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Payroll Administrator Apprentice

  • Negotiable
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent
  • Internal

Highly motivated Payroll Administrator Apprentice required to join the Payroll team of a market-leading professional services recruitment firm.

Sellick Partnership is a well-established leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across seven offices nationwide. Our core business values are Passionate, Respected and Engaging, and these have a significant impact on the way we work both internally and externally. "Shining a light on the future of our people" is our vision.

Our head office in Manchester currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Payroll Administrator Apprentice within our contractor payroll team, working on a full time basis in order to pay 1400+ workers each week.

Reporting to our Head of Finance, you will take on a variety of responsibilities whilst working alongside a strong team who will provide superb on the job training on our internal payroll system. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a role working in a fast paced, constantly evolving sector.

Key responsibilities of the Payroll Administrator Apprentice

This role presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to begin a career in payroll. The successful candidate will be joining a great team who provide exceptional accounts and payroll support to our growing specialist professional services recruitment business.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Importing timesheet and spreadsheet data into the payroll system
  • Entering timesheets onto our internal payroll system
  • Processing contractor invoices, holiday pay and candidate advance payments
  • Processing accurate and timely payroll on a weekly basis
  • Dealing with contractor payroll queries and working closely with our recruitment consultants to deliver a high standard of customer service
  • Setting up new starters and ensuring their right to work compliance
  • Submitting contractor payment and compliance reports to the company

Due to the nature of this role, the successful Payroll Administrator Apprentice will have an intermediate level in Microsoft Excel as a minimum and an excellent phone manner. The role requires a switched-on individual who is self-motivated and highly organised. Attention to detail, a high level of accuracy, fantastic customer service and communication skills are very important to be a success in this role.

Why Sellick Partnership?

We are officially a Great Place to Work®, with an award for Wellness and Investor in People Gold - the secret to our success is the people that we employ. We offer an unrivalled training and development programme ensuring you have the support, experience and skill set to achieve your goals - creating a platform to make a difference by providing a tailored and compassionate approach to recruitment.


  • Hybrid and flexible working - including the opportunity to use office space as much as you want, to reduce household
  • Tailored mentoring and coaching from experienced leadership team, with access to our unrivalled internal training programme, to help you reach full potential
  • Quarterly reward scheme for exceptional performance, and prizes for smaller wins from our wheel of success
  • 33 days holiday (Including bank holidays) plus up to 5 length of service additional days
  • Extra 2 days leave for a marriage or civil partnership
  • Birthday lie-ins / early finishes
  • Medicash company health plan including Extras (e.g. gym, holiday and shopping discounts)
  • Three 5* staff events a year including annual team building trip away!
  • Early finish Fridays and bank holidays
  • Wellness weekdays with extended lunch hours
  • Free food/drink in all offices (Fresh fruit, cereal, breakfast, snack bars, all the diet coke you can drink and more)
  • Access to on-site, trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • First Friday team drinks (first Friday of each month)
  • Access to a confidential financial advisor for all employees
  • Interest-free loans available
  • Bike 2 Work scheme
  • Paid time off for charitable commitments

If you are interested in this Payroll Administrator Apprentice role, please contact Internal Talent Coordinator Ella Mason at Sellick Partnership.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

Ella Mason Internal Talent Co-ordinator

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