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Payroll/Administration Apprentice CPT

This is a great job for those who like to undertake a variety of tasks and can multi-task with ease. As a Payroll/Administration assistant you’ll be expected to turn your hand to various jobs whilst maintaining a professional attitude at all times. So, if you're an organised individual, this is the perfect job for you.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 to Friday 9am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    13 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·         Communicating over the telephone with clients and colleagues

·         Processing weekly/monthly payroll using Sage 50

·         Use excellent customer service continuously

·         Marketing Payroll Services project

·         Organise and report data

·         Invoicing

·         Use of in-house computer systems

·         Book-keeping

·         Spread Sheets

·         Use a diary system

·         Sending and receiving emails

·         Postal duties

·         Filing and maintaining internal documents

·         Store and retrieve information

·         Scanning documents

·         Archiving documents

·         Ad hoc reception duties, meeting and greeting visitors


·         Ability to make efficient use of resources

·         Excellent people skills to be able to adapt to all levels and age groups

·         High level of motivation

·         Be able to use own initiative

·         Attention to detail

·         Excellent communication skills & telephone manner

·         Ability to multi-task

·         Basic Numeracy and Literacy skills

·         Sound knowledge of Microsoft, Excel packages & Social Media Platforms

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·         Punctual

·         Smart appearance

·         Efficient

·         Ambitious individual, who is driven to achieve successful results


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Accounts and Finance Assistant Level 2

Location: Darlington

Full Time working 5 days week including 1 day release for study at Darlington College



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full training will be given.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship potential opportunity maybe available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Smart Appearance, Ability to multitask


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent any relevant subject (Grade A* - C) Desired

About the employer

CPT Chartered Certified Accountants was established in 1995 and today, we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike. We have many clients in the local community and service businesses, small and large, across many sectors including; the construction industry, social clubs, charities, the professions, manufacturers and retailers. As well as as general accountancy, audit and tax skills, our team members also have individual specialist skills. With our wealth of experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, whatever their size or sector. In addition to traditional auditing, accounting and tax services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you achieve your goals. The firm is run by two partners, each of them with over twenty years experience in the accountancy profession.







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Training provider



Paul Clark

Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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