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Be a part of something big! Join Ultimate Products' international business in our global HR Team today! Our HR Team serves as the heart of our business, and in this role, you will be a key point of contact for all daily inquiries and assistance.

What makes our graduate programme unique?

Ultimate Products offers a comprehensive training programme with regular reviews, mentoring and tailored development plans to ensure a successful start on the career ladder.  In our 2023 New Starter Survey, 100% of respondents believed they had the knowledge & skills they need to succeed at UP. With a dedicated Training Manager and uncapped opportunities for progression, UP is committed to supporting our graduates to reach their highest potential!

It is fast paced here, but with the ongoing support from your team and mentors, you will have the opportunity to make a difference and have a serious impact on the business and your career.

Join a community of passionate graduates at our modern office and experience first-hand how working in our cutting-edge teams can lead to career launch opportunities. Put in the work and enjoy the rewards, with perks such as free lunches, weekly football, fitness, and yoga sessions.

Key responsibilities 

The main objective of UP’s HR Team is to provide support to both our colleagues, managers and the wider business.

As a HR Assistant and with suitable training and development you will become a HR Generalist, covering a breadth of skills including recruitment, onboarding, HR administration, maternity support and managing flexible working requests. Initial job duties will include:

  • Supporting the Recruitment team with placing advertisements, application screening, interviewing and general recruitment administration.
  • Onboarding new joiners leading up to and including their first day/week
  • HR administration such as contract of employment creation, payroll and absence management
  • Managing our maternity policy and supporting our colleagues who are currently on maternity leave.

The role will involve a comprehensive training and development programme encompassing internal and external training sessions to develop HR best practice, mentoring and direct support from the HR Director.

What we look for

Candidates must be ambitious, driven and enthusiastic, with an interest in pursuing a career in HR in a leading international business. Application requirements:

  • A degree essential at 2:1 or above. All specialisms considered.
  • Minimum 6-12 months experience either full time or part time
  • The most important bit is your talent, determination and drive, bring that with you and we can provide you with the tools to succeed.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Assertive and confident with a proactive approach to work.
  • Recent HR work related experience is desirable but not essential
  • Local to Greater Manchester.

What is in it for you?

We care about your progression

  • Access to comprehensive structured training and a personal development plan to help you grow and reach your goals.
  • Ongoing salary reviews with increasing levels of responsibility as you further your career.
  • Free External Training Courses from Recognised Providers.
  • Secondment and Travel Opportunities.
  • Employee Save As You Earn share save scheme.
  • Option of a salary sacrifice pension contribution of up to 10% in addition to your standard pension contribution.

We invest in our people

  • New £1.6M state of the art office in Oldham.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays after your first 12 months.
  • Wellness sessions.
  • 24-hour access to wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Helpline.
  • Private GP – 24/7 access to a doctor through video or phone consultation.
  • Community, Environmental and ESG committees, created to encourage positive change within the company and our wider community.
  • One full day paid to take part in charity work.
  • One of the North West’s Top 100 companies to work for.
  • High levels of employee satisfaction - Glassdoor rating of 4* and above.
  • Free minibus to and from the local tram stop.
  • Prayer room and prayer friendly working hours.
  • 3pm finishes on a Friday.
  • Company football team.

We celebrate in style

  • Annual Summer and Christmas parties paid for by the company.
  • £250 towards a wedding cake.
  • Complimentary team lunches.
  • Colleague of the Year awards.
  • Christmas Retail Vouchers.
  • £250 retail credit when you buy your first home.

The UP story

Beginning with a small spark of success in Oldham, we have grown to become a global success story. We’re the cogs in the retail machine, designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative branded products at the best prices to a mass market. Our brand portfolio includes Salter, Beldray and Progress. Each has a reputation for high quality and on trend design, and they’re faithful household names – some that even your grandparents love.

Since 1997, Ultimate Products has provided top-of-the-line kitchen and laundry products to consumers across 38 countries. We have since become a public limited company, achieving an annual turnover that surpasses £165 million each year. UP has strong business connections with Internationally renowned retailers such as Tesco, Asda, and Primark, and we are dedicated to giving back to the community that helped build us.

Our people are a key driver to our success, and we are proud of creating an environment that enables our colleagues to thrive both professionally and personally, which is why we recently invested £1.6M in a brand-new office at our Oldham headquarters. With thriving employee wellbeing and environmental committees, we are dedicated to empowering our people to have a voice and share their views.

We recognise how important it is to recharge, which is why we’ve also introduced complimentary yoga and boxing sessions this year, and most recently.