HR Specialist

£15,985 - £20,400 yearly
  • Army
  • United Kingdom
  • 01 Sep, 2020
Full time Defence and Military Human Resources Public Sector and Government

Job Description

"MY JOB, BOTH IN THE FIELD AND WHEN IN BARRACKS, IS TO FACILITATE THE HR ADMINISTRATION AND MONEY TRANSACTIONS OF THE ARMY"

An Army HR job is like no other HR job. As an HR Specialist, you could be attached to any unit and go with them wherever they go. Although you’ll be a soldier, you’ll be fully trained in HR. You’ll have responsibility from day one and the chance to move up into senior roles – Chartered Accountant, for example. You can get qualifications and develop your skills too. They’re recognised outside the Army so they’re great for your CV. With worldwide travel, adventure training and the chance to make friends for life, it’s exciting as well as rewarding.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gain business & HR qualifications that are widely recognised by civilian employers.
  • Serve within any unit of the British Army.
  • Make an immediate impact, with real responsibility from day one.
  • Enjoy exceptional prospects for promotion.
  • Move into specialist support roles, such as a Chartered Accountant.

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.

Step 2
You then get 15 weeks’ specialist training at Worthy Down, Winchester to learn about military personnel and financial administration. You’re trained to use our information systems and will also get your Category B Driving licence (car). Later in your career, you can take recognised qualifications in Business Management and HR. These include apprenticeships and degrees.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language and Maths. We’ll also consider vocational qualifications such as an NVQ in Business Administration.Fitness:

  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m30s for Junior Entry)

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Level 2 Certificate for Military Personnel Administrators.
  • Level 3 Diploma for Military Personnel Administrators.
  • Business Administration Apprenticeship – Level 2 or 3 including Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT.
  • Training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.
  • Personal development opportunity to undertake a foundation degree in HR Practice.
  • Opportunity to apply for accountancy training after qualifying period and selection.
  • Cat B Driving Licence.

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Earn £15,985 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £20,400