HR Services Apprentice



People & HR
Manchester, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

HR Services Apprentice x2

Duration – 2 years.

Hybrid Working Model: 2 days in the office, 3 days Working from home.

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The opportunity:

The role is to create an entry-level pathway into the EMEA HR Shared Services team at Lonza and will support the EMEA HR & Payroll Services team in providing an efficient and streamlined, first-class service to the business, in all HR Services related topics.

As the HR services Apprentice you will expected to undertake a variety of duties, both independently and under supervision, gaining experience and exposure across a wide variety of HR tasks and processes. This is a great opportunity to work and learn from a diverse, professional HR & Payroll team.

Full apprenticeship training will be provided, with the post holder working towards a Level 3 HR Support qualification (CIPD Level 3).

Key responsibilities:

  • Build sufficient knowledge throughout all aspects of HR Services on a rotational basis, by shadowing and participating in training sessions, to ensure relevant skills and experience are obtained
  • Responding to employee queries via our ticketing system – exposure to topics such as hires, terminations, benefits, family leave, employee payments, time & attendance
  • Creating/checking employee documents from templates i.e. Contracts, job change etc.
  • Document administration i.e. entering employee data into HR Systems
  • Getting involved in Employee Engagement
  • Support payroll administration, processing activity
  • Collaborate with other HR functions e.g. recruitment, talent acquisition, total rewards, HR digital, to gain a greater understanding of how HR is structured at Lonza
  • Support with work instruction updates
  • Support the day-to-day operation of the EMEA HR Services department

Key requirements:

  • A passion for HR
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Inquisitive, with a thirst to learn
  • Positive, with a can-do attitude
  • Dedicated, with a desire to succeed
  • Creative thinking: generate new ideas
  • Ability to work and understand various IT systems (including Word, Excel)

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.