HR Graduate

Posted 2 weeks ago by South West Water

Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Are you a Graduate looking for the next move in starting and growing your career?

Part of the Pennon group, at South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate. We’re responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area. And we have huge ambitions. Not only are we committed to reaching net zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come. So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

We currently have opportunities available for a Graduate to join our HR team in ExeterJoining us on a full-time, permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £25,500 per annum, increasing to £30,000 over the 2 years, plus excellent benefits including relocation support and an annual bonus.

What’s it all about?

The HR Graduate will rotate across various areas within our HR departments which may include, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Business Partnering, Talent and People Projects and Planning.

You will learn about the employee journey from acquisition to exit, have an opportunity to participate in initiatives that shape innovative practices, drive cultural impact and work side by side with teams that are building a business at an unprecedented pace and scale.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting recruiting activity from scheduling, projects, driving innovative hiring practices and branding
  • Acting as an advocate for our company by providing high-quality and welcoming interview experiences to every candidate journey while ensuring our processes are efficient, effective, and organised helping us to ensure we are an employer of choice. 
  • Gaining an understanding in how we manage the relationship between our organisation and its people through transparent practices and relevant law and support people practices and cases. 
  • Working alongside HR Business Partners you will undertake the administration and coordination of HR initiatives, support our HRBPs with day-to-day operational activity and support our employees with ad-hoc requests.
  • Within our Talent, People Projects and Planning you will support the team with daily activities, from coordination to animation and follow up
  • Managing pre-programme & post-programme activities
  • Analysing and updating existing processes and suggesting improvements
  • Contributing to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with the ability to prioritise multiple functions and tasks

What we are looking for:

  • HR Degree
  • Highly motivated, ambitious, and commercially minded
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent time management
  • Understanding of team dynamics, demonstrating the ability to work as an active and constructive member of a team with a professional enthusiastic attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to change in a highly competitive fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly with employees, stakeholders, candidates, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • Willingness to innovate and help us to continually improve our ways of working

What's in it for you:

We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

In return, we offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Relocation Support
  • A discretionary Annual Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Access to the Company Sharesave Scheme
  • Various health benefits
  • And more!

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.

Our core values which are essential to our success are:

  • Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
  • Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
  • Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
  • Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.

Closing date: 20th February 2022

If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our HR Graduate - we look forward to receiving your application.

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