As National Payroll Week gets underway, it’s the perfect opportunity to welcome the latest member of our payroll team. Muneebah Pathan joins us as a payroll apprentice, beginning her new career with us today.
Perhaps you, or someone you know is considering a career in payroll; could an apprenticeship be a potential route? We are extremely proud of the success of our apprenticeship programmes at PM+M, it is fantastic to watch people grow and develop within the firm, whilst also working towards achieving rewarding professional qualifications.
We asked Julie Mason, our Payroll Director what advice she would give to anyone starting out their career in payroll?
“If you’re starting out in payroll, take all the advice from your colleagues in respect of best practise and get to know your clients. As payroll advisers you are often the first contact within the business and a great relationship is key. Payroll is such an important role and one that you cannot afford to get wrong. It impacts not just the client but the employees and their personal circumstances so understanding the impact payroll has within a business is essential. It’s certainly a great challenging career and one that can change very quickly each day.
Our payroll team at PM+M provides a comprehensive payroll support service and aims to take all of the administrative burdens surrounding the payroll process away from our clients through increasing efficiency, saving time and reducing costs. We have experience of managing the payroll functions of businesses of a wide range of sizes and sectors, so there is plenty of variety within the department.”
Also, a few wise words from some of our current apprentices:
“I’ve always been a kenetic learner, so I find it much better to practice what I am being taught in a real-life setting.”
“Taking part in an apprenticeship offers the opportunity to understand the subject more, with the added benefit of getting paid whilst studying.”
“PM+M encourages us to set our own goals and they do their best to support us in achieving them.”
“The team is friendly and approachable – I have asked them many questions related to my studies and they are always more than happy to help.”
“An apprenticeship can be tough at times because of the work and study balance. You will find that having a plan in place to help achieve your goals will ease this pressure.”
“Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and don’t hesitate to let your personality shine.”
Get in touch
If you’re considering a career in payroll and think an apprenticeship could be an option for you, please get in touch with a member of our HR team by emailing email@example.com.
Happy National Payroll Week!