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Looking for Payroll Work Experience?

We currently have opportunities on our Payroll Work Experience Programme for suitable students or post-grads looking for payroll work experience in our Manchester Payroll Bureau.

The Payroll Work Experience Programme comes with a competitive salary plus all registration, course and exam fees.  You will have 4 weeks (20 days) holidays per year and 2 study days plus bank holiday entitlements.

Achieving a recognised accreditation with the Foundation Degree in Payroll Management, coupled with 3 years’ experience in a busy multi-payroll environment will enhance your career prospects in Payroll, finance or other related fields such as International Payroll, Pension Administration, Reward Management, etc.

Working for Paycheck Plus

Working in our Payroll Bureau in the heart of Manchester city centre, you will gain payroll work experience by joining our payroll service team in providing an outsourced payroll service to all major UK cities and territories, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, Sunderland and many more.

The team environment in Paycheck Plus is outstanding. It is like nothing you have ever seen before. Everyone just wants to help even if it is to just listen and offer advice. You are never on your own.  Not only that but wellness and mindfulness is top priority.  We are encouraged to talk. The door is always open and if we ever need anything I know that not only are the team there but Anne and Bróna are too.

When I finish the graduate programme I hope to stay on with Paycheck Plus and continue to learn and grow in what I believe is a great place to work. My vision is to be up there with the best and I believe that I am in the right place to do that. At Paycheck Plus you can learn a lot. All you need is an amazing attitude and a will to learn and grow.”

Samantha DalyWork Experience Programme Intern

The Work Experience Programme

  • Payroll Internship - Stage 1

    Starting in our “Lite” Department, you’ll gain an understanding of the basics of payroll, employment law and receive practical guidance on processing payroll on software applications.

    Together with your dedicated mentor, you will be able to apply your learning in a practical way working alongside our qualified and experienced payroll technicians in the Lite Team.

    The practical training on our in-house software will include learning how to setup an employer and employees and enter basic payroll details to arrive at gross pay.  You will have the opportunity to import employee tax certificates, upload revenue returns and submit details of starters and leavers.

    Within weeks you will be producing and distributing payslips as you learn the fundamental calculations of the various additions and deductions that produce a net pay figure.

    You will also gain experience of client relationships management, work flow processes, data protection including the new GDPR requirements and actively participate in the day to day running of a busy office environment.

  • Payroll Internship - Stage 2

    Following the successful completion of an exam, we will sponsor your student registration, college and exam fees to attend the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) classes. Delivered through blended learning, this university-accredited payroll qualification comprises modules delivered face to face at specified locations in Manchester and tutorials which will be provided either face to face or online.

    Over the course of the year, you will begin to combine on-the-job experience with an academic understanding of payroll and pensions, pay and benefits, effective team management principles (including conflict resolution and communication methods) deductions and absence processing.

    Upon successful completion of the exams you will be awarded the CIPP’s Practitioner Certificate in Payroll.

    At the same time, you will gain confidence in applying the academic learning from your course to the practical payroll processing environment as you progress to working with our Payroll Specialist Team who look after our Managed Payroll Service.  You will have training and experience on the workings of other payroll software solutions for different company and sector types. You will also gain experience in some project management, financial reporting, analytics and other business management skills.

  • Payroll Internship - Stage 3

    As you enter your second year with your Practitioner Certificate in Payroll qualification successfully completed, you will receive sponsorship for the Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Payroll course which includes registration, course fees and exam fees.

    In stage three you will progress onto more advanced payroll principles such as termination payments, employment status and over-payment recovery. As part of the training for your Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Payroll you will explore employment law, audit controls, contractual obligations and the theoretical aspects of effective first-line management.

    This part of the program will be of particular interest to anyone considering a future leadership role within the payroll industry. Completion of the academic curriculum will endow you with the knowledge, skills and attributes required of a payroll supervisor as you study topics such as: leadership and management theory, effective and efficient administration techniques, employment law (including the contractual aspects of payroll administration), compliance, data security, risk management and advanced payroll processing.

