Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Payroll Administrator Apprentice Level 3 Home Group Developments Limited

You will work as part of our Payroll team to deliver a first class payroll, pension and benefits service for colleagues across Home Group. During the apprenticeship you will work across the team and gain experience in all aspects of the role. You will be provided with on the job training alongside studying for your qualification.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 25 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £173.00 - £334.00

  • Working week

    Full Time (37.5hpw)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our Payroll team delivers a first-class payroll, pension and benefits service for colleagues across Home Group. So, we’re an important team because we are responsible for making sure that our colleagues get paid accurately and on time!

In this role you’ll learn loads! Including all about and how to use our payroll systems, how we process all pay related changes for colleagues and some really important legislation around tax and national insurance.

You’ll report into our Payroll Manager, Helen, and be part of the wider team of four Payroll Specialists (Samantha, Ann, Anna and Sarah). Helen enjoys walking her two German Shepherds and we all love to talk on our Monday morning call about how we’ve been spent our lockdown weekends (usually a with walk and lots of TV!)

Your academic learning will be delivered by one of our specialist apprenticeship providers and you will receive support from an experienced tutor as well as from within your own team. You’ll be given time to attend all learning sessions and to complete your studies whilst having access to the learning materials and practical experience that will make a success of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You’re going to really impress us if you’re proactive, professional and committed to learn new skills in a professional business environment. At the moment (until lockdown is eased) we are all working from home, so you’ll also need to be motivated and a real self-starter. We’d also like you to be able to work with real accuracy (because nobody likes to be paid incorrectly!) and have good IT skills, with the ability to use Excel an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in an office environment and from home
  • Ability to manage workloads and meet deadlines
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Email)
  • Ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
  • Good level of customer service skills (friendly, polite, helpful)
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information, maintaining confidentiality
  • Motivated to gain new and improved skills as apprenticeship progresses
  • Prepared to work flexibly
  • Committed to implementing Anti-Discriminatory, Diversity and Equal Opportunities policies

It is really important that you have a big interest to work in a professional office environment and commitment to your personal and professional development.  But hey….this is an apprenticeship so just be willing to have a go, try new things and learn loads! 

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths at grade C/4 or above

Future prospects

Our apprenticeship programme is a combination of a nationally accredited professional qualification, a competitive salary as well as a fantastic range of benefits, will make a real difference to your life inside and outside of work.

You’ll also be offered coaching, enjoy a range of benefits which include high street discounts, tech schemes and health benefits such as gym discounts, and you’ll get a NUS Student Discount Card for even more savings. Click here and find out more.    

Our apprentices say, ‘So pleased I will be getting a NUS (student discount) card from my employer – another reason to say that Home Group is a great place to work.’

To top this off, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Apprentice Award Ceremony – will you be our next future Star?

Things to consider

18 months duration (with career progression opportunities available)

Full Time (37.5hpw)

Pay from £4.62 to £8.91 per hour depending on your age (plus you’ll achieve an accredited professional qualification - which we pay for and give you time to study towards – how awesome!)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

At Home Group, we’re building for the future. We’re building homes, independence and aspirations supported by our brilliant apprentices who are our next leaders, achievers and future industry thinkers. 

So, what’s so great about our apprenticeships? Well, your wage will be higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage, so start planning what to spend that extra cash on! You’ll be employed for an 18-month period to get stacks of experience and launch your career and if you work hard and do well there’s a great chance that you’ll go on to enjoy a permanent role within Home Group.  The good news is that the majority of our apprentices do stay with us. So, this really could be the start of a brilliant and rewarding career!

Some of our apprentices say "Working at Home Group enables me to earn while I learn and without university debt” and "I would happily tell anyone thinking of becoming an apprentice that it provides a worthwhile qualification and experience that could lead to a very good career".


Home Group Developments Limited



Gosforth Park Way, Salters Lane

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 8ET

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Mbkb Ltd


Nicki Bevan +447494596865

Payroll Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, topics covered include:

  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Payroll Core
  • Pensions
  • Technical Payroll
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Systems and Processes
  • Planning and Prioritization
  • Analysis skills
  • Using Systems and Processes
  • Producing Quality and Accurate Information and Reports
  • Team Working / Collaboration

Apprenticeship standard

Payroll administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.