Payroll Clerk - 6 Month Temporary Contract


Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support


Trant Engineering Limited is a multi-discipline Engineering & Construction company, with offices and projects throughout the UK and Overseas. We have a number of different divisions, including Energy, Oil & Gas, Process & Water, International and Control & Automation. We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business. 

We are currently recruiting for a temporary Payroll Clerk to join our finance team, based at our Head Office in Southampton, working on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract. 

This role is ideally full-time (working 09:00 – 17:00 Monday-Friday). However, we are also open to receiving applications from individuals seeking to work part-time also.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Processing weekly wages – keeping to strict payment deadlines

·         Maintaining statutory obligations, including, but not limited to, PAYE, NIC, SSP, SMP/SPP/ShPP, NMW, auto-enrolment.

·         Resolving any payroll queries on a timely basis

·         General ad hoc payroll reports and tasks 

It is essential that applicants should understand how payroll operates and should have some experience of working within a payroll team. 

Key Skills/Background:

  • Having a background in payroll is preferred
  • Accurate & thorough
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Comfortable using Excel

Company Benefits:

At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors.

Our company benefits package includes:

·         A competitive salary

·         24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (increasing with service)

·         24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

·         Free onsite parking

·         Christmas shutdown

·         Government Workplace Pension

Equal Opportunities:

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, gender, disability, or age.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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