  • Payroll Internship - Stage 4

    The final year of the Work Experience Programme focuses on building your knowledge and skills to a payroll operational management level. Here you will continue your professional development with first-hand experience working with more complex payrolls combined with an academic syllabus which covers: benefits-in-kind, project management, marketing of payroll services, personal development planning and budgeting.

    In your college work, you will be requested to complete a Work-Based Project which will involve solving live work-based problems and recommend improvements, as well as formulating personal development plans in conjunction with business needs. You will learn the role and responsibilities of operational management, develop an understanding of customers and clients and improve your understanding of taxable and non-taxable benefits in kind.

    Stage Four will culminate in the awarding of a Foundation Degree in Payroll Management and will open up the possibility of possibilities of further study or joining our highly valued team of Payroll Consultants.

Interested in Our Payroll Work Experience Programme?

Download our Work Experience Programme Prospectus today and discover how you can begin your career in the Outsourced Payroll Service Industry.

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Work Experience Programme Testimonials

“I could talk all day about what a fantastic company Paycheck Plus is. The Paycheck Plus graduate program has given me a fantastic foundation and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in pursuing a career in payroll.

I love working for Paycheck Plus because it is based on the employees and the development of the employees. I have found a job where I feel like I have a family that’s determined to help me grow not just as a worker but as a person! I`ve found a job that I feel like I could be part of forever!”

Aine CrawleyPayroll Intern

I love how fast paced the job can be. You are never bored which is something I hated in previous jobs. There is always something to do and learn. The experience and confidence I gained and continue to gain is something I will forever be grateful for.

Every single day you learn so many new things. In Paycheck Plus you never feel alone if you are stuck or have a query on anything. Someone is always there to answer your questions and help you. I love how the company places great emphasis on team support and constant learning. The team support is amazing.

Eimear SullivanPayroll Intern

Joining the Paycheck Plus Graduate Programme has given me the opportunity to start my journey as a Payroll Operator with the best possible support, training and guidance. Combining on the job training from the award winning payroll team with the recognised industry standard qualification has given me the chance to develop as a business professional and as a person.

The close knit, friendly team has given me immense support in a fast paced work environment. Hard work and ambition is both encouraged and rewarded by all levels of the company and the opportunity for learning more about any aspect of the business is an invaluable experience. I look forward to finishing the programme and furthering my career with Paycheck Plus.

Conor KavanaghPayroll Intern

I am gaining a top-class payroll qualification and gaining invaluable on the job training from processing payrolls, dealing with clients, liaising with Revenue amongst many other tasks. We are allocated study time each week where myself and the other graduates can come together and discuss the current topics from our studies and bounce ideas off each other. All this is facilitated and encouraged by everyone at Paycheck Plus.

I hope to complete the Diploma in Payroll Management and after that I hope to continue a long successful career with Paycheck Plus.”

Conor BellewPayroll Intern

“The team environment in Paycheck Plus is outstanding. It is like nothing you have ever seen before. Everyone just wants to help even if it is to just listen and offer advice. You are never on your own.  Not only that but wellness and mindfulness is top priority.  We are encouraged to talk. The door is always open and if we ever need anything I know that not only are the team there but Anne and Bróna are too.

When I finish the graduate programme I hope to stay on with Paycheck Plus and continue to learn and grow in what I believe is a great place to work. My vision is to be up there with the best and I believe that I am in the right place to do that. At Paycheck Plus you can learn a lot. All you need is an amazing attitude and a will to learn and grow.”

Samantha DalyPayroll Intern

I am gaining a top-class payroll qualification and gaining invaluable on-the-job training from processing payrolls, dealing with clients, liaising with Revenue amongst many other tasks. We are allocated study time each week where myself and the other graduates can come together and discuss the current topics from our studies and bounce ideas off each other. All this is facilitated and encouraged by everyone at Paycheck Plus.

I hope to complete the Diploma in Payroll Management and after that I hope to continue a long successful career with Paycheck Plus.”

Conor BellewPayroll Intern