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Apprentice Payroll Coordinator PAYROLL SORTED LIMITED

Provide a strong supportive role to the Payroll Team in relation to the administration of the Payroll Inbox, tracker updates and email responses.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties & Responsibilities (this includes but is not limited to):

Admin Support to Payroll Team

  • Reminder emails to clients
  • Chaser emails to clients
  • Mailbox management

General Admin Support

  • Management of incoming and outgoing mail
  • Filing, Photocopying and scanning.
  • Maintaining a clean & Tidy office environment
  • Answering of Incoming Telephone / Message taking
  • Directors Mileage Log
  • Directors Expenses Log
  • Responsible for Stationary levels
  • Client & Staff Refreshments

Marketing Support

  • Leaflet & Letter processing / sending

Admin Support to Sales Team

  • Quotes
  • Terms of business
  • ID Checks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work with a high volume of emails, in a fast-paced environment and with short deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple projects and daily activities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Competent use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Personal qualities

  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Can do attitude and work ethic with a persistent and willingness to work as a team.
  • A flexible, adaptable and professional manner.

Desired qualifications

  • A-C/9-4 maths and English GCSE or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Permanent position for the right candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Parking is available.
  • Ideally candidates will hold a drivers licence and own vehicle due to location.
  • Bus stop within walking distance.

About the employer

Prior to setting up Payroll Sorted in 2010 (we were actually called Fineline Bookkeeping & Payroll Solutions back then….) I actually owned a recruitment business. Apart from trying to place people into new jobs, we also had a small temporary workforce that we were hiring out to businesses.
My first introduction to payroll was ensuring that the temp workers got paid each week. I knew nothing about PAYE, HMRC and all that stuff…..I just knew I had to get them paid every Friday and give them a payslip, how hard could it be? I asked my Accountant to take care of the Payroll for me, job done….I thought!

It was anything but straightforward, every Friday, like clockwork, around lunchtime the phone would start ringing. It was the temp workers with payroll issues, “my hours are wrong” or “my tax seems high”.  I would spend my Friday afternoons going back and forth with the Accountant, undertaking revisions and changes until everyone was happy, this was happening every week. In an effort to solve the headaches, I tried different payroll providers, but really struggled to find a cost effective, reliable and error free service.

So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I learnt how to process the payroll myself. I enrolled on a payroll course (ha, a 1 day course), bought the software and started running payroll myself. And guess what…the payroll started running smoothly, the weekly issues stopped – problem solved.

Then in 2009 came the ‘Credit Crunch’. Being a business that made its money placing people in jobs became tough when businesses weren’t looking to take new employees on and were making redundancies instead….I was struggling financially. I had bills and a mortgage to pay, I needed to find something else and quick. I kept on thinking and coming back to the same thought process, if I’d had issues with finding a Payroll provider, maybe other business owners had too? So seeing an opportunity, I decided to break away from recruitment.

I had a quick website built, flyers made and that was the start of what we are now. Since processing that first weekly payroll, we now work with over 800 clients. We took a bit of a strange route to entering this industry, but we have been on an epic ride ever since!!




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The LightBulb Limited


Andrea Gregory 07764 969337

  • The Lightbulb will deliver the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard.
  • To include 4 workshops delivered remotely via Zoom.
  • To include 20% off the job training.
  • In-house training will be given to support specifics of the role.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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