Trainee Payroll Specialist in Cheadle, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • Cheadle
  • Posted 4 weeks ago


ADP are hiring Trainee Payroll Specialists (Full training provided).

Location: Cheadle (Southgate Centre One, 319 Wilmslow Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3PW)

Hybrid working – 3 days in office and 2 days from home

Please note: we are unable to consider candidates on a dependants/student visa and do not provide sponsorship.

Do you have a background in customer service and are looking for a new challenge? Are you a recent graduate looking to start your career in a global company or looking to make a career change?

Do you want to join a company with award-winning training and world-class service guidelines to help you achieve success, growth, and continued learning?

Are you looking for an inclusive environment with a culture of collaboration and belonging?

If so, this may be an opportunity for you. Read on and decide for yourself!

As an Entry Level Payroll Specialist at ADP, you will work alongside seasoned professionals who will guide and support you to enhance your professional skills while gaining relevant experience in a business environment. Even better: once you join the business you will go through an 9 week paid intensive training period where we teach you everything you need to create an excellent foundation to build a successful and rewarding career with ADP.

Every day, you will utilize multiple tools and resources to develop accurate, comprehensive, and friendly responses to clients’ inquiries regarding payroll practices and tax considerations. The nature of what you do every day will not change your #1 goal is to help clients. Still, every day will be different because the questions you receive will vary, as will the solutions you provide each client. There will be no shortage of new questions you’ll receive, which will keep things interesting, and our top-ranked training will help to set you up for success!

Upon your successful completion of the training program, you will join our fast-paced Service Team as a Payroll Specialist.

To thrive in this role, you must be comfortable working in a metrics-driven, fast paced environment as part of a structured day. You have a way with clients that builds rapport, establishes trust, and shines with professionalism. Over the phone and in writing, your communication style is clear and easy for our clients to understand and take action on. As a result, your client satisfaction scores make you proud. Pace should not scare you. We also have a healthy dose of fun. Not only can you find a career here, but friendships that last in a company that values inclusion.

Please note: As part of the recruitment process you must be available to attend a virtual interview between 20th November – 8th December and an assessment day held in our Cheadle office on 12th December.

Check out Holly’s video, one of our many successful Associates who began her ADP journey in the Academy –

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To succeed in this role you will need the following skills:

  • Be self-motivated and personable

  • Possess excellent communication skills

  • Be organised

  • Be able to work in a team as well as independently

  • Be able to remain focused

With the following education and experience:

  • Good general education up to GCSE or equivalent, including Maths & English

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

  • Customer service experience from any sector (desirable but not essential)


  • 23 days holiday (increasing to 25 after 2 years, you can also buy and sell up to 5 days each year)

  • Flexible benefits private medical insurance, excellent pension scheme, subsidized gyms, employee discount portal, life assurance cover, annual kids pass membership and many more

  • Study support

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Competitive salary

  • Company social events

  • Annual discretionary bonus


  • Be yourself in a culture that values equity, inclusion, and belonging and creates a safe space for diverse perspectives and insights.

  • Belong by joining one of nine Business Resource Groups to connect globally with networks and allies who share common interests and experiences.

  • Grow your career in an agile, fast-paced environment with plenty of opportunities to progress.

  • Continuously learn through ongoing training, development, and mentorship opportunities.

  • Be your healthiest. Best-in-class benefits start on Day 1 because healthy associates are happy ones.

  • Focus on your mental health and well-being. We’re here to provide exceptional service to our clients, and none of that happens without each of us taking care of ourselves and being there for one another.

  • Join a company committed to giving back and generating a lasting, positive impactupon the communities in which we work and live.

  • Get paid to pay it forward. Company-paid time off for volunteering for causes you care about.

A little about ADP: We are a global leader in human resources technology, offering the latest AI and machine learning-enhanced payroll, tax, human resources, benefits, and much more. We believe our people make all the difference in cultivating an inclusive, down-to-earth culture that welcomes ideas, encourages innovation, and values belonging. We’ve received recognition as a global Best Places to Work and a recipient of many prestigious awards for diversity, equity, and inclusion, including a DiversityInc® Top 50 Company, Best CEO and company for women, LGBTQ+, multicultural talent, and more. As part of our deep DEI commitment, our CEO has joined the OneTen coalition to create one million jobs for Black Americans within ten years. Learn more about DEI at ADP on our YouTube channel:

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at ADP: ADP affirms that inequality is detrimental to our associates, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions. Together, we unite for equality and equity. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Ethics at ADP: ADP has a long, proud history of conducting business with the highest ethical standards and full compliance with all applicable laws. We also expect our people to uphold our values with the highest level of integrity and behave in a manner that fosters an honest and respectful workplace. Click to learn more about ADP’s culture and our full set of values.

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