Payroll Services

Payroll Apprentice

Full Time

Considering an apprenticeship programme at Dains Accountants! Dains is recruiting a team of apprentices to join our successful and expanding Payroll team, based at our Lichfield office.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship programme allows you to learn while you earn. The programme is designed for you to gain real work experience whilst studying for your chosen qualification.

What qualification will I study towards?

You will be working towards your level 3 in Payroll Administration.

Who are Dains Accountants?

Dains is a firm of chartered accountants & business advisers, who form part of the Dains group of companies.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment, along with hybrid and smart working options and generous benefits. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.

What is payroll and the future career options?

In the UK, 32 million people go to work and they all need to be paid.  A payroll professional ensures that employees receive that pay.  As a payroll apprentice, you’ll learn why pay is subject to income tax, national insurance and other deductions, and you’ll learn exactly how to calculate this.  You’ll learn how employment and tax law influence the amount of pay people receive. 

Working with your own portfolio of clients, you’ll deliver the payroll using a payroll system, learning to maximise the capability of the technology to deliver exceptional and compliant services to the businesses you support.  You’ll work directly with His Majesty’s Revenue and customs, ensuring the correct deductions are made and paid over for each of your clients.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll work with experienced payroll professionals who will develop your skills in customer service, managing difficult conversations, organisation and problem-solving.

A payroll career can lead to opportunities in people management, software development, business consultancy, and even sales and business development.  Does this sound like a career for you?

If you’d like to learn more about a career in payroll, take a look at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals website to get an insight.


  • English and Maths qualifications at GCSE level (or equivalent)

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • A positive, proactive and willing attitude

  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail

  • A flexible approach to working

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryPayroll, Taxation
Benefit 1Fully funded apprenticeship
Benefit 225 days annual leave increasing to 30 days for long service (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 3Holiday trading
Benefit 4Cycle to work scheme
Benefit 5Greener car scheme
Benefit 6Paid professional subscriptions
Benefit 7Regular performance reviews and training opportunities
Benefit 8Personal development and career plans
Benefit 9Reward & Recognition scheme
Benefit 10Smart/Flexible/Hybrid working hours
Benefit 11Paid Volunteer days
Benefit 12Referral schemes
Benefit 13Wellbeing refreshments

How to Apply

If you have any problems submitting your application using the form below then please send your application to Nicola Jones (remembering to quote the job you are applying for).

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Application Process

Step 1

Please complete the application submission form at the end of the job spec or send your full CV to Nicola Jones.

Step 2

If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted, and a telephone screening interview will be scheduled.

Step 3

Following a successful telephone screening interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

You will be notified of the outcome of your interview and provided with feedback.