HR Trainee FIF10930

Glenrothes, Fife
17176 - 21399
12 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Contract Type: Fixed term for 3 years

Salary: £17,176 in year one, £19,297 in year two and £21,399 in year three

Interview Date: Week commencing 2 July 2018

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for. 

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.


Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. This trainee role funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme, is just part of this commitment. We will advertise further modern apprenticeship and traineeship roles here as they become available.

This traineeship forms the foundation of a career within the HR Profession by giving you a good grounding across the whole range of HR disciplines from HR Operations to Policy & Reward and Organisation Development. Successful completion will enable you to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for the HR sector.

A scheme of progression is in place from £17,176, which allows for annual salary progression to  £19,297 at the start of year 2 and £21,399 at the start of year 3, following successful completion of your qualifications and demonstration of the necessary  competencies and behaviours.

You will rotate across HR undertaking a range of project work, applying HR skills either as an individual or as part of a project team. This will include, for example:

  • Providing HR advice and guidance
  • Working with colleagues on HR projects
  • Carrying out research and analysis and presenting recommendations
  • Producing a range of written material
  • Creating relevant HR information

Representing the HR Service at internal and external meetings as required.

The Individual

This vacancy is restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the 31st July 2018.

Applicants require a minimum of an HNC qualification and an interest in the work of HR.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Enthusiasm for, and interest in, the work of HR
  • Research & problem solving skills
  • Ability to present issues clearly / concisely and to exercise influencing skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and work to deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to cope well with challenges and change situations

Please see the person specification for the full list.

For further information, please contact: Kirsty Berchtenbreiter on55 Ext: 444256 or e-mail

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