HR, training and recruitment

We’ve linked to key resources about graduate careers in HR, training and Recruitment

Use this page as a starting point for finding out about working in this sector.  

These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas, such as recruitment, diversity and employee relations. They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

HR, training and Recruitment  (Prospects) 

HR, training and Recruitment  (TargetJobs) 

Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors. Examples are recruitment consultants and training and development officers.

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • Typical responsibilities in the role
  • Average starting salary range for new entrants
  • Entry requirements
  • Career progression
  • Professional bodies
  • Typical employers 
  • Where to look for vacancies 


Human resources officer 

Training and development officer 

Equality and diversity officer


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