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Fi, Candidate

"I recently applied for a position through Oriel Partners and found Auria to be very helpful and supportive throughout the process. Auria had a really good understanding of what her client was looking for and took time to ensure that there was a good fit on both sides. It was a pleasure working with her."

Operations Director, Holtby Turner Executive Search

"We have been very impressed with the candidates Oriel Partners have presented to us during our contract PA assignment, they were carefully selected and ‘spot on.’ Olivia has worked very hard to ensure great communication throughout the process and has always gone the extra mile offering valuable, pragmatic advice and a very professional service. I can’t recommend Oriel Partners more, they have exceeded expectations and have secured a candidate who we feel is a perfect company fit as well as fulfilling our remit with regards to skills and ability. They will be our first port of call when we next come to recruit for an administrative role."

Senior Operations Executive, Sutton PR

"Oriel Partners did a great job in helping us find a new EA on very short notice. Auria and Olivia came to our office to meet me and get a feel for the company, and I felt like they were very attentive to our needs and genuinely interested in finding us a candidate that suited the business. They’ve been flexible, helpful and we would certainly work with them again!"

Head of HR, GAN plc

"I recently used the services of Oliva at Oriel Partners in our search for an Office Manager/HR Assistant.  Olivia immediately came across as professional, personable, flexible, responsive and very easy to work with.  She seemed to immediately understand our requirements and took the time to visit our offices to gain an understanding of the environment and culture within the business. I was very impressed with the overall quality of all candidates; Olivia knew them all well and they were a good fit for our vacancy. I felt that it was a true partnership with Olivia where we were working together to find the perfect candidate. I would highly recommend Olivia and Oriel Partners."

Private Secretary, Duke and Duchess of Wellington

"Auria and Oriel Partners helped us fill a key role working for a UK peer. It was easy and enjoyable, with minimum fuss working with Auria. She really grasped the importance of personality, as well as skill, in finding the right person for us. I will definitely use Oriel for our future recruitment needs."

Emily B, Candidate

"I have recently placed a dream job in London, all thanks to the amazing work provided by Oriel Partners. Olivia is an amazing recruiter who is not only incredible at her job, an extremely professional and friendly person making the whole process of finding a new role so much easier. The whole process from start to finish was efficient and stress free, which I was worried about as still in employment whilst searching for my next job. I will be recommending to anyone who is looking for a new role and wants the process to be a positive experience."

Phoebe S, Candidate

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Olivia at Oriel during my job search. I felt like she really took the time to get a feel for what I was looking for and had a fantastic insight into how I could make best use of my skills and experience. The calibre of clients Olivia works with has been consistently brilliant and she has offered great pre and post interview support."

Amy E, Candidate

"I recently moved back to the UK from Zimbabwe in December 2018. Both, completely different environments when it comes to not only looking for a job but one that just fits. Within an hour of me showing interest in one role, I was contacted by Oriel Partners. They we're on the ball from the start! We met the following day for a meet and greet and I had an interview for the advertised job role, two days later. They took the time to get to know me, gauged as to what I was looking for and recommended roles they thought I fit best. The fear of job hunting in a new city was washed away. Thank you for your support Auria & Olivia. "

Niké O, Candidate

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Olivia at Oriel during my job search. I felt like she really took the time to get a feel for what I was looking for and had a fantastic insight into how I could make best use of my skills and experience. The calibre of clients Olivia works with has been consistently brilliant and she has offered great pre and post interview support."

Jenna H, Candidate

"Oriel Partners is without a doubt the best recruitment agency in London! I was looking for a support role within a relaxed but professional company with a wonderful working environment and culture. Olivia was able to provide several interviews with brilliant companies that ticked all the boxes. Thank you so much for taking the time to really listen and understand what I was looking for. I know how much the recruitment process can leave people feeling doubtful, drained, upset and uncertain - well look no further than Oriel Partners - they know exactly what they are doing, and I trusted them during the entire process! Olivia really took the time to make me feel good about myself as I was lacking in confidence during my job search and interview process. This genuine and caring approach was such a big stand out with Oriel Partners. Thank you again."

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A career in HR is both rewarding and challenging. An HR assistant role is the typical entry level to becoming an HR professional and allows you to gain generalist HR experience. As such the HR Assistant role is key to allowing you to develop your knowledge within all HR aspects of the business and will have a strong influence on your long-term HR goals. · At Oriel Partners we partner with our clients’ HR teams and assist them with finding their junior HR talent. Our HR Assistant jobs in London cover all industry sectors including both corporate and creative environments as well as family offices.


Key questions candidates ask us about starting a career in HR. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to get in touch.

What is the career progression for an HR Assistant?

The career progression for an HR Assistant is an exciting one with many fabulous opportunities. Within smaller businesses the HR Assistant role tends to be more generalist covering all aspects of HR and you will be part of a small team if not the sole HR professional. Typically you will progress up to an HR Manager / HR Business Partner or even an HR Director depending on the size of the organisation. Larger businesses tend to have more specialised HR teams giving you the opportunity to develop within a specific HR discipline such as Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Benefits and Rewards, Engagement, Recruitment or Organisational Development. Common levels of progression from an HR Assistant are to HR Advisor, Senior HR Advisor, HR Manager or HR Business Partner, Senior HR Business Partner up to HR Director. Please note that titles and salaries will differ between organisations.

What is the average salary of an HR Assistant?

The salary of an HR Assistant in London does vary according to industry sector and experience. Usually the salary will be in the region of £24,000 - £30,000. Although starting salaries can be low the earning potential for an HR professional at the height of their career can be substantial.

What are the skills needed to be an HR Assistant?

The skills needed to be an HR Assistant will depend upon the needs of the client. Some companies will have an experienced HR team and therefore the level of experience and qualifications might be minimal, even a college leaver with the right attitude who they can train. Smaller companies with no or little HR structure might insist on a CIPD qualification with some proven HR work experience. Softer skills are extremely valuable at this level which include strong attention to detail, discretion, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.

Looking To Hire An HR Assitant?

Oriel Partners is well equipped to find the right HR talent for your HR Assistant roles. Auria Heanley, one of our Founders, has a specialised HR recruitment background and our senior consultants have all had successful experience of recruiting HR Assistant type roles. We have an extensive candidate pool and an impressive network to work with so please click on our client page for more information.

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