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HR Apprentice

Arena Racing Company
DN2 6BB, Doncaster
£18,000 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Job Role
HR Officer/Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a passionate HR Apprentice! 

At ARC we embrace diversity, we develop our people, we care for our visitors, we think about our impact and we are proud of our sport.

Who is ARC?

ARC is the largest racecourse operator in the UK hosting more than 570 horse racing fixtures each year, owning and operating 16 racecourses, 5 Greyhound Stadia, 3 Hotels and 3 Golf Courses across the country! Due to the size and versatility of our venues we host may different events outside of sport, including Christmas Live, Weddings Conferences and Events.

This role will involve providing an efficient and reliable administration and support service to Doncaster Racecourse, the onsite Hilton Garden Inn hotel and work as part of the Group HR team that supports the wider Arena Racing Company business of around 500 employees across our venues across England and Wales.

About the role:

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic HR Apprentice to join our Human Resources team. As an HR Apprentice, you will support the HR Officer in various administrative tasks, gaining practical experience in HR operations within a horse and greyhound multi-venue business. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to kickstart their career in HR and gain valuable hands-on experience in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

You will be a good communicator (verbal and written), with strong administrative skills and excellent attention to detail.  With a genuine ambition and desire to learn and develop, you will have the opportunity to work towards the HR Support Level 3 apprenticeship, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 

This broad and varied role will require you to handle sensitive and confidential information with professionalism and discretion getting involved in all aspects of HR, using good judgement to raise queries and seek guidance as you support our employees and the business.

Responsibilities for the successful HR Apprentice include (but not limited to):

  • Assist the HR Officer with day-to-day administrative tasks, including filing, data entry, document preparation, and record-keeping
  • Support the recruitment process by posting job vacancies, scheduling interviews, and coordinating candidate communication
  • Assist in the onboarding process for new employees, including preparing induction materials, processing paperwork, and organizing induction sessions
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations
  • Assist in coordinating training and development activities, including booking training sessions, tracking attendance, and maintaining training records
  • Support in various HR projects, such as employee engagement initiatives, policy updates, and process improvements
  • Assist in the use and maintenance of the HR Information System (HRIS), including data entry, running reports, and troubleshooting basic issues
  • Provide support in handling employee queries and issues, escalating more complex matters to the HR Officer or beyond as needed
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations, including monitoring changes in legislation and updating HR policies and procedures accordingly

The person we are looking for as a HR Apprentice has….

  • GCSEs or equivalent qualifications in English and Mathematics are required. Additional qualifications or coursework in business administration or human resources are desirable but not essential
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills

Work Perks of being a HR Apprentice with us at ARC…

  • 2 Annual Members passes, giving access to over 1500 racedays
  • Hotel Discounts and Complimentary Golf
  • Annual leave starting at 22 days increasing up to 28 (23 days at 2 years’ service, 24 days at 3 years, 25 days at 4 years, 26 days at 5 years, 27 days at 10 years and 28 days at 15 years’ service)
  • Pension & Group life assurance schemes
  • Healthshield – including 24hr GP & EAP

…and so much more!

We are on a thrilling journey. So, to join us at our next destination, be part of a winning team and to learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today!

At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences.  We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.


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