HR Graduate 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: South East

Oxford Instruments are hiring for the talent of the future. We are a pioneering global company at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and scientific innovation. With a legacy spanning over six decades, we have consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the fields of nanotechnology, materials science, and industrial analysis.

We are currently seeking a dynamic and highly motivated graduate to join our team in High Wycombe. As a HR, you will have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts, contribute to groundbreaking projects, and develop skills that will shape the future of our industry.

At Oxford Instruments, we put our people at the heart of all we do. We embody our values of: We are Inclusive, we are Innovative, we are Trusted, and we are Purposeful. If you are a forward-thinking individual with a passion for innovation and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity to embark on a rewarding career journey with Oxford Instruments. Read on to learn more about the role, responsibilities and what is it in for you.

What is in it for me?

As an employee of Oxford Instruments, you will be given the development and mentorship to succeed, an environment that breeds authenticity and curiosity. You will work alongside people who have huge experiences, and who have developed their career within various functions, as well of people who are new in their careers and who bring a fresh perspective, enabling you to learn from a variety of people. In addition, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package to include: 12:30 Friday finishes, BUPA private health insurance, dental insurance, group pension, cycle to work, tech and share schemes, as well as give as you earn, numerous discounts and 25 days holiday.

The role

The successful candidate will be working as part of our established HR Team and will gain exposure to all areas across HR and Talent Acquisition. The High Wycombe team is formed of our HR Director, HR Business Partner, HR Advisor and Talent Acquisition Partner, who all collaborate closely with our international and Head Office HR and Talent teams.

Some of the initiatives covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Generalist HR: Supporting managers across the business to lead their teams with a focus on employee engagement and culture; supporting managers with continuous performance, employee relations cases, and wellbeing advice; supporting employees with their wellbeing, development and career aspirations, and benefits packages; managing the HR information system (HRIS) to gather people data and insights.
  • Talent Acquisition: Management of the end-to-end recruitment process including supporting with and scheduling interviews, the sourcing of candidates, and the creation of employee role profiles; internal talent and succession mapping; market and competitor analysis; employee story generation and brand awareness.

What we are looking for

  • Someone who has a natural, inquisitive, curious nature, and an interest in supporting people in STEM and the work they do.
  • An enthusiastic, forward thinking, digitally minded individual.
  • Someone who can adapt their style and approach to different situations, and colleagues of all functions and levels.
  • A role model for our values: Inclusive, Innovative, Trusted and Purposeful
  • A graduate with a 2:2 or above in Human Resources Management or a related degree such as Psychology, Business Management etc.

Application process

Please apply with your CV, we are also eager to understand your motivations for a career in HR and ask that applicants also submit answers to the following questions (300 words max). 

  • How do you see your skills and strengths aligning with a career in HR?

  • What aspects of a generalist HR role are you particularly excited by, and how will you contribute to creating a positive working environment through your role in HR

Upon applications being received, our Talent Acquisition Partner will reach out for an initial conversation, to tell you more about the role, and learn more about you. Our interview process will consist of meeting with members of the HR team, as well as some of the stakeholders we support, to give you a well-rounded view of our Business and Culture. If you’d like to learn more before applying, please reach out to

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