Payroll administrator nominated for Young Employee of the Year

THERE is nothing dull about working in an office – just ask Philip Johnson and he is happy to share his genuine love for his job as a payroll administrator.

Philip 21, is on the shortlist for Young Employee of the Year and when he explains his progression over the past three years, it is no surprise.

Not only is he well on his way to completing a foundation degree in payroll management, he is currently standing is as manager of a team of six people while his boss in on maternity leave.

Philip, from Rishton, began working at Pierce CA in Blackburn on an apprenticeship scheme just over three years ago.

He said: “I left school at 16 and went to college and then worked in a local cinema for a while. Then I decided I needed something more permanent and full time and I got an apprenticeship through North Lancashire Training Group.

“The range of clients we have means I can be dealing with a sole trader one day and a company with 350 employees the next.

“ Every day is different and that’s one of the things I like about the job.”

Philip said he didn’t expect to hear anything more after his company nominated him for the award.

He said: “It’s just nice to have the recognition from the company. I couldn’t believe it when I was shortlisted.”