Payroll Administrator Apprentice QUATTRO PLANT LIMITED

The Apprentice Payroll Administrator is part of the finance team, with responsibility for supporting the Payroll Officer to effectively and efficiently process all company payrolls.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 8.30am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting with the processing of the weekly payroll from the wages schedules, ensuring data is correct
  • Assisting with ensuring payments for Guild Personnel are processed promptly extracting data from the wages schedules
  • Assisting with processing the monthly payroll within agreed deadlines
  • Assisting with processing mileage and expenses claims for salaried staff obtaining authorisation where necessary
  • Liaison with HR to ensure all personal information is integrated with QUEST payroll for accurate processing and to clarify any rate queries
  • Responsible for resolving discrepancies with the depot administrators/individual employees as and when directed by the Payroll Officer
  • Monitoring of clock-in and clock-out times of office-based personnel; identification of lateness and or insufficient hours worked to be reported to line managers.
  • Action any wage/salary deductions as directed by the Payroll Officer, in a timely manner
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Processing P60’s and P11D’s
  • Liaison with HR to ensure all absence and annual leave data is accurate and integrated for payroll processing
  • Liaison with HR to ensure all payroll changes have been implemented and integrated for payroll processing
  • Calculation of employees’ entitlement to SSP, SMP and SPP as directed by the Payroll Officer
  • Dealing with routine payroll queries from staff in conjunction with the Payroll Office
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Attend drugs and alcohol screening as determined to be appropriate by the business

The training you will be getting

This apprenticeship is delivered as a weekly day release, you will be required to attend college once a week. 

  • Level 3 Payroll Administrator Standard
  • Behaviour, Skills and Knowledge

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is an opportunity to secure a permanent position after sucessfully completing the apprenticeship.

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


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

Things to consider

This is an office based role, please check your commute before applying.

About the employer

Quattro Plant is the largest infrastructure specialist across Rail, Road and Construction in the UK. We operate across four trading divisions including Rail Plant Hire, Mobile Crane Hire, Environmental Road Sweepers and Transportation Vehicles.




Greenway Court Canning Road Stratford


E15 3ND

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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

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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