Payroll Administration Apprentice, Mansfield Central Computer Management

We are inviting enthusiastic individuals who are committed to learning new skills in Payroll. The vacancy is for an Apprenticeship Payroll Assistant who will be part of our bureau team. The Payroll Administrator role is the main entry point to the business.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Mon-Friday 8.30 am – 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The vacancy is for an Apprenticeship Payroll Assistant who will be part of our bureau team. We have three main parts to the business projects, support and bureau. The Payroll Administrator role is the main entry point to the business where experience is built with the eventual possibility of graduating into one of the other more specialist teams.

The bureau team is responsible for the day to day processing of payrolls. Many of our payrolls collect data through an internet portal and this is then checked and processed Some customers provide data on spreadsheets and a few by other means and it all needs to be entered into the system so that tax/National Insurance can be calculated, payslips produced and payments to employees made. Reporting to the bureau supervisor the candidate will be increasingly involved in all aspects of the payroll processing, including printing and pressure sealing paper payslips, burning CD’s and entering data.

  • Dealing with client data
  • Data entry onto spreadsheets
  • Producing payslips, printing and burning CD’s
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

You will be mentored by senior members of the team to learn internal systems and procedures. You will be working towards a Business Administration Standard at Level 3 and have good opportunities to learn all aspects of business.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and work to targets
  • Smart professional appearance
  • Self-motivated & reliable
  • To work on own initiative
  • Be able to follow guidelines and instruction
  • Experience in working in an office environment
  • Experience in administration/word processing/spreadsheets

Personal qualities

  • Good literacy skills
  • IT skills, knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbally
  • Time management skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Organisational skills, ability to work to deadlines

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or 9-4 (new grades) equivalent are essential, specifically English

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Vision Business are working in partnership with Central Computer Management Ltd (CCM). CCM uses the latest technology to provide high quality payroll services to companies all over the UK. We have been established for over 35 years and have a wide variety of customers from household names employing several thousand people to small companies with only a few staff. We are different to most of our competitors in that we not only provide payroll services but also own and develop the software systems used for the service. This gives us unique flexibility to respond to individual customer needs and allows us to have a very different approach. Key to our success are our staff, most of whom started at a junior level and have developed their skills with us and most have been sponsored by us to gain degree equivalent qualifications. Our goal is to make payroll as simple as possible for our customers, and do this by employing enthusiastic people using the best of the latest internet technology. For more details please take a look at our website


Central Computer Management


Sovereign House

Lower Oakham Way


NG18 5BY

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Training provider

  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Shannon Wilson 01623627191

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017