Payroll Accounts Administrator Apprenticeship BAKKAVOR GROUP PLC

Our Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship provides a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real job, alongside supportive training and mentoring from a professional team. If you have a passion for numbers and want to see how Payroll operates in one of the fastest growing sectors of the food industry, then this is the place for you!

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

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    There is a pay rise to £18,000 at the start of Year 2

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To be successful on the programme you will be self-motivated, have strong numerical and communication skills as well as having the drive to succeed. This role requires you to be well organised and to be able to manage deadlines.

In this role, you will:

  • Handle payroll queries from employees and other stakeholders.
  • Perform accurate and timely completion of routine payroll calculations and other information and be able to perform these calculations manually when required
  • Keep up to date with key changes impacting payroll including legislation, guidance and payroll software
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be able to deliver accurate outputs to tight timescales such as weekly and monthly payroll outputs

A commitment to learning is essential as is the ability to think on your feet and use your initiative.

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

You will complete a Level 3 Payroll Administrator standard with one of our approved training providers. This will be complimented by internal training delivered by your site as well as team building and soft skills training that you will undertake with other apprentices from the business.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets that we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us
  • Future career aspirations could be payroll officer, assistant bookkeeper, payroll manager to name a few.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English and Maths (Grade 9 – 4 or A*- C) Essential

About the employer

We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.




West Marsh Road

PE11 2BB


Donna Finney

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Payroll administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Jun 2023