There aren’t very may places where you are invited to “learn on the job”. Most careers have a well established route to success. It begins with school GCSEs, perhaps A levels and a subsequent College or University course. One perfect career allowing you to take up an “Apprenticeship” and learn as you go along is payroll services.
If it’s self-worth you’re after, working as part of a lively, office based Payroll department is up there with the manufacturing of products. Let’s face it; no one will work without remuneration. To be able to pay, answer queries and solve payroll problems for the employees of your company will make you an integral part of its structure.
To learn and EARN “on the job” as an Apprentice in a Payroll department is a great opportunity. Your apprenticeship will prepare you for gaining the essential qualifications that will enable you to gain permanent employment in this sector. You will learn how to answer Payroll queries, how to calculate gross and net pay and keep accurate employee records.
The Government have recently expanded the offer of Apprenticeships in the UK, believing it to be good for the economy. The aim is to offer every young person in the UK who is suitably qualified an Apprenticeship of some kind, by the year 2013. It’s a win-win situation for the business owner and the apprentice. The business will save money in salaries; the apprentice will learn a lot and also form a bond with the employer which may lead to a permanent position.