Human Resources


Entry requirements:Five GCSEs grade *A-C, including maths and English, and two A levels. You must be 18 by 1 September 2017
Scheme length:Two years
Minimum age to apply:18
Qualification:Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner
Salary:Find out more about what's in it for you
Applications:This scheme will open for applications in January, but in the meantime, register your interest now

This apprenticeship scheme is an intensive development programme, designed to kick start your career in HR. Working as part of the HR team, you'll support the core business priorities by contributing to the delivery of generalist and specialist HR services while developing the skills and experience you need for a successful HR career through a combination of on-the-job and classroom training.

What you'll be doing

The Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource (HR) Management provides 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 HR
  • Resourcing and talent planning
  • Performance
  • Employment law

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

  • HR Services - Customer Delivery, the first line response dealing with business queries, gaining an in depth knowledge of our policies and how things work at TfL
  • HR Specialist and HR Services, which 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

52 weeks will be spent in:

HR delivery/change - HR Business Partner support where you'll work closely with HR Business Partners within one of our business areas (ie. London Underground, Surface transport or Professional Services) to provide support on a range of initiatives including talent, change programmes, organisational design and more.

Training & development

When you complete this apprenticeship, you'll gain a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Applied Human Resources. You'll also become a CIPD associate member with an opportunity to move into a permanent position within the HR department.

Please be aware

Due to the nature of our apprenticeships programme, if you already have a qualification at the same or higher level in a similar discipline to the scheme you're applying for, we reserve the right to reject your application. To make sure, you can double check your eligibility by emailing us at:

If you do already hold a degree-level qualification, we would recommend looking our graduate programme opportunities instead.

*One candidate, one application*

We can only accept one scheme application per candidate. Applying for more than one scheme could mean that you won't be considered for your preferred choice.

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