Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship HARVEY NASH PLC

The Payroll Administrator will be responsible for working closely with the Payroll Manager for the UKI ensuring employees are paid accurately and on time and processing of the salaries and benefits for all employees within the Harvey Nash organisation, in compliance with all relevant tax regulations and requirements.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension Scheme, Death in Service, Financial Advice, Purchase additional annual leave, Birthday Day off, Volunteering Day off, hybrid working, summer and winter hours, benefits hub, discounted gym membership, EAP, private medical insurance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, shifts

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist with the day-to-day administration of the UK, Irish & Australian staff payrolls.
  • This will include assisting with the on and off boarding process for employees within the organisation.
  • Work closely with the HR team to capture and process all contractual amendments with a given payroll period.
  • Assist the Management Accountancy team with the calculation of variable earnings, e.g., sales commission.
  • Compiling payroll data and producing payroll reports in line with business requirements. 
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly payment runs to ensure that all staff are compensated accurately and on time.
  • Support with all payroll questions and queries.
  • To ensure that all statutory returns are prepared and remitted on time. 
  • Support with the preparation of all month end journals & reconciliations.
  • To ensure all benefits are applied correctly, including pension and healthcare insurance provision.
  • To assist with the staff business expense claims and remuneration.
  • General ad-hoc projects and reporting. 

The training you will be getting

Payroll administrator Level 3.

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 Prioritisation
    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

Full-time role and progression within our teams here at Harvey Nash.

There are various different route you can take, if that’s up the finance career ladder or we understand that passions and career ambitions can change, and we are huge supports of internal mobility should you be interested in another department!

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, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

This role requires a high level of attention to detail, excellent organisational skills, and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. You will gain hands on practical experience in a busy market leading global recruitment business!

About the employer

"We’re Harvey Nash, and we build amazing technology and digital teams. From senior appointments through to recruitment and project solutions, we are experts in the tech recruitment sector. We’re deeply connected with our clients and the diverse community we serve, and made up of passionate people who care about changing lives and helping our clients be successful. Harvey Nash is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of talent and technology solutions. With over 30 years of expertise and a global presence, where we unlock exciting career opportunities. Join the business changing the face of recruitment. Our culture is what sets us apart; here at Harvey Nash we give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style."




2640 Kings Court, The Crescent, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham

B37 7YN

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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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