HR professional

Female sitting at desk on phone

A day as an HR professional

You work in the HR department at your local NHS hospital, and start at 9am. Your first task is to advertise for a new midwife, as a member of staff is about to retire. You work with the head of midwifery services to find more details about the position including the qualifications required and the hours of work and then place the advert on the NHS Jobs website.

Next, you sort job applications for a catering assistant and phone successful candidates to arrange interviews. After receiving an email from a staff member whose wages haven't gone into his bank account, you change incorrect bank details and ensure his money is transferred.

In the afternoon you meet with your HR colleagues to discuss staff training and development in your organisation. You finish at around 5pm, having helped play a key role in a life-saving organisation.