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Working at PayPoint offers career progression, and working alongside bright and creative people within a fun environment. If you would like to submit your CV to be considered for future vacancies, please email recruitment@paypoint.com.
Sarah Lewis
Team Lead Online Services

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started at PayPoint in 2011 in Retail Operations department and quickly progressed to a Team Leader. I was then given the opportunity to work on a new ATM product launch. Within three years I became a Tester and before I knew it I was appointed to the role of BAU Team Lead. In this role I look after the technical side of our transaction switch which we support 24/7. I look after a team of 10 and enjoy developing and supporting them in their careers.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a role in IT?

Research as much as possible. ITIL is a good certification to have and having a basic knowledge of SQL really helps. Most of all I think if you have the right attitude, drive and determination then this is a great starting point. Customer focus is really important for many roles as we deal with a range of internal and external stakeholders every day.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The team spirit is one of the best parts for me. When problems arise everyone in the team gets involved to solve them. My role is also varies which is great and it allows me to deal with different issues on a day to day basis, but also allows me to work alongside the various technologies we use. We have a number of projects in the pipeline to enhance the services and technologies that we use, this shows that we are always striving to improve our offering.

Adam Tarrier
Graduate Client Implementation Test Analyst

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started working at PayPoint in September 2018 as a Graduate Client Implementation Test Analyst. I applied for a role here at PayPoint and with further discussion with the Recruitment team it was suggested that I apply for the Graduate role. My role is varied which involves testing and development for new client software before it is released. I am always looking at new techniques and procedures when working in my role which is great as it allows me to further my skill set.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into an IT role such as yours?

I recommend exploring different options where available. This will be the different types of roles and industries that may suit someone. It is a good idea to get a LinkedIn profile set up. For anyone looking to get into testing there is a course called the ISTQB which I would highly recommend.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

PayPoint provide opportunities for growth, development and training. The people I work with make the difference for me. It has a family feel in the team I work in and we really enjoy having fun at work.

Rupa Turangi
Senior Software Test Analyst

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started at PayPoint in July 2015 as a Software Test Analyst. In 2018 I was promoted to a Senior. My role involves testing applications and correcting any errors that are found. I currently work in the MultiPay team, but I also liaise with cross functional teams to ensure our products are production ready. I am involved in several exciting projects where I support the successful delivery for our gas and electric products.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a Software Testing role?

There are lots of courses online that can help give an introduction to Software Testing. It would be a good idea to consider automation and manual testing courses as this will certainly help in preparation for the role.


A role in software testing will require you to have strong attention to detail, be confident in self resolving issues which can arise at any time and have the determination to continue learning new technologies.



What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The team support here at PayPoint is fantastic. I always feel I can approach my line manager or colleagues for help when needed. Your voice is always heard at PayPoint which gives employees the opportunity to progress and develop further.

Daniel Strange
Head of Service Management

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I am the Head of Service Management and have been at PayPoint since July 2016. I look after a variety of IT Services that PayPoint offers to its clients and consumers. These range from the terminals we provide to our clients in the shops, the mechanisms to allow top up’s for our consumers and I also look after the applications our internal teams use on a daily basis. I am accountable for all ITIL processes and the investment into on-going improvements. I also Mentor a team of Service Managers and really enjoy watching them grow within their roles.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a Service Management role?

You don’t necessarily need an IT Background, but a good technical understanding does help. I came from an Application Support background so the technical understanding was already there for me. As long as you are passionate about customer service, enjoy dealing with internal and external stakeholders then this is a good start. It is worth doing ITIL courses as this will cover the basics of Incident and Problem management.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

For me it’s the way people work together. When challenges arise, everyone supports each other. Even though there are lots of teams it still has that family feel. I also have opportunities to present my ideas for continuous improvements which are always well received by the leadership teams. PayPoint is also passionate about staff progression. Since my time here I have been promoted twice from Service Manager to Service Team Lead and to my current role as Head of Service Management.

Amy Jackson
Head of Application Services

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I joined PayPoint in 2001 as an Administrator and progressed my career by learning different aspects of the business operation from the onboarding of new retailers, sales support, product support and the implementation of new services PayPoint has added over the years. I took a role in IT in 2006 as a Project Manager which gave me the experience of working to deadlines and managing budgets, backlogs of work, and the allocation of people. I am now a senior manager heading up 3 IT teams comprising of Business Analysts, Developers, Test Analysts and Administrators.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into an IT role?

If you have good technical and analytical skills already I recommend learning as much as you can about the business so you understand how you can support it.

If you don’t already have technical skills, then there are multiple different avenues you can take in IT. Find out what interests you and learn more about it. SQL, C# and automation are good technical skills to have, and understanding methodologies like ITIL, Agile/Scrum/Kanban can give a good background of how IT teams tend to work.


