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Human Resources Graduate Trainee

Job description

Exciting times at Nexus mean we are recruiting a Graduate Trainee in Human Resources to join our busy HR team. The opportunities to develop within the role are outstanding. As an HR Graduate, you will provide customer focused comprehensive and pragmatic HR advice and support to managers and employees in line with our terms and conditions, policies, procedures and legal obligations.

The successful candidate will complete a tailored programme of learning and development within the Nexus group’s HR Department, providing front line advice and guidance to managers and employees to ensure they understand and adhere to all human resources’ practices, policies and procedures. The role will include assisting in the production of data, statistics and other organisation related information to provide internal performance management and business reporting.

You will bring new ideas and current thinking from academia to our business and in return, will gain thorough practical experience in HR leading to potential succession into HR roles which require experience in a bespoke, unionised, transport environment.

The role will be part of the wider Human Resources Team, reporting direct to one of our HR Managers.

What can Nexus offer you?

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 36 hours per week and the opportunity to work on a flexi basis, within the demands of business need
  • A suite of work life balance policies and access to salary sacrifice options
  • You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (L.G.P.S.) Contributions are 6.5% of gross pay. Employer’s contribution is currently 17.2%
  • Free travel within Tyne and Wear on Metro, buses and the South Shields Ferry
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a healthcare scheme for you and your family

Other information
Nexus works within a suite of policies, which will be available to you when successful in a position.

Our drug and alcohol policy
Nexus aims to provide a safe and secure service for its passengers and a safe and secure environment for employees and others who may be affected, and therefore expects employees to take a responsible approach to the consumption of alcohol and the avoidance of substance misuse. Since alcohol/substance misuse consumed/taken in any quantity adversely affects work performance and can seriously impair performance, all employees must ensure that any alcohol/drug either medically prescribed or otherwise does not interfere with their work duties.

Come and be part of our story

Two-year fixed-term contract.

What we are looking for

You will be a team player who contributes to the overall success of the department, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, pro-actively marketing, promoting and developing the various services offered by the HR Department in order to maximise their effectiveness and utilisation.

You will already have knowledge of employee relations issues and relevant UK employment law. You will also have experience of producing data analysis using Office software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

We are looking for a Human Resources Management Graduate (or a degree in a related discipline) with a keen interest in new HR ideas and current thinking from your academic studies.


A degree in human resources management or a related discipline.

Accepted degree subjects

  • business and management studies
  • law and legal studies

Additional job details

Newcastle upon Tyne

Defined benefit pension scheme, free local travel and access to other benefits

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Candidates will be required to complete an application form demonstrating how they meet the requirements for the role. Application forms can be found on our website, please click the apply button to be redirected.' under the how to apply section.

As part of the selection process, we may ask you to complete relevant and appropriate assessments. If offered a position with Nexus, we will provide a conditional offer subject to passing a satisfactory medical assessment by a Nexus specified Medical Officer, satisfactory references and evidence of relevant qualifications.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 August 2019

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Closing date:  31 August 2019

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