The Senior People Professional Apprenticeship is right for apprentices who…

  • improve people practices in organisations in order to drive organisational performance and effectiveness
  • are the in-house experts in people, work and change
  • champion the people agenda to create working environments and cultures that help get the best out of people, delivering great organisational outcomes
  • interact with a range of stakeholders creating medium to long-term value for a wide audience
  • are ambassadors for their organisations and will typically have wide-ranging networks and need to interact with a wide range of internal and external senior stakeholders
  • will be responsible for applying their knowledge and expertise to lead the design, implementation and evaluation of people policies and practices aligned to the needs of the organisation and its employees
  • keep up to date with relevant legislation and regulation and make timely interventions to ensure their organisation’s relations with its people are effective and compliant
  • engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including developing and maintaining strong relationships with senior stakeholders to facilitate engagement on people issues.
  • are responsible for seeking out, evaluating and utilising technology to deliver the people strategy
  • have some budget responsibility and will be expected to employ continuous improvement approaches to maximise the use of limited resources
  • may specialise in Human Resources (HR), Learning and Development (L&D) or Organisation Development (OD)

Gateway requirements

Professional Discussion underpinned by Portfolio of Evidence

Project Proposal, Presentation and Questioning

Guidance and resources


Roles and responsibilities

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