A Shropshire student is celebrating after accepting an apprenticeship with The HR Dept Shropshire and it’s sister company, The HR Dept Wrexham & Chester. 

Harriet Cooke is in her final year of her Business Management degree at the Univeristy of Chester  and first approached The HR Dept in February 2022 to see if they would consider her for a Work Based Learning Placement.  They were so impressed with her during her month long placement in April 2022, that they offered her a temporary contract during her final year of studies; and a full time Apprentice HR Consultant role when she graduates in June 2023.

Níamh Kelly – Director of The HR Dept Shropshire said “We’re thrilled that Harriet has accepted an offer to join us as Apprentice HR Consultant as we complete our fifth year supporting Shropshire businesses. 

 We’re delighted to be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023 with this promising appointment.  We know many of our clients are facing difficult challenges; but it’s important businesses plan for the future.   Apprentices can be key to a businesses success and we can certainly testify to that as Harriet is the second Apprentice HR Consultant to join us!   She will be mentored by Aleesha Skett, who qualified as a HR Consultant last Summer following a successful Apprenticeship with us.”    

Harriet said I am so very grateful for this incredible opportunity and cannot wait to start in the summer!”


The HR Dept Shropshire provides employment law and human resources support to small and medium sized businesses.  Contact them via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07741 640504.