Human Resources Apprentice


A great place to start your career! This opportunity is open to all ages, maybe you are over 18 or 21 and looking for a change?

Roanza Truck and Van are searching for bright and ambitious talent to join our team as a Human Resources Apprentice at our Mercedes-Benz Commercial Dealership in Risley, Warrington, (Leacroft Road, Risley, WA3 6NN).

Day to day you will be reporting to the HR Officer assisting and looking after a wide range of duties to support the HR Officer & Manager, Managers and Employees across the Group.

You will develop extensive knowledge and experience across the full spectrum and aspects of Human Resources; recruitment, pay and payroll administration, discipline and employee relations, coordinating the full HR life cycle, training, supporting with recruitment and assisting and supporting projects as required.

Normal working hours will be 08:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday with half an hour unpaid lunch break. you will be paid £13,850 per year while you learn with 30 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays. It is expected that you will spend half a day per week at College throughout your apprenticeship.

So what’s involved in the Apprenticeship Programme? Below we answer some of the questions you may have.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to gain qualifications and experience. You will earn as you learn and gain practical skills in the workplace.

What career opportunities are there with an apprenticeship at Roanza Truck & Van?

We make every effort to provide you with the opportunity of a long-term career with Roanza Truck and Van with a very competitive salary and benefits package that improves as you develop your career in the company. Many of our former graduates are continuing to enjoy a rewarding career with us.

Does it cost anything to become an apprentice?

No. It will be 100% funded, depending on your age. We will pay any remaining contributions.

Will I earn a salary?

Yes. As an apprentice at Roanza Truck and Van, you will receive a highly competitive wage, which is much higher than the National Minimum Wages for apprentices. Your salary will be £13,850 per annum during the apprenticeship.

Is this course right for me?

This is initially a level 3 course designed for those aspiring to join the HR profession or for those already working within HR at Co-ordinator or Officer levels. Expected to take 24 months. Successful completion of this standard enables you to achieve the prestigious CIPD qualification and to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

If you are successful and wish to develop further, there will be an opportunity to progress the apprenticeship onto a Level 5 course. Expected to take a further 24 months. The level 5 course is designed for people seeking to develop a career in human resource management, ideally working at (or working towards) the level of human resource adviser or manager and need to extend their knowledge and skills.

What will I learn on the Level 3 course?

  • Understanding organisations and the role of Human Resources
  • Recording, analysing & using Human Resources information
  • Resourcing talent
  • Supporting good practice in performance & reward management
  • Supporting good practice in managing the employment relationship
  • Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner

What qualifications do I need?

Ideally you will be predicted, or have achieved, GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English Language and IT. All successful applicants will also be required to complete a Behavioral Profiling Assessment.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of this CIPD qualification is done by written and practical assignment tasks and comprises of one assignment per module. End Point Assessment:

  • 5,000 word Consultative Project - 50%
  • 60-75 minute professional discussion - 50%

How do I apply?

To apply for an Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship with Roanza Truck and Van, please e-mail  with a copy of your CV. You will be invited to complete a short assessment to support your application. Applications are invited right through up until Sunday the 9th June 2019.

What happens with my application?

Once applications have been reviewed after the vacancy listing has closed, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for more information about why you have applied etc. You may then have a Telephone Interview and suitable applicants will then be invited to an interview.

How long will the application process take?

We intend to have all interviews completed early July with a view to starting in September.

About Roanza Truck & Van

The team here at Roanza Truck & Van believe strongly in building and maintaining good customer relationships and strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. The foundation for this success is the knowledge, commitment and skill of our staff.

Roanza Truck & Van was formed following the merger of Enza Motors and Road Range and is a franchised Mercedes-Benz dealer across the North-West and North Wales. We have dealerships at Warrington, Deeside, East Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Trafford Park making us ideally placed to offer our customers a one stop shop for sales, service, maintenance and supply of parts.

Roanza Truck & Van have served the region for over thirty years under the Enza and Road Range names and have a broad base of loyal customers, including many household names. Our priority is to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied with the service they receive; whether buying a new or used Van or Truck or returning for Aftersales care.

A career with Roanza Truck and Van will certainly be both challenging and rewarding, as our staff face the dynamic pressures of the commercial vehicle market. Roanza Truck & Van is an equal opportunities employer and values its employees as an asset.

Take the first step today.