Covering personnel within recruitment, training, payroll and compliance, the Berkshire HR (Human Resources) industry has seen significant growth over the last decade with organisations realising the importance of staff relations and management. From training manager to HR administrator, the Berkshire HR industry encompasses a range of job roles that all require key organisation, time management and interpersonal skills. The local sector will include HR professionals across Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell, Wokingham and Slough and specialist Berkshire HR recruitment agencies will have the best knowledge of these areas to help address their clients' vacancies.
Most human resources jobs are 9-5, office based positions and salaries can vary depending on the specific role. Berkshire graduates and entrants into roles such as HR assistant or HR officer can typically command a salary of £15K-£20K per annum, however a senior manager can potentially earn in excess of £50K. Large or high profile companies in Reading will usually offer the highest paid jobs within Berkshire and the Thames Valley region, but those willing to commute to nearby London and the surrounding South East area will find further job opportunities.
A degree isn't necessary to enter the HR industry but with the competition for places being high, a university qualification is recommended. The most common degrees amongst Berkshire graduates entering the HR field are business studies or human resources management, although studies in law, english and sociology are all deemed relevant. As well as qualifications, employers are looking for candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of business operations, an ability to meet deadlines and a natural confidence that allows them to be good leaders. A Berkshire HR recruitment agency will be able to source local candidates with the necessary skills and qualifications to fill their clients' permanent, part-time and contract HR vacancies.