Do you have a knack for numbers? Are you interested in shaping Scotland’s financial future? Study for a payroll apprenticeship and join a sector that’s committed to improving the way money is processed for employees in Scottish businesses.
The apprenticeship is geared towards anyone who is looking to increase their technical knowledge. Develop your understanding of auto-enrolment legislation and HMRC policies. Learn how to carry out insurance payments, tax deductions and calculate overtime payments. Discover how to use effective administration techniques and contribute to a busy office environment.
Scotland’s payroll sector has a variety of jobs to choose from. Work as a payroll advisor and ensure employees get paid on time. Become a financial consultant and develop cost-effective strategies for different businesses. Apply your specialist skills as a data administrator and help to organise important company statistics.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in payroll administration at SCQF Level 6.
Your qualification includes:
CBQ Certificate in Payroll at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Determine gross pay
Carry out the termination of employment
Manage period end processing
Carry out statutory and non-statutory reporting of payroll data
Perform computerised payroll administration
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as data administration and human resources.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue your studies with a technical apprenticeship in paralegal practice or go into full-time work.
Further education: Increase your legal knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in law. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in law.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the paralegal industry. There are several jobs listed below:
Personal injury solicitor
Civil litigation solicitor
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. But it is beneficial to have an interest in the law and a desire to improve your legal awareness.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.