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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:

Pay

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

Starting salaries for graduate human resource officers or managers are usually in the range £20,000 to £30,000 a year. The average salary for a new graduate is around £24,000 a year. With experience this could rise to between £35,000 and £45,000 a year. The salary for senior positions can be around £60,000 a year, or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
13346
1.1 %
RISE
2023
13489
  United Kingdom
2018
200018
2.8 %
RISE
2023
205612

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Tel: 020 8612 6200
Website: http://www.cipd.co.uk/
Twitter: @CIPD
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIPDUK/

Skills CFA
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: http://www.skillscfa.org
Twitter: @SkillsCFA

SkillsCFA is a registered charity promoting skills and qualifications in the workplace. Its work also involves apprenticeships and training programmes across the UK for a whole range of business skills.

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