Guidance

Payroll apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the payroll sector.

Large companies employ lots of employees. It’s up to the payroll team to make sure that everyone in the company gets the right amount of money, at the right time.

Training opportunities

Payroll clerks are responsible for figuring out how much employees should get paid by adding up all their overtime, deducting enough to cover tax and national insurance payments, and taking into account things like holiday, sick pay and expenses.

Level 2 focuses on topics including calculating gross and net pay and how to maintain accurate employee records.

Level 3 builds on what has been learned on level 2, introducing more complex payroll tasks – including year end procedures. It also helps you develop effective payroll management skills.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of payroll apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • payroll assistant
  • payroll clerk
  • payroll administrator

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • payroll supervisor
  • assistant payroll manager
  • payroll team leader

Apply for a payroll apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education