A rare opportunity to work across two areas of the business covering a variety of people related tasks and communications as well as seeing the process through to the end - processing wages. Champneys is a prestigious brand, family run and incredibly versatile for someone looking to start their career.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Group wide we employ in excess of 70 apprentices and have a proven track record of success in creating long lasting and rewarding careers.

    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, typically 0830 - 1700 or 0900 - 1730

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Supporting colleagues with general enquires and supporting both the HR Director and Group Employee Accounting Manager with specific projects. People related points such as maternity, paternity and staff accommodation. From a people perspective this will entail writing to colleagues, understanding requirements and then also processing from a payroll perspective. This is an exciting time to join as we have recently implemented a new HR & Payroll System. 

The training you will be getting

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, (21 months including endpoint assessment) topics covered include –

  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Payroll Core
  • Pensions
  • Technical Payroll
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Systems and Processes
  • Planning and Prioritization
  • Analysis skills
  • Using Systems and Processes
  • Producing Quality and Accurate Information and Reports

You may need to complete level 2 Maths and English Functional skills (if you cannot evidence prior grades)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

People & Culture Partner / Payroll Expert. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

There’s no better way to unwind, recharge, revitalise or spend cherished time with loved ones than at a luxury spa. At Champneys, we’ve got two types of spa location that cater for every preference and activity you enjoy: spa resorts and spa hotels. Here, we’ll explain the difference between our spa resorts and spa hotels, showcase the six Champneys locations across the UK, and highlight what you can look forward to on your next visit.




Champneys Tring, Chesham Road, Wigginton, Hertfordshire

HP23 6HY

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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


Nicki Bevan

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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