Payroll Administrator Apprentice Pocknells

Looking for a job that doesn't feel like work? Look no further! We're a fun-loving ICAEW firm of accountants seeking an apprentice to join our Payroll team. We work hard but we also know how to have a good time. By the end you will be a payroll extraordinaire for opportunities to continue to study Payroll assistant manager (level 5).

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £12,500 - £13,500 depending on any experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, shifts.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Helping the payroll team to manage end-to-end payroll for clients, by

  • Processing weekly and monthly payroll from wage schedules
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Processing P60’s and P11D
  • Assisting with CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) returns
  • Using electronic payroll software

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

  • Progression possible to higher levels of CIPP qualifications

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, 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

We are Chartered Accountants based in Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers in Essex. We have clients all over Essex, London and further afield. We are proud of our established reputation for excellence and our ethos is based on providing first-class advice to our clients in Accounts, Taxation, Payroll and Support Services. Many of our clients see us as business advisors and we are actively involved in helping their businesses to grow. Pocknells’ greatest asset is its team. We are privileged to employ an ever-increasing team of highly intelligent, professional, approachable and ambitious individuals. We are now looking to recruit an Assistant Payroll Apprentice to join our team and grow and develop on to further learning and career opportunities within the organisation."




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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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