What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

PayPoint drives innovation to stand out in their market and to improve the lives of customers, clients and retailers, and so there is always something new and challenging on the horizon in IT.

Throughout my career here, I have had opportunities to grow and learn new skills, and I’m definitely not alone in this.


Andrzej Czarkowski
Senior Developer

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started working at PayPoint in July 2018 as a Senior Software Developer. When I started everyone in the business was accommodating and welcoming which really helped me to settle in quickly. I currently work in our MultiPay team which is involved in developing our omni channel payments platform. Some of my day to day duties involve attending our daily scrum meetings, writing unit tests and coding. I also attend meetings with key stakeholders in the business to discuss our design architecture.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into an IT role such as yours?

If you have a real passion for everything computer based start learning. I began writing programs from the very basic type, which become more advanced the further I developed my career. There are many tools and tutorials on the web with many providing help in using programming languages such as C# which is a great starter. If you are creative and have good attention to detail, it makes a great career.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The teams are all very friendly. Everyone is very approachable. Much of the development is in an agile environment which is a great way to work for the development teams. Communication goes through the right channels with this helping me do my job effectively. The role does have its challenges like all developer roles, but what is great is that my voice is always being heard at PayPoint and my suggestions are progressed.

Aneta Mihajlovska
Senior Developer

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I have been working at PayPoint since 2011 and presently work as a Senior Developer/ Development Lead. I started my career in PayPoint as an Application Services Developer in the Application Services team, and quickly progressed to a Senior in this team. I was then given the opportunity to move to the Development team as a Software Developer and soon after was promoted to a Senior Developer role.

In my current role, I have been given opportunities to manage both internal and external development resource; design and subsequently, code software solutions, including writing unit and, where applicable, integration tests; as well as regularly attend meetings with key stakeholders.


What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a software development role?

They would need to be passionate about coding. And really, it is not just about having a passion for coding, but also a passion for IT in general. Someone interested in IT software development would need to be prepared to adapt to the ever-changing world of computing, thus constantly learning and exploring alternative ways to deliver better, quicker, more reliable piece of software. When I first started in software development and had very little coding experience, I remember Google being my best friend - there were so many code snippets and “How to” code examples to learn from. Even now, well into my software development career, Google is still my best friend. ☺ At PayPoint, we code predominantly in C#, but we also have a small team of Java, Android and Apple developers.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

For me it would have to be the people. Everybody is very approachable and friendly and I have always felt as if I am part of one big PayPoint family.

Makhan Aujla
Team Lead Application Support

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I have been working at PayPoint since 2011 and currently work as a Team Lead for Application Support. In my time with PayPoint, I have progressed into various roles which has allowed me to develop and grow in the business and as a person. I originally started my career as a junior developer for a very well known brand and before I knew it I was offered an opportunity to start a role here as a technical operational analyst. I then moved into a senior role within that team and then into Application Support as a Senior member of staff and now Team Lead. I currently look after a team of analysts, support various apps used within the business along with supporting our terminal estate.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into an IT role such as yours?

I recommend researching into the different areas as IT is very broad. Once you know what you would enjoy it would be good to looks at courses online as there is a great variety. You can also look into part time study if you are working. IT is always evolving so make sure you keep an interest in what is going on.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The people. They make a big difference. There is a family feel and everyone works together. We all try to contribute towards a positive environment. Challenges can come up throughout the day but with a great team and camaraderie we enjoy problem solving and providing a great service to our customers as a team.

Zoe Nunes
Service Manager

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I am a Service Manager at PayPoint and started in April 2017. I previously worked as a Network Engineer in the Telecoms industry and wanted to progress with my career in a new environment. I heard many good things about PayPoint and how their IT department was always evolving and moving forward with technology so I decided to apply for the Service Manager position. This role really excited me as it was a slight change in career direction but one that felt right for me to take on. In my role I deal with incidents to the point of resolution within our Finance and Technical Shared Services division. This gives me exposure to a wide range of the business which keeps me busy and engaged in what I do.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a role in Service Management?

If you are strong with your customer service skills that is a big help. In this type of role you need to deal with many internal and external stakeholders so you have to be proactive in your approach and deal with the challenges that can arise at any time. I would recommend looking at ITIL courses as these are a good gateway into service management.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

PayPoint get to see your potential and encourage you with moving your career forward within the business. The people in my area are also one of the main reasons I enjoy my role so much. You are also given flexibility in your role and always trusted with your work.

Pete Freeman
Junior Enterprise Support Developer

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I’ve been working at PayPoint since October 2015. I started as an Application Support Analyst supporting the in house applications that our internal teams use and some of our external facing products. In June 2019 I moved into a new role as a Junior Developer which involves supporting the business with various tasks such as 3rd level support escalation, up to code changes in the applications we use at PayPoint.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a software development role?

