HR trainees gain high-level apprenticeships

Thirty-six students who successfully completed higher-level apprenticeships in HR management have been celebrated at an awards ceremony.

The apprentices completed the Level 4 and 5 programmes – equivalent to a Higher National Certificate or foundation degree qualifications – at Wirral Met College while completing on-the-job training at human resources outsourcing firm AdviserPlus.

Wirral Met College was one of the first in the northwest of England to deliver the higher-level apprenticeship in HR management. The cohort of successful trainees are the latest to have completed apprenticeships at AdviserPlus, which launched its apprenticeship programme in June 2013.

Since then, more than ten per cent of the organisation’s workforce have undertaken apprenticeships in finance, HR and administration at intermediate, advanced or higher levels.


A route to work-ready qualifications

The awards ceremony took place at Wirral Met’s Wirral Waters campus in Birkenhead, where CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Peter Cheese, presented certificates to the apprentices.

He said: “I am delighted to celebrate the success of this programme with Wirral Met and AdviserPlus, amongst the very first higher level apprenticeships in HR.

“Apprenticeships must play an ever greater role in helping people gain work-ready qualifications and skills, and HR as a profession should champion these routes into work more.

“It’s very important, therefore, that we also can support apprenticeships in our own profession, particularly into higher-level apprenticeships and progression routes beyond, demonstrating these programmes as a real alternative in the further and higher education space. Congratulations to all the students.”