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Job description

Through your apprenticeship you will undertake a Level 4 Standards in your chosen field and get exposure to traditional methodologies as well as newer agile and digital ones, whilst being supported by your manager and a buddy.

We have 3 exciting Level 4 apprenticeships roles - expected start date September 2021:

2 x IT Business Analyst Apprentice:

As a Business Analyst, you will become a trusted adviser to the business stakeholder and product owner. You will learn to provide independent and unbiased critical analysis ensuring outcomes and deliverables align with HM Land Registry's business strategy. You will build the confidence and skills to influence and negotiate with stakeholders and will learn how to elicit, document and manage user and business needs.

For more details regarding this apprenticeship, please see the following link:
Business Analyst

2 x Tester:

As a Tester, you will contribute to ensuring the appropriate level of quality check is made at the appropriate stages of the software development lifecycle. You will work with the team to ensure that testing is carried out and that quality issues are sufficiently considered during development process. You will provide team members with practical advice and recommendations about resolving test issues and through this interaction will support delivery of a quality solution. Part of the role with involve writing high quality code to automate testing.

For more details regarding this apprenticeship, please see the following link:

1 x Security Infrastructure Engineer

The Security Admin Team deliver a range of activities to support the implementation and compliance with HM Land Registry security policies. The team are responsible for the maintenance of information security controls across the organisation. This role will perform routine administration tasks, product upgrades and installs. On top of this the role will also support internal and external users with incident resolution and resolve infrastructural issues.

For more details regarding this apprenticeship, please see the following link:
Security Infrastructure Engineer

Please note some of these posts will be considered for Security Clearance and could be subject to further background checks.

DDaT Open Evening

There will be an opportunity to attend a Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 3rd March from 5.30 7.30pm to learn more about the roles and working at HM Land Registry.

To register your interest, please email your name and contact number to:

Please see the links below to see what some of our Apprentices have had to say:

Erins Blog

Jessicas Blog

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following link:
Working for HM Land Registry/

ResponsibilitiesTo be successful in this apprenticeship, youll need to have 2 A Levels or Equivalent and have at least 5 GCSE's at grade C or grade 4 or above including Maths, English and ICT or science or equivalent.

You will understand the commitment needed to complete the Level 4 diploma apprenticeship and have a motivation for learning. You will be a competent user of computer software packages including knowledge of MS Office and email. Through your ability to think ahead, you will be able to anticipate problems and have excellent problem-solving skills. You can work as part of a team to achieve a team goal and can organise and prioritise your own work and tasks. You have effective and easy to understand communication skills (written and verbal) in a variety of situations

Please see attached candidate guidance pack for further information.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.

2 A Levels or equivalent
5 GCSEs grade 4 or grade C and above including Maths, English and ICT or Science or equivalent


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Delivering at Pace


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated

Were committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

See a list of full benefits

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability and Experience.

To apply you will need to complete the short application form and take the online Civil Service Verbal test, Numerical Test and Judgement Test. Ideally you should take the tests by midday on 8 March 2020, to allow for the next stage of the application process.

Please complete the online application form to include your qualifications and experience and complete the additional questions:

Please advise which of the Level 4 Apprenticeships you would like to apply for and why? Business Analyst, Tester or Security Infrastructure Engineer (you can choose more than one apprenticeship).

What attracted you to working for HM Land Registry?

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1000 words) should demonstrate evidence of the below criteria:

Please explain your exposure to and your current skill level in IT?
Please consider: Any learning/qualifications you have in IT; what things interest you in this field you wish to work?

Please describe a time when you have been proactive in developing yourself/skills?
Please consider: Why you choose that development? What you did to develop? How you have benefited from the learning?

Please can you describe a situation when you have worked in a team to achieve a common goal?
Please consider: What qualities you brought to the team to help achieve the goal? What challenges you faced and how you dealt with them and what was the outcome of this?

Please tell me about a time when you had to complete a large volume of work within a tight timescale?
Please consider: How you motivated yourself? How you overcame any setbacks? How you prioritised the work?

(Note: If you do not have a work-based examples then an example from school/college/clubs will suffice).

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. The final stage will consist of an interview and short exercise which will be conducted as a video interview w/c Monday 15 March 2021.

Please review your application form before clicking submit once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:
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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Learn more about HM Land Registry

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