Apprentice HR and Payroll REF: CVP 762

Company overview

Knowsley Council is recruiting an apprentice who will gain experience of working across two functions such as Human Resources and Payroll by undertaking fundamental HR and payroll administration.

The experience and training provided can be tailored to suit the successful applicant's level of experience and aptitude.

Key responsbilities for the role

  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English

Key skills to be successful in your application

Closing date: Friday 1 November 2019
Location: Huyton
Contracted hours: 36 hours per week, fixed-term 2-year contract
Hourly rate of pay: Apprentice/Real Living Wage £9.25 per hour

How to apply:

Before applying, take a look at the HR and Payroll Apprentice Job Pack.

  1. Download and complete the application form - Application Form (Word), Application Form (PDF)
  2. Return it via e-mail to

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