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    Human Resources

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    Northbank, Irlam
    Manchester, Manchester M44 5AY
    United Kingdom


Are you available immediately for a 12 month placement and have recently completed your degree in Human Resources?  Do you have an exceptional eye for detail and a keenness to grow your HR skills from the ground up? 

We have an exciting opportunity to work in a global company with world class HR information systems and processes, which will provide a fabulous foundation for your HR career.

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Working as an entry level HR Specialist, you will be supporting the UK HR team and partner with the Corporate HRIS team, to ensure that all employee records within Workday HCM and Workday Learning solutions are maintained, providing and developing reports for HR and management teams, and involvement in projects to further leverage the benefits of the Workday environment. 

You will undertake various HR administrative tasks, providing HR Shared Services to 3 UK location:  Manchester, Wotton in Surrey, and Takeley in Cambridgeshire.  Daily tasks will include support for all administrative tasks relating to new hires and onboarding, leavers, benefits administration, provision of information to internal audit team, and responding to general employee enquiries.


  • Maintenance of data in the global HR Information System (Workday), and the global Learning Management System (Workday Learning), ensuring accuracy and input of all changes in a timely manner.  Ensuring all transactions meet global HR procedures, eg. Approval of job offers etc
  • Completion of administration tasks relating to new hires including job offers, contracts, pre-employment checks, induction and completion of automated onboarding of UK employees.  
  • Act as the link between HR and UK Payrolls to ensure all changes for payroll are accurately communicated in a timely manner.  This will include learning HR processes for ADP Celergo payroll being implemented in Q4 of calendar year 2020.
  • Assist the UK HR team with administration of benefits programs for example new entrants to the private healthcare scheme, pension scheme membership.  Assist with administration of incentive programs, including core value awards, employee referral program etc.. 
  • Provision of Payroll and HR information system reports as required, and provision of information to internal and external auditors
  • Involvement in the recruiting process as appropriate:  assisting with advertising and making interview arrangements.
  • As a member of the European HR team and the Global HR team participate in team meetings, share best practice and make recommendations for continuous improvement of HR processes, policies and systems.
  • Ensure all activities are carried out in a safe manner, adhering to all safety rules at all Brooks and customer locations. 
  • Champion the Brooks Culture and Values, with focus on the employee experience, teamwork and engagement. 
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.


  • The job holder is responsible for prioritising their workload and organising their own day, which may vary considerably in tasks depending upon business demands at the time.  The job holder will maintain regular contact with employees and managers at the Manchester, Wotton and Takeley sites, and with remotely-based HR colleagues, HR Director and the Finance Department.


  • The job holder will communicate internally with staff at all levels, including directors of the business.
  • External communication involves liaison with candidates, benefits administrators and auditors as required.

Skill and Aptitude Profile: 

  • Student or Graduate within Human Resources
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and comfortable
  • Good level of IT skills: Word, Outlook/Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated passion for HR style work
  • Strong English verbal and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, easily builds rapport with others
  • A positive approach and “can do” attitude.
  • Confident, able to work without close supervision
  • A team player. 

Fit with the Brooks values:

Customer Focus




Employee Value



Northbank, Irlam
Manchester, Manchester  M44 5AY

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