Human Resources Officer or Manager

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Human resources (HR) officers or managers are responsible for the effective employment of people in an organisation. They recruit, train and develop staff and make sure they are treated fairly and legally. They are sometimes called HR advisors, or personnel officers or managers.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The average salary for a new graduate is around £24,000 - £35,000 a year. With experience this could rise to between £35,000 and £55,000 a year. The salary for senior positions can be around £60,000 a year or more.


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Getting In

Every company has a personnel department so you could work in a wide range of organisations, including firms in industry, commerce and retail, organisations in local and central government and the health service.

What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Tel: 020 8612 6200
Twitter: @CIPD

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