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Date: 16-Nov-2022

Location: Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: People Graduates

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Nether Alderley

Closing date: 30th November 2022


At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


About the role


The People Team enable the Royal London Strategy through expert partnering that attracts, develops and retains talented people with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, to thrive and perform at their best.


If you are an HR Masters Graduate keen to begin your professional HR and leadership career journey in an inclusive and purpose led business, we would love you to join our People Team.  


You will build your HR knowledge and leadership skills during a 24-month programme that includes rotational assignments in real roles, structured learning and project participation, supported by coaching and mentoring from People Team and Business Leaders.  You will experience the full range of people disciplines including core people services, business partnering, the HR specialisms such as talent, learning, diversity and inclusion, colleague engagement, reward and pensions as well as corporate strategy and planning.



Key responsibilities


As a people graduate you will:


  • Build a good understanding of the Royal London business, the wider insurance and pensions market and the emerging trends.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills of the Royal London people policies and practices, proactively applying your learning in delivery to the business.
  • Support the delivery of the people team strategy and take a personal lead in initiatives to improve efficiency, business impact and the colleague experience.
  • Take an active lead in external networking, researching thought leadership to grow your skills and contribute to the professional development of the function.
  • Actively participate in building an inclusive, fun and high performing people team.
  • With support, build your personal insight to drive your career development.




We are looking for future colleagues who are:


  • Bachelor’s degree qualified (any discipline)
  • CIPD accredited Human Resources Master’s degree
  • Collaborative and creative– able to work with a range of different people to deliver outcomes.
  • A good communicator who can express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Curious, self-aware, open to feedback and willing to learn
  • Willing to take the initiative and persevere to deliver.
  • Able to apply good judgement.
  • Interested and comfortable working with data to develop insight.
  • Well organised, able to manage multiple deliverables.


What we offer


We are proud to offer our colleagues a number of great benefits including:


  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance-based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice


Full details can be found on our benefits page


About Royal London


Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuring a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong - collaborate – learn and perform.


Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach, but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances (e.g. to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.


We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues’ views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.



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