Work hard and focus on self-development/self-progression, even if it’s home learning. If you are a hard working person, people at PayPoint recognise that and it is a good trait to have which can open doors to other job functions within the business. Try to learn new skills in your current role and environment; technical ability is favourable but so are interpersonal skills.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

I feel progression is achievable at PayPoint more than any company I’ve previously worked for. The hard work has paid off for me with various role changes with the most substantial change being the move from Support to Development. PayPoint has a very family orientated feel. The teams you work with really feel like a close-knit team who you can rely on in any situation which is important as you spend a majority of your time at work.

Joe Pniok
Regional Development Manager

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what is your role?

I am a Regional Development Manager - this job role involves managing a team who sell and maintain relationships with retailers in the convenience sector. When I started four years ago, I was installing, training and decommissioning terminals. As the years have gone on, I have progressed to selling products and building relationships with these retailers.

What do you like about working at PayPoint?

I have a good team around me that are always available to me or my retailers. It only takes a call to the office and I’m given all the support I need. If you are prepared to work hard, you reap the rewards and this has enabled me to have a fantastic wedding and buy a new set of golf clubs for the weekend!

James King
Finance Control

How long have you worked at PayPoint and what is your role?

I’m a Accounts Assistant at PayPoint. I have been working here for six years now. I started as a temp for 3 months and then went on to work in the contact centre, and have moved from UK client settlement to my current role. Currently, I’m undertaking my AAT final stages exams which will expand my skill set and knowledge base as well as constantly learning with on the job training.

What do you like about your role?

I enjoy my role as an accounts assistant as there is a sense of importance in the tasks I am doing, in terms of dealing with auditors and governing bodies for VAT returns and other legally required financial declarations. My role also gives me the opportunity to interact with many departments around the business which helps me develop my skills and attributes on the job as well as inter department relationships.

Carrie Weinert
Group Head of Financial Operations

What is your role and when did your start working at PayPoint?

I started with PayPoint in 1997. PayPoint is a fantastic company for personal development and looks to recruit from within wherever possible. I started my career here as an Accounts Assistant and PayPoint supported me to complete my CIMA qualification whilst working full time, which has allowed me to progress through a number of positions in the finance team and on to my current senior role.

What do you like about working at PayPoint?

PayPoint is a company always looking to the future and for opportunities to grow and diversify. I have seen us bring many new products to the market as well as acquiring and integrating other companies into the PayPoint group.

George Hammond
Management Accountant

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started at PayPoint in September 2007 after completing my A levels. Not having a set career path in mind, I applied for a role in the Contact Centre and used this opportunity to learn everything that I could about different areas of the business. Finance was an area that attracted me so I applied internally for a role in Retail Finance and after a few years moved into Financial Operations where my manager at the time encouraged me to start studying towards an official financial qualification.

After gaining experience and studying I progressed up the ladder into Financial Control and to my current role of Management Accountant; now managing a team of two. PayPoint have been and are continuing to be very supportive in my ongoing journey to becoming a Chartered Accountant. It’s great to combine my industry experience and financial theory everyday within my role.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

Open yourself up to every opportunity and take on any challenge. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and try to reinforce your knowledge with a formal qualification. Most of all, make yourself an Excel expert.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The people make this business; we’re really a large group of friends. The business invests in staff progression and welfare providing a variety of areas to work and relax.
One of the best parts of PayPoint is that they give me the opportunity to volunteer on the Charity Committee which is really fulfilling. I also support and mentor local schools giving students practical commercial experience and working with them to improve their interview skills for when they start their own journeys.
I enjoy giving something back to the community and am thankful that the company support me in this.

Tim Pinner
Commercial Finance Analyst

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I graduated from college with an IT qualification and knew I wanted to get some work experience.
I started at PayPoint in 2007 as a temp. I had already completed a year at Tesco in an IT role. The team I started in was called Field Development. I got the opportunity to develop new ways of working, implement processes and work with lots of different areas of the business. My Excel skills are strong and I have developed a keen interest in Finance. I am now studying towards my CIMA qualification and am currently in a Commercial Finance Analyst role.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

Working and studying is currently what is working for me, but being open minded, having a great work ethic and being prepared to take on as much new work as possible.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The people. I have made loads of friends over the years and enjoyed being part of a company that is continuously evolving. The open spaces available to get away from your desks are great, the newly equipped gym and the new layout of the canteen all lends itself to a positive work environment. It has never felt difficult to get up in the morning and come to work. I spend time with my colleagues outside of work and we have a lot of common interests. There are lots of activities that are subsidised or free for employees like football at a local sports centre, onsite yoga and we recently trialled kickboxing. I feel that we can make suggestions on ways of working and ways of taking time out and they are listened to and acted upon if there is enough interest.

