Apprentice Payroll Assistant Level 3 Central Computer Management Limited (LivePay)

Are you looking to kickstart your finance career working in payroll for a business that cares about its employees progression? Do you possess a flair for mathematics and keen eye for detail? If this is you, read on... as this business based in Mansfield is looking for a payroll apprentice to join their growing team!

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Joining our bureau team The payroll administrator will be the main entry point to the business and where experience is built during the apprenticeship will have the possibility of progressing within
the bureau team or graduating into one of the other more specialist teams.

  • The bureau team is responsible for the day-to-day processing of payrolls for our customers
  • Most of our payrolls collect data through an internet portal and this is then checked and processed by the team
  • Some customers provide data on spreadsheets and a few by other means and it all needs to be entered into the system so that tax/ National Insurance etc. can be calculated, payslips produced and payments to employees made
  • The apprentice will report to the bureau manager and be increasingly involved in all aspects of the payroll processing, including printing and pressure sealing paper payslips, burning CD’s and entering data

The training you will be getting

The Payroll Administrator standardlevel 3 is delivered in two elements; the CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) knowledge units and work-based projects designed by the provider, to meet employer needs.

The knowledge units outlined below are delivered via the CIPP online learning platform:

  • National Insurance
  • PAYE
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Statutory Parental Leave
  • Statutory Deductions

You will complete a knowledge check at the end of each unit, which will test your skills.

The projects issued by the provider are as follows:

  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Payroll (Core)
  • Payroll (Pensions for payroll)
  • Payroll (Technical)
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Systems and Processes

The last three months of the qualification will entail completing the following as part of the EndPoint Assessment:

  • Multiple-Choice
  • Role Simulation
  • Professional Discussion

Training location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The opportunity to progress into a full-time payroll role upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • The potential to progress onto a degree in payroll and/or finance upon completion of Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


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

Things to consider

- FREE Onsite car parking - Small close-knit team with a fantastic working environment - A business with a proven track record of evolving individuals and supporting apprentices - A business which provides external payroll support in the form of a business coach and mentor

About the employer

With over 40 years of experience within the payroll services sector and a very diverse client base, LivePay are the perfect company to manage your business payroll. Having been given the award of ‘Outsource Provider of the Year’ two years running, we pride ourselves on the personal service we deliver to all our clients. We are very enthusiastic to continue to work with new businesses, providing them with the high standard of services and dedication that is expected of LivePay. Your personal payroll service team are on hand to support your business from Monday to Friday, 8:30am until 5:30pm. Not only do we provide a tried, tested and trusted service, but we also offer great support to our clients, answering any questions that they may have in a quick and professional manner.


Central Computer Management Limited (LivePay)





NG18 5BY

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Jacqui Norris-Golding

Apprenticeship standard

Payroll administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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