Not sure what to do next year?

Not sure what to do next year?

We’re recruiting our next apprentice… The TIHR apprenticeship programme is coming into its fourth year and we are looking for the next person...


9 June 2016

We’re recruiting our next apprentice…

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) apprenticeship programme is coming into its fourth year and we are looking for the next person to join our team.

At the TIHR we understand it is difficult for young people to enter the world of research and evaluation prior to gaining qualifications at undergraduate level. We set up the apprenticeship scheme in 2012 for school leavers who are yet undecided about university and want to gain experience in the field of research or in the social sciences. Our programme is constantly evolving with each apprentice who joins us as they influence the shape of both the programme and the role. Whilst working at the TIHR the individual will work alongside colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience which will offer an opportunity to develop their interests and skills.

The TIHR is a social science research and evaluation organisation with the core purpose of improving society. The range of tasks, clients, sectors is wide which makes it difficult to sum up the organisation in one sentence, but means there is always something new and interesting going on if you want to get involved. This is a place where there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in research projects; alongside assisting a range of colleagues with various tasks; helping out with day to day activities such as reception cover and administrative responsibilities.

As part of their training the apprentice will also have the opportunity to join a suitable course with a social science focus which will help to introduce the sector. The programme allows time to study a range of different topics, e.g. psychology, politics and international studies, economics and sociology which are all prevalent within the organisation.

We are committed to our apprentices and offer a wide range of support to ensure they are getting the most out of their workplace experience. We have apprenticeship evaluation meetings every six weeks where we discus and evaluate the progress of the apprenticeship programme and think about ways to innovate. We also offer the opportunity to be mentored by a colleague which is a space for the apprentice to openly discuss any problems they are facing and to be offered advice and guidance.

This apprenticeship programme runs over two years and will be available from September 2016. The starting salary for this role is £8,268pa (in line with minimum wage). We are looking for likeminded individuals who have an interest in working somewhere ‘outside the norm’.

If this role interests you, a full job description can be downloaded here. For further information, or if you have general enquiries  please contact h.walsh@tavinstitute.org. To apply email please send you CV and covering letter explaining your interest in the role to Hannah Walsh.

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