Payroll Careers – Payroll Apprentice Opportunity

Are you the type of person who loves being super organised, has tick lists and enjoys colour coding their work? Do you like advising people and passing on your knowledge? Do you want a role that is super important, dealing with the government, business owners and employees?

Look no further… you could be our next Payroll Apprentice

As a payroll apprentice you will be an important part of our team. Over time we will teach you all the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are essential to help you develop into a fabulous payroll technician and onwards and upwards to hopefully reach Chartered Payroll Professional status!

As a Payroll Technician you’ll ensure thousands of employees are paid their wages, their pensions are calculated, taxes are collected for the government and appropriate advice is provided to business owners.  It’s a very responsible role and an incredibly interesting and rewarding career path.

What is a payroll apprentice?

Payrollers are experts at ensuring employees are paid correctly according to legislation and their contracts of employment. Watch this short video to find out more:

How will I learn at Cox & Co?

This is an entry level position and is well suited to a school/college leaver or anyone who wishes to start their career and continue studying through the Level 3 and 5 Payroll Apprenticeship pathway.  

You’ll be mentored from the outset, attend regular apprenticeship training with an external Apprenticeship Training Provider (online), attend workshops and courses and of course daily on the job training to solidify your knowledge and gain real-life experience.

Some aspects of your role at the start will be:

  • Payroll scheduling and task management
  • ePayslip management and customer support
  • IT helpdesk and IT infrastructure support
  • Basic payroll processing
  • ePayroll distribution
  • Spreadsheet development and implementation
  • Telephone customer helpdesk
  • Basic pension processing

Upon successful completion of your first year, you will be eligible to join the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals as an Associate Member (ACIPP) and with the right potential continue with your studies to become a Chartered Payroll Professional.

This is a full-time permanent position:  Hours 37.5 hours per week     8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Tracy Jerram, Commercial Director interview with Leicestershire County Council explaining the value Payroll Apprentices bring to Cox & Co.

What’s it like being an Apprentice at Cox & Co?

Operations Apprentice, Daniel Bishop explains how his skills learned during Game Development at Post 16 college has helped him succeed in his new role at Cox & Co. Plus how he went on to win ‘Payroll Student of the Year 2023’ with the Global Payroll Association.

Apprenticeships are one of the best ways to build a life long career.

Daniel Bishop, Operations Technician

Emily Cocking, Payroll Technician at Cox & Co. explains how her apprenticeship has progressed since joining at the age of 17.

View ‘Being a Payroll Apprentice’ with Emily Cocking

Emily Cocking ACIPP, Payroll Administrator was selected from the UK payroll apprentices to be the face CIPP’s of #BePayroll campaign.

Watch Emily Cocking’s interview here explaining why embarking on a career as a payroll professional met her aspirations.

Interested? Apply now for a summer start!

To apply, send us an email or letter explaining why you are interested in this particular role. You could perhaps tell us what you’ve found out regarding PAYE or ePayslips? And, of course why you’re interested in an apprenticeship.

If you would like a chat about the position or training do give Tracy Jerram a call on 0117 9323444 or email

Applications are no longer being taken for this post. Position is closed.