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Payroll Administration Apprenticeship BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

We are offering experienced Payroll Administrators the opportunity to complete the Level 3 Payroll qualification with us in a role where you can work flexibly at home and in the office.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary will be up to £26,000 depending on the successful candidate's previous experience.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Processing our weekly and monthly payroll including BACS and RTI.
  • Validating all payroll output, including data input by employees, the business and the wider HR Shared Services Team.
  • Manual calculations from gross to net pay, including NI and PAYE
  • Dealing with employee salary and payroll queries, interfaces from third-party suppliers as well as our internal time and attendance systems.
  • Being responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating payroll processes & payroll reporting.

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

  • Smart Training and Recruitment will support you to achieve a Level 3 Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship. This is delivered virtually and your training will be for approximately one day a week. Your Tutor Assessor will also visit you in the workplace.  
  • You will also complete Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths if no current concessions. 
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship apprentices may approach a range of Professional Bodies for recognition within the payroll sector. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This will be discussed with the successful candidate. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Good attention is essential


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

We are a leading international infrastructure group. We finance, develop, build and maintain the innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth. Our teams operate across the full infrastructure life cycle, combining world-class investment capability and leading construction and support services to deliver large, nationally critical complex infrastructure through to local and regional projects at the heart of local communities.




Q14, Quorum Business Park

Benton Lane

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 8BU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Payroll administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

You will be required to prove your GCSE history or sit assessments before being invited for an interview. Interviews will be online at first and you will be invited to the site if successful. The start date can be as soon as possible depending on your current notice period. The salary is based on experience so you may not be eligible for the full £26000 allocation.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Oct 2022