Payroll Administrator Apprentice NEW RED PLANET LIMITED

New Red Planet is a payroll and accountancy company based near Alderley Edge, Cheshire. The business requires an ambitious, conscientious individual who is keen to part of a company which intends to grow significantly in the next 1-3 years. Duties include supporting the payroll team with weekly scheduling and payroll processing, working closely with and become a valued member of the payroll team and developing knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation and processes.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Reviewed at the 1 year anniversary.

  • Working week

    9:00am-17:30pm Mon-Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Apprenticeship training and qualifications
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation and processes
  • Supporting the payroll team with weekly scheduling and payroll processing
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Excel
  • Work closely with and become a valued member of the payroll team
  • Open contractor accounts by recording initial starter information including personal and bank details
  • Use Excel to manipulate weekly and monthly schedules received from Agencies 
  • Understand and follow NRP’s payroll policies and processes
  • Commitment to high quality and attention to detail

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Payroll Administration Apprenticeship Qualification 
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

New Red Planet is based at Alderley Park. There is a public bus service from Macclesfield and Wilmslow (130). If you have access to a car, Alderley Park is easily accessible from the Macclesfield, Cheshire & Stockport areas, with parking facilities being available on site.

About the employer

New Red Planet is a payroll and accountancy company with a focus on great customer service At NRP, our main aim is to support contractors and clients in providing an excellent service while ensuring compliance and quality is maintained throughout our delivery. By providing unrivalled support and guidance, both contractors and clients are able to focus on their day-to-day business, allowing New Red Planet to deliver in their area of expertise – payroll and accountancy services.







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Training provider



Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Payroll administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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