Human resource management – Higher apprenticeship

Human resource management – Higher apprenticeship

Human resources (HR) covers a wide range of interconnected activities, but essentially it is about generating performance through people.

HR professionals recruit, train and develop employees, and look at how they get rewarded. They’re dealing with legal issues, helping to shape the culture of their organisations, and focusing on what keeps their colleagues productive and engaged.

Every organisation is different and so is the way their HR function operates. From generalist roles to specialist positions, there are many different functions, depending on the job role and the organisation’s size and needs. As an HR apprentice, you may work on areas such as performance and reward, employee engagement, employee relations, organisation development, learning and talent development, recruitment and resourcing, and talent planning.

Whether you are a young person, changing careers or up-skilling, the Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management promises to provide you with the knowledge and experience to develop a long-lasting career in HR. On completion of this apprenticeship, apprentices will attain Associate Member status of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Higher (Level 5)

Starting salary (once qualified):

Average HR salaries start at £24,375 for a graduate-level HR officer, rising to £100,000 for an HR director and £200,000 or more for a group HR director. Some FTSE20 group HR directors can earn £500,000+

Job roles:

HR officer, HR executive, Assistant HR manager, Assistant HR advisor

Issuing Authority:

Skills CFA –