How to become a human resources manager
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- specialist courses run by professional bodies
You'll need a a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:
- human resources management
- business management and human resources
- business with languages
You could also do a postgraduate course in human resource management if you already have a degree.
You'll usually need:
- 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
You could do a college course like the level 5 Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources.
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
You can get into this role through a HR consultant partner higher apprenticeship or senior people professional degree apprenticeship.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
You could start as an assistant in a human resources department and work your way up through training and promotion.
You can do professional qualifications in human resources approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. These qualifications are usually offered either online or at a training centre.
Some companies also have general management or human resources graduate training schemes.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development to:
- get professional recognition
- find training opportunities
- make industry contacts
You'll find more advice about careers in HR through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.