People & Culture Assistant

£18k plus benefits

About the role

We’re looking for a placement student to join our People and Culture team. The role will involve everything from recruitment and onboarding, to wellbeing, engagement and development of our people. We’re growing fast and so it’s a great time to get some hands on experience in a dynamic and progressive organisation that are operating internationally. We’re keen to give you support to enable your development as well as opportunities to take a lead in projects and delivery of initiatives, so it really is up to you to show us what you’re capable of.

About you

You’ll be studying towards a business degree with an active interest in Human Resources. Traditionally we'd be known as HR but at Waterstons, there’s so much more to it than that; people are central to everything we do and our culture is extremely important to us.

Our values and behaviors enable people to have autonomy and ownership of their work. You'll be trusted to make the right decision and supported where you need it. We're passionate about development and you’ll be encouraged to be the architect of your own progression. With a passion for continuous improvement, you will be a proactive self starter and have the confidence to lead on decision making.

Skills & experience

We’re looking a people person with excellent communication skills. We hope you’ll be comfortable interacting with others and sharing knowledge. You’ll be organised, diligent and solution driven with a can do attitude.

Grades aren’t everything but we want to see that you are committed to your development, have drive and enthusiasm and a desire to progress within a non traditional HR role.

About us; we’re different

We’re a business and IT consultancy, on a mission to help our customers build a better business. Headquartered in Durham, with offices in London, Glasgow and soon to be in Sydney. We’re passionate about working in partnership with our customers to provide them with unique business solutions, service and support that directly adds value to their business.

We don’t measure time, we measure achievements; that’s why we’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a fourth consecutive time. Not only that, but we have just launched our Waterstons Academy which offers tailored learning opportunities. Courses are developed for our people and are delivered through a blend of online, face to face and collaborative sessions.

The perks

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading IT and business consultancy firm, with an amazing people-focused culture and ambitious growth plans.

As well as offering a competitive salary, we also have an attractive benefits package allowing you a great work-life balance and the opportunity to really develop your knowledge and skills, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited holiday allowance
  • Opportunity to develop professional skills and support to gain industry standard qualifications
  • Cycle to Work and season ticket loans

Our recruitment process

We'll be in touch to let you know whether we'd like to progress your application. Initially we may arrange a telephone conversation and if we seem like a great fit for each other, we'll ask you to come in for a face to face discussion or to an assessment centre.

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