People Services Apprentice (LSTM)


Apprenticeship summary

The People Services Apprentice is responsible for supporting the People Services function in providing an efficient and streamlined service. The role has a wide remit which includes input to all HR administration and workforce transactional responsibilities and is an important support role to the Human Resources team.

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Closing date: May 31, 2024

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May 2, 2024
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June 3, 2024
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At LSTM, we are at the forefront of global health research and innovation. Our mission is to save lives and improve health around the world. As a People Services Apprentice, you will play a vital role in supporting our mission by providing essential administrative assistance to our HR team. Working towards CIPD, Foundation Certificate in People Practice, taught by expert tutors who have practical experience in the fields in which they teach and a passion to share that knowledge to maximise your career potential.

This an opportunity to put yourself in the heart of our organisation, gaining invaluable insights and practical skills that will boost you towards success. From supporting our dedicated team to mastering the intricacies of global HR operations, you will play a vital role in driving our mission forward.

In addition to developing a wide range of skills, you will learn how HR works in practice by combining learning with the day-to-day support of HR and Payroll professionals within our organisation.

During the apprenticeship, you will have the chance to:

  • Assist with HR Documentation: Support the HR team in maintaining accurate and up-to-date employee records, including contracts, personnel files, and other relevant documentation.
  • Recruitment Support: Aid in the recruitment process by posting job vacancies, scheduling interviews, and corresponding with candidates.
  • Onboarding Assistance: Help facilitate the onboarding process for new employees, including preparing induction materials and arranging training sessions.
  • Payroll Administration: Assist with payroll processing tasks, such as inputting timesheets, updating employee data, and resolving payroll queries.
  • Employee Communications: Contribute to internal communications initiatives, such as drafting newsletters, updating notice boards, and disseminating HR-related information.
  • HR Systems: Learn to navigate and utilise HR software systems for data entry.
  • Administrative Tasks: Provide general administrative support to the HR team, including filing, scanning, and responding to email inquiries.

What do we need from you? A passion for learning and a willingness to take on new challenges. A-level or equivalent qualifications and experience of using Microsoft Office including Excel.

In return, we will provide you with support, mentorship, and a pathway to realising your full potential within our organisation.

Ready to embark on an incredible journey of discovery and growth?

Seize this opportunity to join LSTM as a People Services Apprentice today – your future starts here!

Apply now to take your first step towards a fulfilling career at the forefront of global health research and innovation.

BPP apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry-experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

There is no guarantee of a role in the HR team but successful apprentices will be able to apply for roles in LSTM at the end of their apprenticeship.



LSTM was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine. As a registered charity, we work across the world, often in very difficult circumstances, to fulfil our mission of reducing the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries. We do that through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities. Our work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research order book of well over Β£210 million. Our worldwide reputation and the calibre of our research outputs has secured funding to lead over 10 international consortia and product development partnerships aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of diseases upon the world's poorest people. Our state-of-the-art facilities continue to develop new drugs, vaccines and pesticides which put us at the forefront of infectious disease research. As a teaching institution, we attract more than 600 students from 68 countries, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of professional courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide to train the next generation of doctors, scientists, researchers and health professionals. We also provide pre- and post-travel clinical services through our subsidiary Well Travelled Clinics Ltd, with centres in Liverpool and Chester.


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HR support (level 3)