depth knowledge of our policies and how things work here
  • HR Specialist and HR Services: this could include working on talent programmes, specialist recruitment and strategic resourcing projects, or equality and inclusion
  • HR Delivery - PMA support: applying practical employment law knowledge to support our business to manage cases including discipline, grievance, and performance

Your 52 weeks will be spent in:

HR delivery/change - HR Business Partner Support: during this placement apprentices work closely with HR business partners within one of our business areas (this could be London Underground, Surface transport or Professional Services) to provide support on a range of initiatives including talent, change programmes, organisational design and more.

About you

On this varied and challenging apprenticeship, you'll gain a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 5 Diploma in Applied Human Resources and also become a CIPD associate member. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and classroom training, you'll develop a diverse knowledge of HR and the wide range of skills needed for a successful career in HR.

This apprenticeship could lead to a role in case management, recruitment, learning and development, talent, equality and inclusion, or business partnering depending on your interests and the skills and experience you develop while on the scheme. We'll help you see the potential career pathways available to progress your career with us.

Learn more about the benefits for all of our apprenticeships schemes, and find out exactly what we're looking for.

If you're successful you'll have to pass pre-employment checks before joining. These will include reference checks, qualifications checks, right to work in the UK and in some cases a medical and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.