Modern Apprenticeship


What's Payroll like?

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.   

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship, but it's useful to have strong skills in literacy and/or numeracy.

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 or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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