Harry Edwards
Bank Ledger Assistant

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I joined PayPoint in February 2016 on a fixed term contract in Retail Operations. Working within this business area gave me a good understanding of how the company works and, as it was my first job within a corporate environment, it taught me how the teams work together and what opportunities might be available to someone with a degree in finance.
I applied for a role in Finance Operations which was great as I could finally get into PayPoint’s Finance team and start to use my skills. I quickly progressed into my current role as Bank Ledger Assistant and started studying for my ACCA qualification. Alongside my day job I work on various projects and input into the team as a whole.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

You have to have a genuine love of numbers and analysis as each role within Finance requires a great deal of dedication. Having a degree and then working my way up in a Finance team has worked well for me. All experience is beneficial so definitely gain as much as you can in any commercial situation.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The variety of roles and opportunities made available to me since joining have really benefited my development. If you prove yourself and are persistent you will be rewarded. The teams and people who work here really are supportive. I enjoy the environment, the gym and changing facilities. I run after work so being able to use the changing rooms and showers is great. I hope to get involved in other activities that are offered within the company as I find it a good way to meet people.

Tracey De Paola
Finance Cost Manager

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I have been with PayPoint since March 2014, originally employed as Management Accountant but am now Finance Cost Manager overseeing a small team. Alongside my work, I am also studying towards my ACCA qualification. Balancing studies and work deadlines can be challenging, but time management and perseverance is key.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

Working in finance requires strong commitment to accuracy, detail and the ability to cope with and meet tight deadlines. Being able to contribute within a team is vital as is effective communication with those within and without the team.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The people I work and interact with are definitely the highlight of working for PayPoint. In my role I get to change and improve ways of working, systems and processes which I find empowering. I have some flexibility in my role which allows me to be around for my family when needed. The offices and amenities on offer add to the warmth and vibrancy of being one big PayPoint team.
I believe in the company values and seeing them lived out each day keeps me inspired and motivated.

Kerri Marshall
Product Finance Manager

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I joined PayPoint in July 2014 on a fixed term contract as a Senior Commercial Analyst. On completion of my contract I was promoted to a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager and I held that position for two years. In October 2017 I moved to my current role of Product Finance Manager.
My role is very varied and includes rolling forecasts and annual plans, building models to analyse and evaluate new revenue streams, scenario analysis to help with strategic decisions such as pricing proposals, monthly KPI and financial reporting to the Executive Board, analysis for interim and full year reporting, and I also manage a Senior Commercial Analyst.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

Be inquisitive, be approachable and have a desire to problem solve.
As I work in Commercial Finance and partner with the Product Managers keeping up to date with market changes is key as it gives you the ability to challenge, support and add value to plans and forecasts. Also, being able to adapt and challenge the status quo is crucial as often there are more efficient methods of achieving something.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The variety of the role keeps everyday interesting and due to the dynamic nature of the products there is always something to learn.
Due to the size of PayPoint there is regular exposure to the Senior Leadership team which is great for career development.
There is also a newly refurbished on-site gym with great facilities.

Natalie Clarke
Finance Manager

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started at PayPoint in March 2018 as a Finance Manager. The biggest part of my role is to produce the monthly management accounts for our IT and SIMS teams. I get to interact with senior people in both of these areas and discuss forecasts, spend and budgets. The best thing about my role is the ability to make it my own and structure the role to suit my organisational skills. I enjoy getting to the bottom of problems and investigating how things work and the different challenges each business area faces.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

Start studying towards a qualification. There are lots of different paths into finance which you can do alongside your day job. You need this for your understanding, the best way to progress and for your overall credibility.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

It is one of the biggest companies I have worked for so it is great to be part of a large finance team. I enjoy not having to commute into London and that I can make use of the nursery which is located in Shire Park. The onsite weekly yoga class makes it easy and convenient to get some exercise in during my lunch break.

Kieran Doe
Group Tax Manager

How long have you been working at PayPoint and what role do you do?

I started as the Group’s Tax Manager in February 2018. My role at PayPoint is very broad which enables me to get involved in all areas of the business. The role is new to PayPoint so it was great to come in and make it my own. There is always something new going on allowing me to get involved in new business ventures and advise on the tax implications.

What advice would you give someone who is keen to get into a finance role?

I completed a general business degree at university and then got a training contract at a Big 4 accountancy firm where I specialised in tax and completed my ACA qualification. I won several prizes for my exam performance and now work with students tutoring them on how to pass their exams. Qualifications are essential, but they need to be combined with commercial awareness and people skills.

What are the best bits about working at PayPoint?

The work is interesting and I enjoy interacting with the different business areas. I have a good work-life balance as my role is part-time and the company encourages healthy living. Despite being listed, the company has a close- knit feel and you get exposure to senior stakeholders, whereas at larger organisations this tends not to happen. Working close to home and not having a long commute saves me time and money which I really value.

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