The Company:

Part of Hill and Smith Holdings Plc, based in Middlesbrough, Lionweld Kennedy are the recognised UK’s leading supplier of Safe, Sustainable Access solutions in Steel or GRP. We have a strong heritage of supporting multiple vertical sectors with products adaptable to the latest built environments and have a modern approach backed by 100 years of experience.


Why work for us:

We are in a strong position and have the investment and appetite for growth. As part of a FTSE 250 Plc with companies based worldwide. We are part of a strong and dynamic team delivering sustainable and innovative products and services.


Position Description:

The Apprentice HR Assistant will support the HR/Payroll department in providing an efficient and streamlined service to the business with regard to all HR/Payroll-related administrative tasks. This role has a wide remit which includes input to all HR/Payroll admin and is an important support role to the business.


The Person:

The job holder must be efficient, self-motivated, organised, and a good communicator with excellent IT skills.


Qualifications And Experience:

· A minimum of 5 GSCE grades A* – C/ 9-4 or equivalent qualifications including mathematics and English.


Responsibilities to include:

· Assist with recruitment administration

· Process new starters/leavers details

· Create induction packs,

· Collect reference requests

· Create and maintain personnel records, ensuring archiving of leavers and cleansing of information held is in line with the Data Protection act

· Maintain attendance records including holiday, absences, lateness, and report discrepancies to HR Manager

· Maintain training records (Skill station)

· Follow all HR procedures/policies

· Support the HR Manager with additional HR ad hoc administration duties

· Maintain management and employee confidence.



Position: Apprenticeship 18 – 24 Months

Hours of work: Monday- Thursday 9.00am -17.00pm, Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm



Salary: NMW for age + £1.00

Holidays: Full time – 25 days per year (Holiday year Jan – Dec) + 8 Bank holidays, Pro rata for part time.

Life Insurance: 3 times basic salary whilst in employment

Pension Scheme: Automatic enrolment 5% Employee, 3% Employer. After 1 year in April – Age related up to max 6.5%

Hill and Smith Share options scheme: When available and if applicable.

Employee Assistance Programme: Free to employees (Lifeworks)

Employee Engagement Platform offering discounts – (Rewards Gateway)

Free on-site parking.

Close Proximity to Town Centre, Bus & Train Stations


We welcome applicants from all sectors of the community, and we aim to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.


All applicants will be asked to prove that they have the right to work in the UK.